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What if the ‘Anthropocene’ is not formalised as new geological epoch?

In the coming years, the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) will submit its proposal on the ‘Anthropocene’ as a new geological epoch to the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS). If approved, the proposal will be send to the International Union of

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Paleoecology of Easter Island – new eBook

After more than three decades of paleoecological research, the potential role of climatic and anthropogenic drivers on Easter Island’s ecological and cultural change is still under discussion. A new eBook published by Frontiers (Lausane, Switzerland) provides a synthetic view of

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Strong Fuzzy EHLFS to fight simplistic determinism

Although the interpretation of Quaternary records of interrelated environmental–ecological–human processes is necessarily complex, it is often addressed using too-simple deterministic approaches. My latest paper on the subject suggests a holistic framework called EHLFS (Environmental–Human–Landscape Feedbacks and Synergies) to tackle Quaternary complexity.

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A holistic view of Easter Island’s history

CLAFS (Cimate-Landscape-Anthropogenic Feedbacks and Synergies) is a hypothesis integrating natural and anthropogenic drivers of ecological and cultural change aimed at unraveling Easter Island’s history under a holistic perspective Our latest paper paper reviews the existing hypotheses concerning the cultural shift

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Very simple yes-and-no questions about the Anthropocene

Have humans changed the configuration and functioning of the Earth System? Yes. Should we change our relationships with our planet to be sustainable? Yes. Should we stop overexploitation, contamination and garbage accumulation at once? Yes. Should we change the global

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Antropoceno para todos

Acaba de salir el libro de divulgación sobre el ‘Antropoceno‘, donde trato de dar al gran público una visión objetiva sobre el tema para que cada quien pueda formarse una opinión propia y no tenga que creer todo lo que

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Biodiversity of the “Lost World” – Table of Contents

The book “Biodiversity of Pantepui: the pristine ‘Lost World’ of the Neotropics”, edited by Valentí Rull (Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, Barcelona), Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia (University of Barcelona), Otto Huber (Museum of Nature South Tyrol) and Celsa Señaris (Venezuelan Institute

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