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The Anthropocene: A conspicuous stratigraphical signal of anthropogenic changes in production and consumption across the biosphere

Williams, Mark; Zalasiewicz, J; Waters, Colin; Steffen, Will; McNeill, John R; Bennett, Carys; Barnosky, Anthony D.; Ellis, Erle C.; Ellis, Michael A; Cearreta, Alejandro; Haff, Peter K

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Biospheric relationships between production and consumption of biomass have been resilient to changes in the Earth system over billions of years. This relationship has increased in its complexity, from localized ecosystems predicated on anaerobic microbial production and consumption to a global biosphere founded on primary production from oxygenic photoautotrophs, through the evolution of Eukarya, metazoans, and the complexly networked ecosystems of microbes, animals, fungi, and plants that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153851
Source: Earth's Future
DOI: 10.1002/2015EF000339
Access Rights: Open Access

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