News tagged with landscapes

Landscape ecology must play a role in policymaking

The world faces unprecedented environmental transformation. Successfully managing and adapting to a rapidly changing Earth requires the swift action of well-informed policymakers. In a State of the Science report for BioScience, ...

dateApr 27, 2016 in Environment
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Before fusion—a human history of fire

We humans are fire creatures. Tending fire is a species trait, a capacity we alone possess – and one we are not likely to tolerate willingly in any other species. But then we live on Earth, the only true fire planet, the ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Fires did not destroy (as fast as we thought)

Today, people are major agents of landscape change and catalysts for erosion, but what did people do to the environment before the industrial revolution—before mechanized agriculture? The impact that indigenous peoples ...

dateJan 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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