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Spotlight on: ArchaeoGLOBE

 

Research by Erle C. Ellis, Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems at UMBC, investigates the ecology of anthropogenic landscapes and their changes at local to global scales. His current work has three main foci: human transformation of the biosphere (anthromes, anthroecology), tools for global synthesis of local knowledge of landscape change (GLOBE), and inexpensive tools for measuring and managing ecological change across anthropogenic landscapes (Ecosynth, Anthropogenic Ecotope Mapping). All of these foci converge toward the main goal of informing sustainable stewardship of the biosphere in the Anthropocene.

Watch the above video and go here for more information about Dr. Ellis and his work!