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Unformatted text preview: e informaGon. textbook i ­Clicker Wright and Boorse, Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future, 11th Edition (recommended) Also available as e ­text at CourseSmart. IntroducGons: TAs •  Alice Vossbrinck –  Graduate student in Entomology •  Kevin Freeney –  Graduate student in the Program of Ecology, EvoluGon and ConservaGon Biology IntroducGons: Instructors •  Dr. Ben Clegg –  Department of Plant Biology; Program in Ecology, EvoluGon and ConservaGon Biology I am a paleoecologist and paleoclimatologist. My research aims to understand the effect of natural climate variaGons since the last ice age on the development of modern vegetaGon in the ArcGc and SubarcGc of North America. We live on a human ­dominated planet What percent of the land surface is fully altered by humans? h*p://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=55167 We live on a human ­dominated planet 45% of the land surface is dominated by human acAviAes We live on a human ­dominated planet 85% of the land surface is affected directly or indirectly by human acAvity 45% of the land surface is dominated by human acAviAes Postcard fr...
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