Ecosystem Management: Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation (2002)
Human activity over the past several hundred years has left a significant and growing footprint on planet Earth. In no period of human history has our species had a greater impact on the biophysical world. Ozone holes at the poles and microcontaminants in virtually every living organism attest to the far-reaching effects of human activities on every ecosystem. We build roads and log the hot zone of equatorial Africa and then carry emergent viruses across oceans. We burn neotropical rain forests to make way for grazing and farming on land that can sustain those practices for only a few short years.
18 Sep 2018