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Reconnecting to the biosphere

Folke, Carl; Jansson, Asa; Rockstrom, Johan; Olsson, Per; Carpenter, Stephen R.; Chapin, Stuart; Crepin, Anne-Sophie; Daily, Gretchen C.; Danell, Kjell; Ebbesson, Jonas; Elmqvist, Thomas; Galaz, Victor; Moberg, Fredrik; Nilsson, Mans; Osterblom, Henrik; Ostrom, Elinor; Persson, Asa; Peterson, Garry; Polasky, Stephen; Steffen, Will; Walker, Brian; Westley, Frances


Humanity has emerged as a major force in the operation of the biosphere, with a significant imprint on the Earth System, challenging social-ecological resilience. This new situation calls for a fundamental shift in perspectives, world views, and institutions. Human development and progress must be reconnected to the capacity of the biosphere and essential ecosystem services to be sustained. Governance challenges include a highly interconnected and faster world, cascading social-ecological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-011-0184-y


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