ICoNSIE 2018 is PSSN's 18th annual scientific conference. With the theme "Connecting the Dots for the Environment and Humanity", it highlights the important role of nature studies in bringing together the patchy information of the environment and humanity held by the various fields of inquiries. Nature studies covers the natural sciences, including the social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. However, these information need to be shared and exchanged to create a broader, wider, and deeper perspective as to how humanity and environment interact. In the process, a better view of nature and its amenities could be provided to all stakeholders to develop more sustainable strategies for their consumption and development.