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The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Oswald J. Schmitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Our species has transitioned from being one among millions on Earth to the species that is single-handedly transforming the entire planet to suit its own needs. In order to meet the daunting ... More


The Ecologist and the New Ecology

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the efforts of ecologists—with the help of the New Ecology—to better understand nature in ecosystems created and heavily populated by humans. Ecology has developed into a ... More


The Challenge of Sustainability

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book shows how modern ecology, or the New Ecology, has developed into a science in support of sustainability in the twenty-first century—an epoch known as the Anthropocene, in which humankind's ... More


Valuing Species and Ecosystems

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers some of the ecological scientific inroads that support a more complete valuation of species and ecosystems. It describes a very utilitarian, purely economic way of valuing ... More


Socio-ecological Systems Thinking

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how humans and nature can become increasingly entwined as a socio-ecological system. Northern cod stocks were once so plentiful in the waters off eastern Canada and northern New ... More


Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Functions

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reflects on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Drawing connections between ecosystem functions and ecosystem services can make the concept of sustainability ... More


Domesticated Nature

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how humans reengineer the world to suit their own needs, a process known as domesticating nature. The New Ecology is grappling with the issue of what an increasingly ... More


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