BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 23: Earth's Human Carrying Capacity


Easy Readings

Bongaarts J. (1994) Can the growing human population feed itself? Scientific American Mar. 1994: 36-42.
Bray F. (1994) Agriculture for Developing Nations. Scientific American July 1994: 30-37.
Brown K. (2001) Seeds of concern. Scient. Amer. April 2001: 52-57
Bown L. (2009) Could food shortages bring down civilization? Scient. Amer. May 2009: 50-57
Conway G. and Toeniessen G. (1999) Feeding the world in the twenty-first century. Science 402 Suppl.: C55-C58
Despommier D. (2009) The rise of vertical farms. Scient. Amer. Nov.2009: 80
Gleick P.H. (2001) Making Every drop count. Scient. Amer. Feb. 2001: 41-45
la Riviere J.W.M. (1989) Threats to the World's Water. Scientific American September 1989: 80-94
Postel S. (2001) Growing more food with less water. Scientific American Feb. 2001: 46-51
Gleick P.H. (2001) Making every drop count.
Scientific American Feb. 2001: 40-45
Pinstrup-Andersen P. and Cheng F. (2007) Still hungry. Scientific American Sep. 2007: 96-103
Prosterman R.L., Hanstad T., and Ping L. (1996) Can China feed itself? Scientific American Nov.96: 90-96
Raney T. and Pingali P. (2007) Sowing a gene revolution. Scientific American Sep. 2007: 96-111
Wilson E.O. (2002) The Future of Life. New York, Knopf

Intermediate Readings

Botsford L.W., Castilla J.C. and Peterson C.H. (1997) The management of fisheries and marine ecosystems. Science 277: 509-515
Brown L.R. (Ed.) (1994) State of the World 1994. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Cohen J.E. (1995) How Many People Can the Earth Support? New York, Norton & Co.
Daily G.C. (1995) Restoring Value to the World's Degraded Lands. Science 269: 350-354.
Daily G.C. and Ehrlich P.R. (1992) Population, sustainability, and Earth's carrying capacity. Bioscience 42 (10): 761-771.
DellaPenna D. (1999) Nutritional genomics: manipulating plant micronutrients to improve human health. Science 285: 375-379
Ehrlich P.A., Ehrlich A.H., and Daily G.C. (1995) The Stork and the Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma. New York, Putnam's
Ehrlich P.A. and Ehrlich A.H. (1996) Betrayal of Science and Reason. New York: Addison Wesley.
Khachatourians G.G. (1998) Agricultural use of antibiotics in the evolution and transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Canad. Med. Assoc. J. 159: 1129-1136
Matson P.A., Parton W.J., Power A.G. and Swift M.J. (1997) Agricultural intensification and ecosystem properties. Science 277: 504-509
Mazur B., Krebbers E. and Tingey S. (1999) Gene discovery and product development for grain quality traits. Science 285: 372-375
Postel S. (1993) Facing water scarcity. In: State of the World 1993. (Project Director, Brown L.R.), pp. 22-41. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Sailor W.C., Bodansky D., Braun C., Fetter S. and van der Zwaan B. (2000) A nuclear solution to climate change? Science 288: 1177-1178
Service R.F. (2006) Desalinization freshens up. Science 313: 1088-1090
Vitousek P.M., Mooney H.A., Lubchenko J. and Melillo J.M. (1997) Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems. Science 277: 494-499
Witte W. (1998) Medical consequences of antibiotic use in agriculture. Science 279: 996-997

Advanced Readings

Cohen J.E. (1995) Population Growth and Earth's Human Carrying Capacity. Science 269:341-346
Elimelech M. and Phillip W.A. (2011) The future of sea water desalinization: Energy, technology, and the environment. Science 333: 712-717
Pimentel D., Harvey C., Resosudarmo P., Sinclair K., Kurz D., McNair M., Crist S., Shpritz L., Fitton L., Saffouri R., and Blair R. (1995) Environmental and Economic Costs of Soil Erosion and Conservation Benefits. Science 267: 1117-1123.
Postel S.L., Daily G.C., and Ehrlich P.R. (1996) Human appropriation of renewable fresh water. Science 271: 785-788
Shannon M.A. et al. (2008) Science and technology for water purification in the coming decades. Nature 452: 301-310
Trimble S.W. (1999) Decreased rates of alluvial sediment storage in the coon creek basin, Wisconsin, 1975-93. Science 285: 1244-1246
Wackernagel M. et al. (2002) Tracking the ecological overshoot of the human economy. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 99:9266-9271
Ye X., Al-Babili S., Kl๖ti A., Zhang J., Beyer P. and Potrykos I. (2000) Engineering the provitamin A (฿-carotene) biosynthetic pathway into (carotenoid-free) rice endosperm. Science 287: 303-305


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