Earth System Science in the Anthropocene

  • Eckart Ehlers
  • Thomas Krafft

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction: The Anthropocene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul J. Crutzen
      Pages 13-18
    3. Jill Jäger
      Pages 19-26
    4. Horst J. Neugebauer
      Pages 27-38
  3. Global Change and Human Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Mike Brklacich, Hans-Georg Bohle
      Pages 51-61
    3. Johann G. Goldammer
      Pages 63-85
    4. Erich J. Plate
      Pages 87-111
    5. Rainer Sauerborn, Franziska Matthies
      Pages 113-134
  4. Interfaces between Nature and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Nick van de Giesen, Thomas Berger, Maria Iskandarani, Soojin Park, Paul Vlek
      Pages 169-186
    3. Global Carbon Cycle

    4. Food Systems

      1. Wolfgang-Peter Zingel
        Pages 229-246
  5. Scientific Challenges for Anthropogenic Research in the 21st Century

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book


Earth System Science in the Anthropocene aims to provide an in-depth perspective and update on special topics in Global Environmental Change in relation to Human Security. It gives an overview on the new Joint Projects of the four International Global Change Programmmes and on research efforts in Germany. It is also an up-to-date report on emerging necessities in Global Environmental Change research as well as suggestions for its future development.


Climate Change Disaster Prevention Food Systems Water Cycle complexity ecology environment environmental change evolution human health sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckart Ehlers
    • 1
  • Thomas Krafft
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Scientific SecretariatGerman National Committee on Global Change ResearchMünchenGermany

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