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 Conveners:  Erle C Ellis, University of MD Baltimore County, 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, WI, United States
Chairs:  Erle C Ellis, University of MD Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States and Jack Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography, Madison, WI, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Erle C Ellis, University of MD Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, and Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Chris Doughty, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Chi Fai Wong, Jun Yan and Xingang Fan, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, United States
Simon J Goring1, John W Williams2, Ellen R Kujawa1 and Andria Dawson3, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States, (3)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Sarah Ivory1, James M Russell1, Dov F Sax2 and Regan Early3, (1)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (2)Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Providence, RI, United States, (3)University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Xing Chen, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Stephen J Burns1, Laurie Godfrey1, Peterson Faina2, David McGee3, Benjamin F Hardt4, Lovasoa Ranivoharimanana2 and Jeannot Randrianasy2, (1)University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States, (2)University of Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)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-chouinard1, Peter B. McIntyre1, Bernhard Lehner2 and Jed O Kaplan3, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, Center for Limnology, Madison, WI, United States, (2)McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)University of Lausanne, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kevin D Burke1, Simon J Goring2, John W Williams3 and Tracey Holloway2, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Madison, WI, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (3)University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
Mingqi LI1, Shao Xuemei1, Zhi-Yong Yin2 and Xingguo Xu3, (1)IGSNRR Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China, (2)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