The 14th IPB Talks

14th IPB Talks


Abstract of our Speaker, Prof. Mark William:

Human reconfiguration of the biosphere: a sustainable or unsustainable pattern in the Anthropocene?
Mark Williams, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK

Human modification of the biosphere is profound and manifested by a global pattern of species trans-locations, by modification of animal and plant species, some of which have grown to huge populations, by changes to entire ecosystems, and by our appropriation of about a third of total net primary productivity. I will examine the roots of our impact on the biosphere and how this has developed over time, how it manifests at present in an Anthropocene context, and what possible future trajectories there may be.


Interested to know more? Join us on the 14th IPB Talks, Thursday, August 30th 2018!