The Coupled Human and Natural Systems Lab (CHNS-Lab) is part of the Asian School of the Environment at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is led by Asst. Prof. Janice Ser Huay Lee. We are interested in developing research questions that address pertinent environmental challenges in Asia. In the last few decades, Asia's rapid development has brought about large economic benefits. However, not all aspects of society gain from these benefits. Asia's development has also come at a cost to the environment. Here at the CHNS-Lab, we focus on understanding the processes, mechanisms and consequences of land-use and land-cover change in tropical agricultural landscapes through field-based research and desktop analyses. We use a combination of socioeconomic datasets and geospatial information, and analyse this data using statistical models. We aim to derive a deeper understanding of complex socio-ecological systems in the region, and use our research outputs to support policies towards sustainability.