In terms of research, CHE has largely contributed in the promotion of using a holistic approach in tackling human ecological issues. The four academic units of the College have equally participated in research activities in the University which brought a wide range of partnerships through different local and foreign funding agencies. CHE also spearheads national and international symposia and conferences to disseminate research findings and to establish networks across various sectors and nations.
CHE students are required to accomplish an original thesis manuscript to earn their chosen degree in the College. CHE Library offers access to these undergraduate research outputs including undergraduate theses and practicum reports. With the goal of advancing knowledge in human ecology and sustainability, students and other researchers can make use of this service with the assistance of the CHE Library. You can check the manuscripts and reports here sorted by type of access.
CHE manages the Journal of Human Ecology and Sustainability (JHES), which is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal dedicated to publishing multi- and interdisciplinary research about human and environment interaction. It caters to high quality and original manuscripts covering all aspects of human ecology and sustainability science that tackles psychological, nutritional, social, and physical environment.
CHE represents UPLB in The APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscape Research Hub which has been set up in response to increasing concerns about the sustainability of cities due to rapid urbanization and population growth worldwide. As a consequence, sustainability is becoming a key issue for urban planners, civil engineers, and design professionals.
The demand for more environmentally responsive cities grows while modern society becomes more and more dependent on the use of energy and new technologies in nearly every aspect of life. Urbanization has a major impact on the environment and influences landscapes to a great extent beyond the city boundaries through increasing air temperatures, shifting water cycles, and ecological processes. Urban and landscape sustainability go hand-in-hand, and it is not possible to understand one without understanding the interdependencies between cities and their surroundings.
As one of the partners of the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute for NUTRINET (a specialized information system in food, nutrition and related fields), CHE collaborates with other institutions to achieve an efficient flow of information related to nutrition and nutrition-related R&D programs or projects.