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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

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 …

Used biosphere for sale (looks good on paper)

May 19, 2010 – 6:50 pm

Looking for a new view of an old biosphere? Now, you can buy a wall-sized version of our first Anthropogenic Biomes map over at The map includes pictures of different anthromes and is based …

Tools for the Carbon Economy

October 26, 2009 – 5:01 pm

By Jonathan Dandois
Will the census of the future ask homeowners how many trees they have on their property?
With humanity now faced with a changing climate under even the most stringent efforts to reduce carbon emissions, …

The Nature within now matters most

July 23, 2009 – 10:28 am

Should we conserve nature even if it is not wild? Humans have transformed 40% of earth’s ice-free land into crop fields, pastures and settlements, and have embedded another 37% within used and populated landscapes (anthromes). …

It’s a synthy world!

July 4, 2009 – 9:50 am

by Jonathan Dandois
The real world is 3-dimensional. And so is real ecology! To improve our ability to observe and measure the ecology of landscapes in 3D, we are exploring a variety of new tools that …