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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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The ecological systems that suppport all life, including ours
Humans are changing the earth, causing global warming, biodiversity loss and pollution
Anthropogenic Biomes (anthromes) are the global ecosystems created by humans
Understanding the processes that sustain human populations and their ecosystems
Tools and techniques for landscape and global ecology
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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 …
Humans have been using fire since prehistory- indeed, it is one of our defining characteristics -distinguishing us from all other species.
There is little doubt that burning of forests to attract game and later, to clear …