Richardson, Katherine; Steffen, Will
Appreciation of the fact that our planet functions as a system, i.e., the Earth System (ES), defined as “the
interacting physical, chemical and biological global-scale cycles (often called biogeochemical cycles) and
energy fluxes which provide the conditions necessary for life on this planet” (Oldfield F, Steffen W, The
earth system. In: Steffen W, Sanderson A, Tyson PD et al (eds) Global change and the earth system: a
planet under pressure. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York, p 7, 2004)...[Show more]
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