Edited by Mladen Domazet, Ecology and Justice follows from the presentations delivered at IPE’s conference “Climate Justice – Perspectives from Natural and Social Sciences” (November 2015).

The interrelationship of ecology and justice lies at the heart of political ecology, a research approach that combines the disciplinary tools of ecology as well as political economy to address the relations between humans and nature, and various outcomes of social and cultural norms that determine different human communities’ access to nature. Political ecology seeks explanations and interpretations of the phenomena resulting from the human-nature interaction, such as conflicts over resources, which appreciate both the ecological processes and the political power struggles.

Aspects of political ecology rooted in commons research, materialism, feminist development critiques, environmental history, post-colonial studies and science and technology studies are reflected in different chapters of this volume, authored by Daniel Hausknost, Melita Carević, Marija Brajdić Vuković, Plinija Poljaković & Karin Doolan, and Drago Župarić-Iljić.