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Human Impacts on the Biosphere -
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View of the Biosphere. Photo: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and ORBIMAGE, Scientific Visualization Studio.


Geosphere-biosphere interactions and climate. Edited by Lennart O. Bengtsson, Claus U. Hammer. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2001. 302 p.
   QC980.G46 2001

Johnson, Douglas L. Land degradation: creation and destruction. 2nd ed. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield, c2007. 303 p.
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-296).
   GE140.J64 2007 <SciRR>

Kemp, David D. Exploring environmental issues: an integrated approach. London, New York, Routledge, 2004. 444 p.
   GE140.K48 2004

Moran, Emilio F. People and nature: an introduction to human ecological relations. Malden, MA, Blackwell Pub., 2006. 218 p. (Blackwell primers in anthropology, 1)
   Includes bibliographical references (p. [178]-205)
   GF75.M67 2006

Smil, Vaclav. The earth's biosphere: evolution, dynamics, and change. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, c2002. 346 p.    QH343.4.S655 2002
   See especially Chapter 9, Civilization and the Biosphere, p. 229.



Imhoff, Marc L. and others. The consequences of urban land transformation for net primary productivity in the United States. Remote sensing of environment. v. 89, no. 4, 29 February 2004: 434-443.

Luck, G.W., and others. Alleviating spatial conflict between people and biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 101, no. 1, 2004: 182-186.

Ricketts, T. and M. Imhoff. Biodiversity, urban areas, and agriculture: locating priority ecoregions for conservation. Ecology and society. v. 8, no. 2, 2003.

Rosenqvist, A. and others. A review of remote sensing technology in support of the Kyoto Protocol. Environmental science & policy. v. 6, no. 5, October 2003: 441-455.

Rosenzweig, M.L., and others. Estimating diversity in unsampled habitats of a biogeographical province. Conservation biology. v. 17, no. 3: 864–874.



Atlas of the Biosphere
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
University of Wisconsin

GLOBIO: Measuring Human Impacts On The Biosphere
The GLOBIO (Global Methodology for Mapping Human Impacts on the Biosphere) consortium aims to develop a global model for exploring the impact of environmental change on biodiversity. It is designed to support UNEP's activities relating to environmental assessment and early warning.

Land Cover Institute
U.S. Geological Survey
LCI addresses land cover topics from local to global scales, and in both domestic and international settings.

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