"Land Use Competition" and "Social Ecology": Two new books out in Springer's Human-Environment Interactions Series

Recent additions to the Series include: 

Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives

Editors: Niewöhner, J., Bruns, A., Hostert, P., Krueger, T., Nielsen, J.Ø., Haberl, H., Lauk, C., Lutz, J., Müller, D.This book contributes to broadening the interdisciplinary knowledge basis for the description, analysis and assessment of land use practices. It presents conceptual advances grounded in empirical case studies on four main themes: distal drivers, competing demands on different scales, changing food regimes and land-water competition. 

Social Ecology: Society-Nature Relations across Time and Space

Editors: Haberl, H., Fischer-Kowalski, M., Krausmann, F., Winiwarter, V. (Eds.)This book presents the current state of the art in Social Ecology as practiced by the Vienna School of Social Ecology, globally one of the main research groups in this field. As a significant contribution to the growing literature on interdisciplinary sustainability studies, the book introduces the purpose and nature of Social Ecology and then places the “Vienna School” within the broader context of socioecological and other interdisciplinary environmental approaches.