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The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Oswald J. Schmitz

Abstract

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 challenges of environmental sustainability in this epoch of human domination—known as the Anthropocene—ecologists have begun to think differently about the interdependencies between humans and the natural world. This book provides the best available introduction to what this new ecology is all about—and why it matters more than ever before. It describes how the science of ecology is evolving to provide a b ... More

Keywords: sustainability, Anthropocene, humans, natural world, New Ecology, ecology, species diversity, ecosystems, environmental change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691160566
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oswald J. Schmitz, author
Yale University