GC11E:
Dating the Anthropocene: Early Land Use and Earth System Change I Posters


Session ID#: 8202

Session Description:
Major advances in quantitative global reconstruction of prehistoric land use and land cover changes are required to understand the role of early land use in transforming Earth system processes. Adequate incorporation of anthropogenic land use and land cover change in global and regional climate models remains one of the major priorities in climate modelling. Early land use and land cover scenarios show very large differences; improved global historical reconstructions are essential to advancing Earth system science and efforts to date the emergence of the Anthropocene. Further, ecological science and conservation are in need of more robust empirical baselines for the timing of human alterations. This session encourages contributions from paleo-ecologists, historians, archaeologists and modellers towards the goal of accelerating collaborative interdisciplinary knowledge generation to fully describe the global history of anthropogenic land use and land cover change from its first beginnings.
Primary Convener:  Erle C Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Geography & Environmental Systems, Baltimore, MD, United States
Conveners:  Kees Klein Goldewijk, Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht, 3584, Netherlands and John W Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography & Center for Climatic Research, Madison, WI, United States
Chairs:  Erle C Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Geography & Environmental Systems, Baltimore, MD, United States and Jack Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography, Madison, WI, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Erle C Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Geography & Environmental Systems, Baltimore, MD, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, and Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Cross-Listed:
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Chris Doughty, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Chi Fai Wong1, Jun Yan2 and Xingang Fan2, (1)Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Geography and Environmental Resources, Carbondale, IL, United States, (2)Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, United States
Simon J Goring, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Geography, Madison, WI, United States, John W Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography & Center for Climatic Research, Madison, WI, United States, Ellen R Kujawa, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and Andria Dawson, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Sarah Ivory, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, James M Russell, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, Dov F Sax, Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Providence, RI, United States and Regan Early, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Xing Chen, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Stephen J Burns1, Laurie Godfrey2, Peterson Faina3, David McGee4, Benjamin F Hardt5, Lovasoa Ranivoharimanana3 and Jeannot Randrianasy3, (1)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States, (3)University of Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States
Lysanna Anderson1, David Wahl1 and Francisco Estrada-Belli2, (1)U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (2)Tulane University, Department of Anthropology, New Orleans, LA, United States
Bethany Blakely1, Adrian V Rocha2 and Jason S McLachlan1, (1)University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (2)University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Etienne Fluet-Chouinard, Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, Peter B. McIntyre, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Bernhard Lehner, McGill University, Department of Geography, Montreal, QC, Canada and Jed O Kaplan, University of Lausanne, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kevin D Burke, University of Wisconsin Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Madison, WI, United States, Simon J Goring, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Geography, Madison, WI, United States, John W Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography & Center for Climatic Research, Madison, WI, United States and Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Mingqi LI1, Shao Xuemei1, Zhi-Yong Yin2 and Xingguo Xu3, (1)Key Lab of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States, (3)Qinghai Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Xining, China
Jacky Tran, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, United States