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Thursday, September 12, 2013 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston

Global Ecology: The History of Humans on the Land

Erle C. Ellis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Erle Ellis maps "anthropogenic landscapes" or areas of Earth's terrestrial surface where humans have directly altered ecological patterns and processes. Such transformations to the land, whether for food, shelter, or otherwise serving the needs of human populations, are primary drivers of global changes in climate, biodiversity and biogeochemistry. Erle will speak of human-induced ecological changes to the Earth System over many millennia and the novel ecosystems thus created, challenging long-held ideas about native ecosystems and what is wild.
Fee $10 general,  Students: call 617-384-5277 to register for free
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Pamela Thompson

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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