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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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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 …

A glimpse of the future from the past

January 29, 2009 - 10:43 am
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by Jonathan Dandois
It is incorrect to think that something is not possible when considering how remote sensing tools and technology can be used to improve our understanding of local, regional and global landscapes. Publications and …

How best to chill a hot planet?

January 29, 2009 - 8:34 am
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Even if we manage to slash our carbon emissions, planet earth is going to get a whole lot warmer this century. But maybe we can just chill the planet! For more than a decade, Ken …

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 …

Beyond good intentions: let’s think globally!

December 21, 2008 - 8:28 pm

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by UMBC to provide a new year’s message to the world, in 100 words, prefaced with “In 2009, the world should resolve to…”
Here is the video version of …

Land Use and Climate Change

October 13, 2008 - 11:08 pm

by Erica Antill
At the end of August, my graduate adviser, Erle Ellis, was invited to a joint US-German conference in Berlin, Germany: Tough Choices: Land Use under a Changing Climate. (http://www.nkgcf.org/usg08) The NSF, which funded …

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 …

Is managing global climate now our duty?

August 26, 2008 - 10:07 am

We live in interesting times. We’ve now realized that our activities are changing global climate and thereby harming both ourselves and the rest of the biosphere. And we are begining to do something about it. …

The Earth We Created - an interview

August 18, 2008 - 1:37 am

Here is an interview about my work with anthropogenic biomes and opinions about sustainable management of the environment:
http://knowledge.allianz.com/search.cfm?156/the-environmental-impact-of-population-growth
The reporter, Thilo Kunzemann, of Allianz Knowledge, did a great job by asking me some hard questions- they …