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Earth Stewardship

Earth Stewardship : Sustaining And Enhancing Earth’s Life-Support Systems

Earth stewardship involves shaping trajectories of social-ecological change at local-to-regional scales to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. Over the next decade or two, society has a window of opportunity to radically redefine our relationship with the planet to reduce risks of dangerous global changes that could otherwise seriously degrade Earth’s life-support systems.

 

The Ecological Society of America (ESA), in partnership with Yale and other academic societies, agencies, and non-governmental groups, seeks to foster earth stewardship by

 

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clarifying the science needs for understanding and shaping trajectories of change at local-to-regional scales.

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communicating the basis for earth stewardship to a broad range of audiences, including natural and social scientists, students, the general public, policy makers, and other practitioners.

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formulating pragmatic strategies that foster projects that inform global change by enhancing ecosystem resilience and human well-being.