“Industrial ecology is the study of the flows of materials and energy in industrial and consumer activities, of the effects of these flows on the environment, and of the influences of economic, political, regulatory, and social factors on the flow, use, and transformation of resources.”
– White, 1994
The Industrial Ecology Program at the University of California, Davis is geared toward providing excellence in skills training and applications of industrial ecology. Our research team works in a collaborative mode to develop landmark studies that advance the field of industrial ecology. The Program areas of research emphasis includes systems, materials and manufacturing analysis applied to urban, agricultural and food systems, transportation and energy systems, water use and technologies, and climate science. It brings together staff, practitioners, visiting scholars, and students, including undergrads, grads, continuing education students, and postdoctoral scholars to develop new ideas to forward the field.