In this new epoch, human influence is ubiquitous in the natural world. Coverage of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems in Anthropocene magazine takes a critical look at humans’ changing relationship with the natural world—and ways to promote biodiversity in the novel ecosystems we’ve created.
The question “What makes us human?” is typically answered in terms of differences. The traits proposed to define us—tool use, language, empathy, and so on—assume that humanity’s essence resides in what sets us apart from other beings.
A new analysis complicates a popular metric of biodiversity decline.
A study finds that crops occur in every category of protected habitat on the planet, making up 6% of all conserved land
Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes
Darwinian theory is based on the idea that heredity flows vertically, parent to offspring, and that life’s history has branched like a tree. Now we know otherwise: that the ‘tree' of life isn’t that simple.
The Human Age will be shaped by the species we create and foster as well as the ones we kill off
Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual
Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions
Prioritizing terrestrial species leaves freshwater ones behind — but the opposite isn't true.