Ecology in an Anthropogenic Biosphere
Human societies have been transforming Earth's ecology for millennia.
Anthroecology theory explains why behaviorally modern humans, unlike any
prior species, gained the capacity to transform the biosphere and the entire Earth system. Anthroecology theory couples
human societies with the biosphere through evolutionary processes of
sociocultural niche construction, supporting scientific efforts to
investigate, understand, and address the ultimate causes of
anthropogenic environmental change, not just the consequences, in an
increasingly anthropogenic biosphere.
Ellis, E.C. 2015. Ecology in an Anthropogenic Biosphere.
Monographs: 85(3):287–331 [download]
Shaping Nature on a Human Planet
Landscapes of the Anthropocene: Program 2. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. November 22, 2016. Washington, DC USA [abstract] [facebook video]
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Ecology in a Human Biosphere
Friday Evening Lecture Series – Glassman Lecture, Marine Biological Laboratory. August 14, 2015, Woods Hole, MA, USA. [Abstract][Video]