BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 24: Environmental Degradation


Easy Readings

Anthony K.W. (2009) Methane: A menace surfaces. Scient.Amer. Dec.2009: 69-75
Collins W., Colman R., Haywood J., Manning M.R. and Mote P. (2007) The physical science behind climate change. Scient. Amer. August 2007 : 64-73
Doney S.C. (2006) The dangers of ocean acidification. Scient. Amer. March 2006: 58-65
Giles J. (2007) From words to action. Nature 445: 578-579
Hansen J. (2004) Defusing the global warming time bomb. Scient. Amer. March 2004: 68-77
Karl T.R., Nicholls N., and Gregory J. (1997) The coming climate. Scientifc American May 1997: 78-83
Marra J. (2006) When will we tame the oceans? Nature 436: 175-176
Maurits la Rivière J.W. (1989) Threats to the world's water. Scientific American Sep. 1989: 80-94.
Mee L. (2006) Reviving dead zones. Scient. Amer. November 2006: 79-85
Simpson S. (2011) The blue food revolution. Scient. Amer. Febr. 2011 : 55-61
Stix G. (2006) A climate repair manual. Scient. Amer. Sept. 2006: 46-49
Wilson E.O. (2002) The Future of Life. New York, Knopf

Intermediate Readings

Brown L.R. (Ed.) (1994) State of the World 1994. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Daily G.C. (1995) Restoring Value to the World's Degraded Lands. Science 269: 350-354.
Graedel T.E. and Crutzen P.J. (1989) The changing atmosphere. Scientific American Sep. 1989: 58-68.
Hardin G. (1968) The Tragedy of the Commons. Science 162: 1243-1248
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.
Prather M., Midgley P., Rowland F.S., and Stolarski R. (1996) The ozone layer: the road not taken. Nature 381: 551-554
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
Vitousek P.M., Mooney H.A., Lubchenko J. and Melillo J.M. (1997) Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems. Science 277: 494-499

Advanced Readings

Costello C., Gaines S.D. and Lynham J. (2008) Can catch shares prevent fisheries collapse? Science 321: 1678-1681
Feely R.A. et al. (2004) Impact of anthropogenic CO 2 on the CaCO 3 system in the oceans.   Science 305: 362-366
Hansen J, Sato M, Ruedy R, Lacis A, and Oinas V. (2000) Global warming in the twenty-first century: an alternative scenario. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 97: 9875-9880.
Kremen C, Niles JO, Dalton MG, Daily GC, Ehrlich PR, Fay JP, Grewal D, Guillery RP. (2000) Economic incentives for rain forest conservation across scales. Science 288: 1828-1832.
Meehl G.A. and Tebaldi C. (2004) More intense, more frequent, and longer lasting heat waves in the 21 st century.   Science   305: 994-997
Nepstadt D.C. et al. (1999) Large-scale impoverishment of Amazonian forests by logging and fire. Nature 398: 505-508
Parmesan C. (1996) Climate and species' range. Nature 382: 765-766
Parmesan C. and Yohe G. (2003) A globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems. Nature 421: 37-42
Parmesan C. et al. (1999) Poleward shifts in geographical ranges of butterfly species associated with regional warming. Nature 399: 579-583
Sabine C.L. et al. (2004) The oceanic sink for anthropogenic CO 2 .   Science 305: 367-371
Santer B.D. et al. (2007) Identification of human-induced changes in atmospheric moisture content. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104: 15248-15253.
Thomson D.J. (1995) The Seasons, Global Temperature, and Precession. Science 268: 59-68.
Wentz F.J., Ricciardulli L., Hilburn K. and Mears C. (2007) How much more rain will global warming bring? Science 317: 233-235


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