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Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Lindsey Gillson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Faced with urgent issues of climate change, habitat loss, extinctions, pollution, and socioecological transformation, there is a need for a long-term perspective that guides ecosystem management, ... More


Pleistocene Park

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the re-wilding of Pleistocene Park. Re-wilding is a plan to restore animals that disappeared thirteen thousand years ago from Pleistocene North America, which offers an ... More


* Mutant Ecologies: Radioactive Life in Post–Cold War New Mexico

Joseph Masco

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Manhattan Project not only unlocked the power of the atom, it also inaugurated a subtle but total transformation of the biosphere, ushering nature into a new kind of nuclear regime in 1945. The ... More


* The Social Lives of Forest Transitions and Successions: Theories of Forest Resurgence

Susanna B. Hecht

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Forest resurgence or forest transition—the widespread recovery of forests in the tropics and more generally—is explained in several bodies of bio-social and economic theory, including urbanization, ... More


Where The Wild Things Were: Re-wilding and the Sixth Extinction

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The effects of global warming, habitat loss, and alien species are pushing extinction rates to new heights. We are currently in the midst of a mass extinction event, which began in the Pleistocene ... More


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