A Threat to Holocene Resurgence Is a Threat to Livability

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability book series (PSAS)


Livability is never an exclusively human issue; like all other life forms, we can only live successfully by living together with others. The set of environmental problems evoked by the term Anthropocene has created threats to more-than-human livability. This chapter explores the consequences of modern ecological simplifications, as these threaten the processes of resurgence necessary to maintain the multispecies landscapes that have nurtured humans, among others.


Livability Resurgence Holocene Anthropocene Plantation Shifting cultivation Woodlands Refugia Fungi Plant diseases Industrial nursery trade Ash dieback 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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