The Environmental Demography Network (EDeN) is a research group dedicated to understanding the complex interactions between humans and their environments.
The human system includes social, economic, political, and behavioral components; the environment is built, biological, geophysical, and chemical; and the interactions include dynamics, processes, and feedbacks. Our EDeN Research Group develop and apply innovative spatial, qualitative, and big data methods to traditional and non-traditional data.
Our mission is to develop solutions—social, economic, institutional, infrastructural, ecological—to help all actors reduce their carbon emissions AND help a diverse range of populations become more resilient to environmental changes.
Pursuing Opportunities for Long-term Arctic Resilience for Infrastructure and Society
This transdisciplinary project serves as a platform to integrate three convergent research pillars—human-environment hotspots, food security, and migration—with education, local community engagement and outreach, international comparison and collaboration, and external evaluation, in order to create resilient Arctic communities in the face of a changing environment.
Community-driven innovation for infrastructure development in rural Alaska communities
This project aims to understand the importance of bridges for the well-being of remote communities in Alaska and to develop a protocol for other remote communities to work together to identify and apply funds for constructing, monitoring, and maintaining bridges.