E.S.H.I. stands for Ecology, Sustainability and Human-Environment Interactions. Through our research, reading and discussion, we aim to understand environmental problems through a diversity of viewpoints, ranging from ecology and geomorphology to economics and culture. We are interested in understanding both the biophysical and social dynamics of today’s ecological challenges, and we use a lens of coupled human-environmental systems to engage with various subfields of geography. We study biogeography, hydro-geomorphology, ecological restoration, land use change, ecosystem services, political ecology, vegetation ecology, and economic geography, among other things. We utilize mixed quantitative and qualitative methods, including remote sensing, spatial analysis, surveys, interviews, and soil, hydrologic and biological sampling. Our collective brings together faculty and graduate students to work on our own research, as well as stay up to date with the latest research in these fields.