The New Ecology

The new ecology emphasizes the importance of conserving species diversity, because it can offer a portfolio of options to keep our ecosystems resilient in the face of environmental change.

The New Ecology

The New 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 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 concise and accessible book provides the best available introduction to what this new ecology is all about--and why it matters more than ever before. Oswald Schmitz describes how the science of ecology is evolving to provide a better understanding of how human agency is shaping the natural world, often in never-before-seen ways. The new ecology emphasizes the importance of conserving species diversity, because it can offer a portfolio of options to keep our ecosystems resilient in the face of environmental change. It envisions humans taking on new roles as thoughtful stewards of the environment to ensure that ecosystems have the enduring capacity to supply the environmental services on which our economic well-being--and our very existence--depend. It offers the ecological know-how to maintain and enhance our planet's environmental performance and ecosystem production for the benefit of current and future generations. Informative and engaging, The New Ecology shows how today's ecology can provide the insights we need to appreciate the crucial role we play in this era of unprecedented global environmental transition. -- Provided by publisher.

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The New Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Oswald J. Schmitz
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-18 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

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
Religion and the New Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: David M. Lodge, Christopher Hamlin
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

For many years, ecologists and the environmentalists who looked to ecology for authority depicted a dichotomy between a pristine, stable nature and disruptive human activity. Most contemporary ecologists, however, conceive of nature as undergoing continual change and find that "flux of nature" is a more accurate and fruitful metaphor than
A New Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

The diversity of nature's flora and fauna is staggering, and it is human nature to wonder how to explain the diversity, adaptability and beauty of the world that surrounds us. How can we explain the interactions between matter and energy that lead to the abiotic and biotic web of life
The New Ecology of Leadership
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: David K. Hurst
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-07 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

David Hurst has a unique knowledge of organizationsÑtheir function and their failureÑboth in theory and in practice. He has spent twenty-five years as an operating manager, often in crises and turnaround conditions, and is also a widely experienced consultant, teacher, and writer on business. This book is his innovative integration
The New Ecology of 798
Language: en
Pages: 5
Authors: Weiran Chen
Categories: 798 (Beijing, China : District)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

Urban life is facing all sorts of contradictions and problems such as land shortages, food security and population growth, so the rise of ecological farming urbanism can not only stop the process of gentrification in the city, but also combine food planting and city cultural densification as sustainable futuring. Beijing

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