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8/24/10 1 Lecture 2: The Big Picture: Population growth and environmental change 1. Carrying Capacity – Different Estimates 2. Global environmental changes 3. Human Population Growth Suggested Readings Lutz, W. et al. 2001. The end of world population growth. Nature 412:543-545. Wackernagel, M. et al. 2002. Tracking the ecological overshoot of the human economy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 99: 9266-9271 Steffen, W. 2010. Observed trends in Earth System behavior. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1: 428–449 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/ doi/10.1002/wcc.36/full) How can we quantify the impact of the human population on the environment? I = P × A × T Where I = ___ impact __________, P = ___ Population _____________, A = __ afflunence ____________ , and T = __ techonolgy ______________ "Carrying capacity" • Maximum population size that can be supported in an area by the resources there How do we estimate? • "Ecological footprint" analysis converts
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