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Adams, William M. and Sally Jeanrenaud. 2008. Transition to Sustainability: Towards a Humane and Diverse World. IUCN, Gland. [PDF] [related IUCN video]

Allenby, Brad. 2008. "The Anthropocene as Media: Information Systems and the Creation of the Human Earth." American Behavioral Scientist 52:107-140. [PDF

Andersen, Ross. 2012. "We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction." The Atlantic 6 March. 

Angus, Ian. 2017. "Is Capitalism Killing Our Climate?" Radio Interview on Planet Haliburton from Climate Capitalism. 18 August.

Angus, Ian. 2017. Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System. Monthly Review Press, New York. [summary] [related podcast "Is Capitalism Killing Our Climate?" on Climate Capitalism] [related video presentation by author] [related (text) interview with author]

Barnosky, Anthony D., Elizabeth A. Hadly, Jordi Bascompte, Eric L. Berlow, James H. Brown, Mikael Fortelius, Wayne M. Getz, John Harte, Alan Hastings, Pablo A. Marquet, Neo D. Martinez, Arne Mooers, Peter Roopnarine, Geerat Vermeij, John W. Williams, Rosemary Gillespie, Justin Kitzes, Charles Marshall, Nicholas Matzke, David P. Mindell, Eloy Revilla, and Adam B. Smith. 2012. "Approaching a State Shift in Earth’s Biosphere." Nature 486:52-58. [PDF]

Beach, Tim, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Duncan Cook, Nicholas Dunning, Douglas J. Kennett, Samantha Krause, Richard Terry, Debora Trein, and Fred Valdez. 2015. "Ancient Maya impacts on the Earth's surface: An Early Anthropocene analog?" Quaternary Science Reviews 124(15 September). [news story]

Berkhout, Frans. 2014. "Anthropocene Futures." The Anthropocene Review: 1-6, April 22. [PDF]

Brook, Barry W., Erle C. Ellis, Michael P. Perring, Anson W. Mackay, and Linus Blomqvist. 2013. "Does the terrestrial biosphere have planetary tipping points?" Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28 February. [PDF]

Canfield, Donald E., Alexander N. Glazer, and Paul G. Falkowski. 2010. "The Evolution and Future of Earth’s Nitrogen Cycle." Science 330(6001):192-196. [abstract] [PDF]

Cardinale, Bradley J. 2013. "Towards a general theory of biodiversity for the Anthropocene." Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. [PDF] [related video]

Ceballos, Gerardo, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anthony D. Barnosky, Andrés García, Robert M. Pringle, and Todd M. Palmer. 2015. "Accelerated modern human–induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction." Science Advances 1(5):e1400253. [summay in ScienceDaily] [news video]

Clark, William C., Paul J. Crutzen, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. 2004. "Science for Global Sustainability: Toward a New Paradigm." Pages 1-28 in H.J. Schellnhuber, P.J. Crutzen, W.C. Clark, M. Claussen, and H. Held (eds.), Earth System Analysis for Sustainability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge. [PDF

Crutzen, Paul J. and Christian Schwägerl. 2011. "Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos." Environment 360 24 January.

Crutzen, Paul J. and E.F. Stoermer. 2000. "The 'Anthropocene'." IGBP Global Change Newsletter 41:17-18. 

Crutzen, Paul J. and Will Steffen. 2003. "How Long Have We Been in the Anthropocene Era?" Climatic Change 61(3):251-257. [news article] [related news article by author]

Dibley, Ben. 2012. "'Nature is Us': The Anthropocene and Species-being." Transformations 21. [PDF]

  • "The Anthropocene is here to stay. There is no return to a benevolent Holocene. There is no going 'back to safety.' We cannot save nature or 'humanity,' 'as it is, or was, or is supposed to have once been' (Twenty-First Century 7). In this sense the catastrophe has already happened: Man is dead; Nature has ended." (p. 8 of 15)

Dirzo, Rodolfo, Hillary S. Young, Mauro Galetti, Gerardo Ceballos, Nick J.B. Isaac, and Ben Collen. 2015. "Defaunation in the Anthropocene." Science 345(6195):401-406. [press release from Stanford University] [news story

Duce, R.A., J. LaRoche, K. Altieri, K.R. Arrigo, A.R. Baker, D.G. Capone, S. Cornell, F. Dentener, J. Galloway, R.S. Ganeshram, R.J. Geider, T. Jickells, M.M. Kuypers, R. Langlois, P.S. Liss, S.M. Liu, J.J. Middelburg, C.M. Moore, S. Nickovic, A. Oschlies, T. Pedersen, J. Prospero, R. Schlitzer, S. Seitzinger, L.L. Sorensen, M. Uematsu, O. Ulloa, M. Voss, B. Ward, and L. Zamora. 2008. "Impacts of Atmospheric Anthropogenic Nitrogen on the Open Ocean." Science 16 May:893-897. [abstract]  [PDF]  [news story in Science Daily]

Ehlers, Eckart and Thomas Krafft (eds.). 2006. Earth System Science in the Anthropocene. Springer, Berlin. 

Ellis, Erle C. 2011. "Anthropogenic Transformation of the Terrestrial Biosphere." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 369(1938):1010-1035. [related article by E. Ellis et al. in Global Ecology & Biogeography (PDF)]

Ellis, Erle C., Kees Klein Goldewijk, Stefan Siebert, Deborah Lightman, and Navin Ramankutty. 2010. "Anthropogenic Transformation of the Biomes, 1700 to 2000." Global Ecology and Biogeography 19:589-606. [PDF] [related video] [related paper by Ellis]

Estes, James A., John Terborgh, Justin S. Brashares, Mary E. Power, Joel Berger, William J. Bond, Stephen R. Carpenter, Timothy E. Essington, Robert D. Holt, Jeremy B.C. Jackson, Robert J. Marquis, Lauri Oksanen, Tarja Oksanen, Robert T. Paine, Ellen K. Pikitch, William J. Ripple, Stuart A. Sandin, Marten Scheffer, Thomas W. Schoener, Jonathan B. Shurin, Anthony R.E. Sinclair, Michael E. Soulé, Risto Virtanen, and David A. Wardle. 2011. "Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth." Science 333(6040):301-306. [PDF] [news article]

Ewing, Brad, David Moore, Steven Goldfinger, Anna Oursler, Anders Reed, and Mathis Wackernagel. 2010. The Ecological Footprint Atlas 2010. Global Footprint Network, Oakland. [PDF]

Foley, Jonathan A., Ruth DeFries, Gregory P. Asner, Carol Barford, Gordon Bonan, Stephen R. Carpenter, F. Stuart Chapin, Michael T. Coe, Gretchen C. Daily, Holly K. Gibbs, Joseph H. Helkowski, Tracy Holloway, Erica A. Howard, Christopher J. Kucharik, Chad Monfreda, Jonathan A. Patz, I. Colin Prentice, Navin Ramankutty, and Peter K. Snyder. 2005. "Global Consequences of Land Use." Science 309(5734):570-574. [abstract] [PDF] [related article] [TED video]

Garnett, Trevor and Arwen Cross. 2012. "Agriculture’s hunger for nitrogen oversteps planetary boundaries." The Conversation 5 November.

Gibbs, H.K., A.S. Ruesch, F. Achard, M.K. Clayton, P. Holmgren, N. Ramankutty, and J.A. Foley. 2010. "Tropical Forests Were the Primary Sources of New Agricultural Land in the 1980s and 1990s." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 31 August. [PDF] [news story]

Globaïa.org. 2009-2013. "A Cartography of the Anthropocene." Globaïa.org, www.globaia.org

Global Change "highlights the high-quality research arising from its core projects and projects that it co-sponsors. By including articles that draw linkages between science, society and policy, the magazine aspires to serve as a source of information not only to scientists, but also to funding agencies, policymakers, journalists and the general public." 

Griggs, David, Mark Stafford-Smith, Owen Gaffney, Johan Rockström, Marcus C. Öhman, Priya Shyamsundar, Will Steffen, Gisbert Glaser, Norichika Kanie, and Ian Noble. 2013. "Sustainable development goals for people and planet. Planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being." Nature 495:305-307. [PDF] [supplementary materials (PDF)] [news story by Andrew Revkin] [related blog post]

Haberl, Helmut, K. Heinz Erb, Fridolin Krausmann, Veronika Gaube, Alberte Bondeau, Christoph Plutzar, Simone Gingrich, Wolfgang Lucht, and Marina Fischer-Kowalski. 2007. "Quantifying and Mapping the Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production in Earth's Terrestrial Ecosystems." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(31):12942-12947.

Hamilton, Clive and Jacques Grinevald. 2015. "Was the Anthropocene anticipated?" The Anthropocene Review 2(1):59-72. [PDF]

Hammond, Sean T., James H. Brown, Joseph R. Burger, Michael R. Chang, Tatiana P. Flanagan, Trevor S. Fristoe, Astrid Kodric-Brown, and Jordan G. Okie. 2013. "Bankrupting nature for the (temporary) wealth of nations." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28(10):576-577.

Huntingford, Chris, Przemyslaw Zelazowski, David Galbraith, Lina M. Mercado, Stephen Sitch, Rosie Fisher, Mark Lomas, Anthony P. Walker, Chris D. Jones, Ben B. B. Booth, Yadvinder Malhi, Debbie Hemming, Gillian Kay, Peter Good, Simon L. Lewis, Oliver L. Phillips, Owen K. Atkin, Jon Lloyd, Emanuel Gloor, Joana Zaragoza-Castells, Patrick Meir, Richard Betts, Phil P. Harris, Carlos Nobre, Jose Marengo, and Peter M. Cox. 2013. "Simulated resilience of tropical rainforests to CO2-induced climate change." Nature Geoscience 6:268-273. [related slide presentation (PDF)]

Imhoff, Daniel and Jo Ann Baumgartner (eds.). 2006. Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature: Essays In Conservation-Based Agriculture. Watershed Media, Distributed by the University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angles.

Imhoff, Marc L., Lahouari Bounoua, Taylor Ricketts, Colby Loucks, Robert Harriss, and William T. Lawrence. 2004. "Global Patterns in Human Consumption of Net Primary Production." Nature 429(24 June):870-873. [PDF]

Jamail, Dahr. 2015. "The New Climate "Normal": Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse." Truthout 3 August. 

Kotchen, Matthew J. and Oran R. Young. 2007. "Meeting the challenges of the anthropocene: Towards a science of coupled human–biophysical systems." Global Environmental Change 17:149-151. [PDF]

Lepers, Erika, Eric F. Lambin, Anthony C. Janetos, Ruth DeFries, Frederic Achard, Navin Ramankutty, and Robert J. Scholes. 2005. "A Synthesis of Information on Rapid Land-cover Change for the Period 1981–2000." BioScience 55(2):115-124. [PDF]

Lewis, Simon L. and Mark A. Maslin. 2015. "Defining the Anthropocene." Nature 519:171-180. 

Lorimer, Jamie. 2015. Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. [Introduction (PDF)]

Lovejoy, Thomas. 2012. "The Greatest Challenge of Our Species." The New York Times 5 April. 

Malhia, Yadvinder, Luiz E.O.C. Aragão, David Galbraith, Chris Huntingford, Rosie Fisher, Przemyslaw Zelazowski, Stephen Sitch, Carol McSweeney, and Patrick Meir. 2009. "Exploring the Likelihood and Mechanism of a Climate-change-induced Dieback of the Amazon Rainforest." Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 106(49):20610-20615.

Mann, Charles C. 2011. "The Dawn of the Homogenocene: Tracing globalization back to its roots." Orion May/June. [related video]

Morello, Lauren. 2012. "Is Earth Nearing an Environmental 'Tipping Point'? Humanity may be pushing the planet toward sudden, irreversible ecological changes." Scientific American 7 June. 

Palumbi, Stephen R. 2001. "Humans as the World's Greatest Evolutionary Force." Science 293(5536):1786-1790. 

Pearce, Fred. 2007. With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change. Beacon Press, Boston.

Pimm, Stuart L., M. Ayres, A. Balmford, G. Branch, K. Brandon, T. Brooks, R. Bustamante, R. Costanza, R. Cowling, L.M. Curran, A. Dobson, S. Farber, G.A. da Fonseca, C. Gascon, R. Kitching, J. McNeely, T. Lovejoy, R.A. Mittermeier, N. Myers, J.A. Patz, B. Raffle, D. Rapport, P. Raven, C. Roberts, J.P. Rodriguez, A.B. Rylands, C. Tucker, C. Safina, C. Samper, M.L. Stiassny, J. Supriatna, D.H. Wall, and D. Wilcove. 2001. "Can We Defy Nature's End?" Science 293(5537):2207-2208. [PDF] [supplementary materials]

Postel, Sandra L., Gretchen C. Daily, and Paul R. Ehrlich. 1996. "Human Appropriation of Renewable Freshwater." Science 271:785-788. [PDF]

Postel, Sandra. 2013. "Water – and Us – in the 'Anthropocene'." National Geographic online 3 June.

Purdy, Jedediah. 2015. After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. [video lecture by Purdy] [related lecture “Justice, Power, and Landscape” by Purdy]

Richter, Daniel de B. 2007. "Humanity’s transformation of Earth’s soil: pedology’s new frontier." Soil Science 172(12):957-967.

Rockström, Johan and Mattias Klum. 2012. The Human Quest: Prospering within Planetary Boundaries. Princeton University Press, Princeton. [review] [trailer video] [Rockström video from Ted Talks

Rojstaczer, Stuart, Shannon M. Sterling, and Nathan J. Moore. 2001. "Human Appropriation of Photosynthesis Products." Science 294(5551):2549-2552.

Rosenzweig, Cynthia, David Karoly, Marta Vicarelli, Peter Neofotis, Qigang Wu, Gino Casassa, Annette Menzel, Terry L. Root, Nicole Estrella, Bernard Seguin, Piotr Tryjanowski, Chunzhen Liu, Samuel Rawlins, and Anton Imeson. 2008. "Attributing Physical and Biological Impacts to Anthropogenic Climate Change." Nature 453:353-357. [news article]

Rudel, Thomas K., Laura Schneider, Maria Uriarte, B.L. Turner II, Ruth DeFries, Deborah Lawrence, Jacqueline Geoghegan, Susanna Hecht, Amy Ickowitz, Eric F. Lambin, Trevor Birkenholtz, Sandra Baptista, and Ricardo Grau. 2009. "Agricultural Intensification and Changes in Cultivated Areas, 1970-2005." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(49):20675-20680. [PDF]

Running, Steven W. 2012. "A Measurable Planetary Boundary for the Biosphere." Science 337(6101):1458-1459. [news story] [comment by Erb et al.] [response by Running

Sanderson, Eric W., Malanding Jaiteh, Marc A. Levy, Kent H. Redford, Antoinette V. Wannebo, and Gillian Woolmer. 2002. "The Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild." BioScience 52(10):891-904. [PDF] [related website]

Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim, Paul J. Crutzen, William C. Clark, Martin Claussen, and Hermann Held. 2004. Earth System Analysis for Sustainability. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge. [Introduction (PDF)] [related paper by Schellnhuber et al. in Environment (PDF)]

Schlesinger, William H. 2006. "Global Change Ecology." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(6):348-351. [PDF]

Schramski, John R., David K. Gattie, and James H. Brown. 2015. "Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 15 July. [PDF] [summary in ScienceDaily]

Simmons, I.G. 1996. Changing the Face of the Earth: Culture, Environment, History, 2nd Edition. Blackwell, London.

Sisk, Thomas D., Alan E. Launer, Kathy R. Switky, and Paul R. Ehrlich. 1994. "Identifying Extinction Threats: Global Analyses of the Distribution of Biodiversity and the Expansion of the Human Enterprise." BioScience 44(9):592-604. [PDF]

Steffen, W., Grinevald, J., Crutzen, P., & McNeill, J. 2011. "The Anthropocene: conceptual and historical perspectives." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 369(1938):842-867. [PDF] [TED video

Steffen, W., P.J. Crutzen, and J.R. McNeill. 2007. "The Anthropocene: Are Humans now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature?" Ambio 36:614-621. [PDF]

Steffen, Will, Åsa Persson, Lisa Deutsch, Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams, Katherine Richardson, Carole Crumley, Paul Crutzen, Carl Folke, Line Gordon, Mario Molina, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Johan Rockström, Marten Scheffer, Hans Schellnhuber, and Uno Svedin. 2011. "The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship." Ambio 12 October. [PDF]

Syvitski, James. 2012. "Anthropocene: An epoch of our making." Global Change 78(March):12-15. [single article (PDF)] [full issue with related papers (PDF)]

Tilman, David, Kenneth G. Cassman, Pamela A. Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Stephen Polasky. 2002. "Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices." Nature 418:671-677. [PDF]

Turner, B.L., W.C. Clark, R.W. Kates, J.F. Richards, J.T. Mathews, and W.B. Meyer. 1990. The Earth as Transformed by Human Action: Global and Regional Changes in the Biosphere over the Past 300 Years. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. [Summation (PDF)

van der Leeuw, Sander, Robert Costanza, Steve Aulenbach, Simon Brewer, Michael Burek, Sarah Cornell, Carole Crumley, John A. Dearing, Catherine Downy, Lisa J. Graumlich, Scott Heckbert, Michelle Hegmon, Kathy Hibbard, Stephen T. Jackson, Ida Kubiszewski, Paul Sinclair, Sverker Sörlin, and Will Steffen. 2011. "Toward an integrated history to guide the future." Ecology and Society 16(4):2.

Vitousek, Peter M. 1994. "Beyond Global Warming: Ecology and Global Change." Ecology 75(7):1861-1876. [PDF]

Vitousek, Peter M., H.A. Mooney, Jane Lubchenco, and J.M. Melillo. 1997. "Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems." Science 277(5325):494-499. [PDF]

Wackernagel, Mathis, Niels B. Schulz, Diana Deumling, Alejandro Callejas Linares, Martin Jenkins, Valerie Kapos, Chad Monfreda, Jonathan Loh, Norman Myers, Richard Norgaard, and Jørgen Randers. 2002. "Tracking the Ecological Overshoot of the Human Economy." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99(14):9266-9271.

Wilson, Edward O. 2016. Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life. Liveright, New York. [related essay by Wilson] [related essay on the subject by Tony Hiss in the Smithsonian Magazine] [discussion in Audubon] [interview in The New York Times] [podcast interview on Science Friday] [commentary by Brian Czech]

York, R., E.A. Rosa, and T. Dietz. 2003. "Footprints on the Earth: The Environmental Consequences of Modernity." American Sociological Review 68(2):279-300. [PDF]

Zelazowski, Przemyslaw, Yadvinder Malhi, Chris Huntingford, Stephen Sitch, Joshua B. Fisher. 2011. "Changes in the potential distribution of humid tropical forests on a warmer planet." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 369(1934):137-160.

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