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The Anthropocene

Jan Zalasiewicz and Colin Waters.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science). 10696 words.

The Anthropocene hypothesis—that humans have impacted “the environment” but also changed the Earth’s geology—has spread widely through the sciences and humanities. This hypothesis is being...

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities

Peter Kareiva and Isaac Kareiva.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science). 7148 words.

The concept of biodiversity hotspots arose as a science-based framework with which to identify high-priority areas for habitat protection and conservation—often in the form of nature...

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Biodiversity in Heterogeneous and Dynamic Landscapes

Clélia Sirami.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation. 13765 words.

Although the concept of biodiversity emerged 30 years ago, patterns and processes influencing ecological diversity have been studied for more than a century. Historically, ecological...

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Ecological Effects of Environmental Stressors

Bill Freedman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science). 10309 words.

Regimes of environmental stress are exceedingly complex. Particular stressors exist within continua of intensity of environmental factors. Those factors interact with each other, and their...

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Ecosystem Services

Leon C. Braat.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science). 15490 words.

The concept of ecosystem services considers the usefulness of nature for human society. The economic importance of nature was described and analyzed in the 18th century, but the term ecosys...

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Ecosystem Services and Human Health

Elisabet Lindgren and Thomas Elmqvist.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science). 5458 words.

Ecosystem services refer to benefits for human societies and well-being obtained from ecosystems. Research on health effects of ecosystem services have until recently mostly focused on...

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Ecotourism

Giles Jackson and Megan Epler Wood.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 445 words.

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The Emergence of Environment as a Security Imperative

Felix Dodds.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Environmental History. 12774 words.

The emergence of environment as a security imperative is something that could have been avoided. Early indications showed that if governments did not pay attention to critical environmental...

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Environmental Accounting

Jean Louis Weber.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Research Methods in Life Sciences; Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science). 493 words.

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From Plows, Horses, and Harnesses to Precision Technologies in the North American Great Plains

David E. Clay, Sharon A. Clay, Thomas DeSutter and Cheryl Reese.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 9115 words.

Since the discovery that food security could be improved by pushing seeds into the soil and later harvesting a desirable crop, agriculture and agronomy have gone through cycles of...

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