Erle C. Ellis

Erle Ellis is Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Visiting Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. His research investigates the ecology of anthropogenic landscapes and their changes at local to global scales. Current work in his lab has three main foci: the global ecology and history of human landscapes (anthroecology; anthropogenic biomes), tools for global synthesis of local knowledge of landscape change (GLOBE), and inexpensive tools for measuring and managing ecological change across anthropogenic landscapes (Ecosynth, Anthropogenic Ecotope Mapping). All of these come together in his main goal: informing sustainable stewardship of the biosphere in the Anthropocene.

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