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November 11, 2015 – 9:45 am

Why did behaviorally modern humans and no other multicellular species in the history of the Earth gain the capacity to transform an entire planet? Biology alone cannot explain this – Homo sapiens is just another …

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All is not loss: Plant Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

January 18, 2012 – 5:56 pm
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What are we humans doing to biodiversity in the Anthropocene? Causing Earth’s sixth mass extinction? (e.g. Barnosky et al. 2011 and others). How about something completely new to biodiversity on this planet? How about a …

Globalization is good for the biosphere

March 21, 2009 – 1:20 pm
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Finally some good news about global change: globalization is making us cooperate! This is no minor discovery. Poverty, global warming, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss- all of these will only be solved when all of …

The human jungle

January 30, 2009 – 8:56 am
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Are pristine rainforests the only ones that matter? We know that forests do change as they age, developing some unique characteristics when mature, and that some species cannot live outside of large swaths of ancient …

The Biosphere- love it or change it for the better!

January 19, 2009 – 9:48 am
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The Biosphere is home to all life on Earth. Now that we humans are living in and/or using almost all of it, the future of the biosphere is in our hands.
Keeping human influence out of …

Remember the matrix! (no habitat is an island)

January 14, 2009 – 12:43 pm
sichuan_landscape

Conservation of biodiversity requires the conservation of habitat, and for a long time, this has meant preserving the largest possible “pristine” habitats and excluding humans. Now that humans have fragmented most of earth’s landscapes …

Anthromes on the cover of Frontiers in Ecology

October 8, 2008 – 1:54 pm
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At last! After nearly one year online, my paper with Navin Ramankutty introducing Anthropogenic Biomes (Anthromes), is now in print in the October issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Even better, it is …