Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952453 | Print ISBN: 9780761930297 | Online ISBN: 9781412952453| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Bates, Daniel G.
Barbara J. Dilly
Daniel G. Bates champions significant contributions in the study of human ecology. Human ecology links the disciplines of anthropology, biology, geography, demography, and economics in a distinctive theoretical model. It is concerned with the interplay between humans and their environments. Human ecology is based on evolutionary theory and seeks to understand and explain how cultural symbols guide human interaction with the environment. Bates is the editor of the bimonthly journal Human Ecology , a worldwide, leading peer-reviewed journal in anthropology and environmental studies. Bates is also coeditor of a book series in environmental studies and has five ...