Erle Ellis

Publications

 



Books

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press: UK release March 2018, US release May 2018



Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Proceedings (peer reviewed)

Bauer, A.M., and E.C. Ellis. 2018. The Anthropocene divide: obscuring understanding of social-environmental change. Current Anthropology (in press).

Fox, T., M. Pope, and E.C. Ellis. 2018. Engineering the Anthropocene: Scalable Social Networks and Resilience Building in Human Evolutionary Timescales. The Anthropocene Review (in press).

Ellis, E.C., N.R. Magliocca, C.J. Stevens, and D.Q. Fuller. 2018. Evolving the Anthropocene: Linking multi-level selection with long-term social-ecological change. Sustainability Science (in press).

Brook, B.W., E.C. Ellis, and J. Buettel. 2018. What is the evidence for planetary tipping points? Pages 51-57 in P. Kareiva, M. Marvier, and B. Silliman, editors. Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [online] [download]

Zalasiewicz, J., C.N. Waters, C.P. Summerhayes, A.P. Wolfe, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, P. Crutzen, E. Ellis, I.J. Fairchild, A. Gałuszka, P. Haff, I. Hajdas, M.J. Head, J.A. Assunção Ivar do Sul, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J.R. McNeill, C. Neal, E. Odada, N. Oreskes, W. Steffen, J. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, and M. Williams. 2017. The Working Group on the Anthropocene: Summary of evidence and interim recommendations. Anthropocene 19:55-60. [download]

Bohle, M., and E.C. Ellis. 2017. Furthering Ethical Requirements for Applied Earth Science. Annals of Geophysics 60 (Fast Track 7): doi: 10.4401/ag-7401. [download]

Dinerstein, E., D. Olson, A. Joshi, C. Vynne, N.D. Burgess, E. Wikramanayake, N. Hahn, S. Palminteri, P. Hedao, R. Noss, M. Hansen, H. Locke, E.C. Ellis, B. Jones, C.V. Barber, R. Hayes, C. Kormos, V. Martin, E. Crist, W. Sechrest, L. Price, J.E.M. Baillie, D. Weeden, K. Suckling, C. Davis, N. Sizer, R. Moore, D. Thau, T. Birch, P. Potapov, S. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, N. de Souza, L. Pintea, J.C. Brito, O.A. Llewellyn, A.G. Miller, A. Patzelt, S.A. Ghazanfar, J. Timberlake, H. Klöser, Y. Shennan-Farpon, R. Kindt, J.-P. Barnekow Lillesø, P. van Breugel, L. Graudal, M. Voge, K.F. Al-Shammari, and M. Saleem. 2017. An Ecoregion-based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm. BioScience 67(6):534-545. [download]

Zalasiewicz, J., M. Williams, C.N. Waters, A.D. Barnosky, J. Palmesino, A.-S. Rönnskog, M. Edgeworth, C. Neal, A. Cearreta, E.C. Ellis, J. Grinevald, P. Haff, J.A. Ivar do Sul, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J.R. McNeill, E. Odada, N. Oreskes, S. J. Price, A. Revkin, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, D. Vidas, S. Wing, and A.P. Wolfe. 2016. Scale and diversity of the physical technosphere: A geological perspective. The Anthropocene Review 4(1):9-22. [download]

Dandois, J.P., M. Baker, M. Olano, G.G. Parker, and E.C. Ellis. 2017. What is the point? Evaluating the structure, color, and semantic traits of computer vision point clouds of vegetation. Remote Sensing 9:355. [download]

Zalasiewicz, J., C.N. Waters, A.P. Wolfe, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, M. Edgeworth, E.C. Ellis, I.J. Fairchild, F.M. Gradstein, J. Grinevald, P. Haff, M.J. Head, J. Ivar do Sul, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J.R. McNeill, N. Oreskes, C. Poirier, A. Revkin, D. d. Richter, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, J.P.M. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, S. Wing, and M. Williams. 2017. Making the case for a formal Anthropocene Epoch: an analysis of ongoing critiques. Newsletters on Stratigraphy 50(2):205-26. [download]

Cantrell, B., L.J. Martin, and E.C. Ellis. 2017. Designing Autonomy: Opportunities for New Wildness in the Anthropocene. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(3):156-166. [download

Ellis, E.C. 2016. Why Is Human Niche Construction Transforming Planet Earth? Pages 63-70 in M. W. Ertsen, C. Mauch, and E. Russell, editors. Molding the Planet: Human Niche Construction at Work. RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2016, no. 5, Rachel Carson Center, Munich. [online] [download]

Magliocca, N.R., and E.C. Ellis. 2016. Evolving human landscapes: a virtual laboratory approach. Journal of Land Use Science 11:642-671. [download].

Bennett, E.M., M. Solan, R. Biggs, T. McPhearson, A.V. Norstrom, P. Olsson, L. Pereira, G.D. Peterson, C. Raudsepp-Hearne, F. Biermann, S.R. Carpenter, E.C. Ellis, T. Hichert, V. Galaz, M. Lahsen, M. Milkoreit, B. Martin-López, K.A. Nicholas, R. Preiser, G. Vince, J.M. Vervoort, and J. Xu. 2016. Bright spots: Seeds of a good Anthropocene. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(8):441–448. [download]. [DotEarth Blog]

Steffen, W., R. Leinfelder, J. Zalasiewicz, C. N. Waters, M. Williams, C. Summerhayes, A. D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, P. Crutzen, M. Edgeworth, E.C. Ellis, I. J. Fairchild, A. Gałuszka, J. Grinevald, A. Haywood, J. I. d. Sul, C. Jeandel, J. R. McNeill, E. Odada, N. Oreskes, A. Revkin, D. d. B. Richter, J. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, S. L. Wing, A. P. Wolfe, and H. J. Schellnhuber. 2016. Stratigraphic and Earth System Approaches to Defining the Anthropocene. Earth's Future 4: doi:10.1002/2016EF000379. [download].

Prosser, D.J., L.L. Hungerford, R.M. Erwin, M.A. Ottinger, J.Y. Takekawa, S.H. Newman, X. Xiao, and E.C. Ellis. 2016. Spatial Modeling of Wild Bird Risk Factors for Highly Pathogenic A(H5N1) Avian Influenza Virus Transmission. Avian Diseases 60:329-336. [download].

Margulies, J.D., Magliocca, N.R., Schmill, M.D., Ellis, E.C. 2016 Ambiguous Geographies: Connecting Case Study Knowledge with Global Change Science. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 106(3):572-596. [download].

Williams, M., Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C.N., Edgeworth, M., Bennett, C., Barnosky, A.D., Ellis, E.C., Ellis, M.A., Cearreta, A., Haff, P.K., Ivar do Sul, J.A., Leinfelder, R., McNeill, J.R., Odada, E., Oreskes, N., Revkin, A., deB Richter, D., Steffen, W., Summerhayes, C., Syvitski, J.P., Vidas, D., Wagreich, M., Wing, S.L., Wolfe, A.P., Zhisheng, A. 2016. The Anthropocene: a conspicuous stratigraphical signal of anthropogenic changes in production and consumption across the biosphere. Earth's Future 4(3):34–53. [download]

Waters, C.N., J. Zalasiewicz, C. Summerhayes, A.D. Barnosky, C. Poirier, A. Galuszka, A. Cearreta, M. Edgeworth, E.C. Ellis, M. Ellis, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J. R. McNeill, D. d. Richter, W. Steffen, J. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, M. Williams, A. Zhisheng, J. Grinevald, E. Odada, N. Oreskes, and A.P. Wolfe. 2016. The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene. Science 351:aad2622. [download]

Ruddiman, W.F., D.Q. Fuller, J.E. Kutzbach, P.C. Tzedakis, J.O. Kaplan, E.C. Ellis, S.J. Vavrus, C.N. Roberts, R. Fyfe, F. He, C. Lemmen, and J. Woodbridge. 2016. Late Holocene Climate: Natural or Anthropogenic? Reviews of Geophysics 54(1):93–118 [download].

van Vliet, J., N.R. Magliocca, B. Büchner, E. Cook, J.M. Rey Benayas, E.C. Ellis, A. Heinimann, E. Keys, T. Lee, J. Liu, O. Mertz, P. Meyfroidt, M. Moritz, C. Poeplau, B.E. Robinson, R. Seppelt, K.C. Seto, and P. Verburg. 2016. Meta-studies in land use science: Current coverage and prospects. AMBIO 45(1):15-28. [download]

Verburg, P.H., N. Crossman, E.C. Ellis, A. Heinimann, P. Hostert, O. Mertz, H. Nagendra, T. Sikor, K.-H. Erb, N. Golubiewski, R. Grau, M. Grove, S. Konaté, P. Meyfroidt, D.C. Parker, R.R. Chowdhury, H. Shibata, A. Thomson, and L. Zhen. 2015. Land system science and sustainable development of the earth system: A global land project perspective. Anthropocene 12:29–41. [download]

Williams, M., J. Zalasiewicz, P.K. Haff, C. Schwägerl, A.D. Barnosky and E.C. Ellis. 2015. The Anthropocene biosphere. The Anthropocene Review 2(3):196-219. [download]

Dandois, J.,M. Olano, and E.C. Ellis. 2015. Optimal Altitude, Overlap, and Weather Conditions for Computer Vision UAV Estimates of Forest Structure. Remote Sensing 7(10): 13895-13920. [download]

Ellis, E.C. 2015. Too big for nature. Pages 24-31 in B. A. Minteer and S. J. Pyne, editors. After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. [download]

Pirokka, M., E.C. Ellis, and P.D. Tredici. 2015. Personal Remote Sensing: Computer Vision Landscapes. Pages 178-187 in A. Fard and T. Meshkani, editors. New Geographies #7: Geographies of Information. Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. [download] [RG doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3523.1445]

Ellis, E.C. 2015. Ecology in an Anthropogenic Biosphere. Ecological Monographs 85(3)287–331. [download] [Anthroecology Project]

Dandois, J.P., D. Nadwodny, E. Anderson, A. Bofto, M. Baker, and E.C. Ellis. 2015. Forest census and map data for two temperate deciduous forest edge woodlot patches in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Ecology 96:1734-1734. [download pdf] [download dataset]

Zahawi, R., J.P. Dandois, K.D. Holl, D. Nadwodny, L.J. Reid, and E.C. Ellis. 2015. Using lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor tropical forest recovery. Biological Conservation 186:287–295. [download]

Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C.N., Williams, M., Barnosky, A.D., Cearreta, A., Crutzen, P., Ellis, E., Ellis, M.A., Fairchild, I.J., Grinevald, J., Haff, P.K., Hajdas, I., Leinfelder, R., McNeill, J., Odada, E.O., Poirier, C., Richter, D., Steffen, W., Summerhayes, C., Syvitski, J.P.M., Vidas, D., Wagreich, M., Wing, S.L., Wolfe, A.P., An, Z., Oreskes, N. 2015 When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid-twentieth century boundary level is stratigraphically optimal. Quaternary International 383:196-203.  [download]

Hobbs, R.J., E.S. Higgs, C. Hall, P. Bridgewater, F.S. Chapin III, E.C. Ellis, J.J. Ewel, L.M. Hallett, J.A. Harris, K.B. Hulvey, S.T. Jackson, P.L. Kennedy, C. Kueffer, L. Lach, T.C. Lantz, A.E. Lugo, J. Mascaro, S.D. Murphy, C.R. Nelson, M.P. Perring, D.M. Richardson, T.R. Seastadt, R.J. Standish, B.M. Starzomski, K.N. Suding, P.M. Tognetti, L. Yakob, and L. Yung. 2014. Managing the whole landscape: historical, hybrid and novel ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:557–564. [download]

Schmill, M.D., L.M. Gordon, N.R. Magliocca, E.C. Ellis, and T. Oates. 2014. GLOBE: Analytics for Assessing Global Representativeness. Pages 25-32 in Computing for Geospatial Research and Application (COM.Geo), 2014 Fifth International Conference on. [download]

Ellis, E.C. 2014. Ecologies of the Anthropocene: Global upscaling of social-ecological infrastructures. Pages 20-27 in D. Ibanez and N. Katsikis, editors. New Geographies #6: Grounding Metabolism. Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. [download]

Magliocca, N., T. Rudel, P. Verburg, W. McConnell, O. Mertz, K. Gerstner, A. Heinimann, and E. Ellis. 2014. Synthesis in land change science: methodological patterns, challenges, and guidelines. Regional Environmental Change 15(2):211-226. [download]

Ellis, E.C. 2014. (Anthropogenic Taxonomies) A Taxonomy of the Human Biosphere. Pages 168-182 in C. Reed and N.-M. Lister, editors. Projective Ecologies. Actar. [download]

Martin, L.J., J.E. Quinn, E.C. Ellis, M.R. Shaw, M.A. Dorning, L.M. Hallett, N.E. Heller, R.J. Hobbs, C.E. Kraft, E. Law, N.L. Michel, M.P. Perring, P.D. Shirey, and R. Wiederholt. 2014. Biodiversity conservation opportunities across the world’s anthromes. Diversity and Distributions 20(7):745–755. [download]

Magliocca, N.R., D.G. Brown, and E.C. Ellis. 2014. Cross-Site Comparison of Land-Use Decision-Making and Its Consequences across Land Systems with a Generalized Agent-Based Model. PLoS ONE 9:e86179. [download] [blog post]

Seddon, A.W.R., A.W. Mackay, A.G. Baker, H.J.B. Birks, E. Breman, C.E. Buck, E.C. Ellis, + 64 more authors (!). 2014. Looking forward through the past: Identification of fifty priority research questions in palaeoecology. Journal of Ecology 102(1):256–267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12195 [download]

Ellis, E. C., D.Q. Fuller, J.O. Kaplan, and W.G. Lutters. 2013. Dating the Anthropocene: Towards an empirical global history of human transformation of the terrestrial biosphere. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 1(1):000018. [download]

Blomqvist, L., B. W. Brook, E. C. Ellis, P. M. Kareiva, T. Nordhaus, and M. Shellenberger. 2013. Does the Shoe Fit? Real versus Imagined Ecological Footprints. PLoS Biology 11:e1001700. [download] [blog post]

Ellis, E. C. 2013. Sustaining biodiversity and people in the world's anthropogenic biomes. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5:368–372. [download]

Magliocca, N. R., D. G. Brown, and E. C. Ellis. 2013. Exploring Agricultural Livelihood Transitions with an Agent-Based Virtual Laboratory: Global Forces to Local Decision-Making. PLoS ONE 8:e73241. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073241. [download] [blog post: Exploring Land-Livelihood Transitions]

Young, A.L., W.G. Lutters, N.R. Magliocca, and E.C. Ellis. 2013. Designing a system for land change science meta-study. Pages 1473-1478 in CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, Paris, France. [pdf]

Rounsevell, M. D. A., A. Arneth, P. Alexander, D. G. Brown, N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, E. Ellis, J. Finnigan, K. Galvin, N. Grigg, I. Harman, J. Lennox, N. Magliocca, D. Parker, B. C. O'Neill, P. H. Verburg, and O. Young. 2013. Towards decision-based global land use models for improved understanding of the Earth system. Earth System Dynamics Discussion 4:875-925.

Prosser, D., L. Hungerford, R. M. Erwin, M. A. Ottinger, J. Y. Takekawa, and E. Ellis. 2013. Mapping avian influenza transmission risk at the interface of domestic poultry and wild birds. Frontiers in Public Health 1:28 [download]

Karl, J. W., J. E. Herrick, R. S. Unnasch, J. K. Gillan, E. C. Ellis, W. G. Lutters, and L. J. Martin. 2013. Discovering ecologically-relevant knowledge from published studies through geo-semantic searching. BioScience 63:674-682. [download]

Dandois, J. P. and E. C. Ellis. 2013. High spatial resolution three-dimensional mapping of vegetation spectral dynamics using computer vision. Remote Sensing of Environment 136:259-276. [download] [blog post]

Ellis, E. C., J. O. Kaplan, D. Q. Fuller, S. Vavrus, K. Klein Goldewijk, and P. H. Verburg. 2013. Used Planet: A Global History. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(20):7978-7985. [download] [blog post]

Mascaro, J., J. A. Harris, L. Lach, A. Thompson, M. P. Perring, D. M. Richardson, and E. C. Ellis. 2013. Origins of the Novel Ecosystems Concept. Pages 45-57 in R. J. Hobbs, E. S. Higgs, C. M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems. John Wiley & Sons. [download]

Perring, M. P. and E. C. Ellis. 2013. The Extent of Novel Ecosystems: Long in Time and Broad in Space. Pages 66-80 in R. J. Hobbs, E. S. Higgs, C. M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems. John Wiley & Sons. [download]

Marris, E., J. Mascaro, and E. C. Ellis. 2013. Perspective: Is Everything a Novel Ecosystem? If so, do we need the Concept? Pages 345-349 in R. J. Hobbs, E. S. Higgs, C. M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems. John Wiley & Sons. [download]

Brook, B. W., E. C. Ellis, M. P. Perring, A. W. Mackay, and L. Blomqvist. 2013. Does the terrestrial biosphere have planetary tipping points? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28(7): 396-401. [download] [blog post]

Magliocca, N. R. and E. C. Ellis. 2013. Using Pattern-oriented Modeling (POM) to Cope with Uncertainty in Multi-scale Agent-based Models of Land Change. Transactions in GIS 17(1): 883-900. [download]

DeFries, R., E. Ellis, F. S. Chapin III, P. Matson, B. L. Turner II, Arun Agrawal, P. Crutzen, C. Field, P. Gleick, P. Kareiva, E. Lambin, E. Ostrom, P. Sanchez, J. Syvitski, and D. Liverman. 2012. Planetary Opportunities: A Social Contract for Global Change Science to Contribute to a Sustainable Future. BioScience 62(6):603-606. [download]

Martin, L. J., B. Blossey, and E. Ellis. 2012. Mapping where ecologists work: Biases in the global distribution of terrestrial ecological observations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(4):195-201. [download]

Ellis, E. C., E. C. Antill, and H. Kreft. 2012. All is not loss: plant biodiversity in the Anthropocene. PLoS ONE 7:e30535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030535. [download] [maps & data] [blog post: All is not loss: Plant Biodiversity in the Anthropocene]

Verburg, Peter H., Erle C. Ellis and Aurelien Letourneau. 2011. A global assessment of market accessibility and market influence for global environmental change studies. Environmental Research Letters 6:034019. [download]

Prosser, D. J., J. Wu, E. C. Ellis, F. Gale, T. P. Van Boeckel, W. Wint, T. Robinson, X. Xiao, and M. Gilbert. 2011. Modelling the distribution of chickens, ducks, and geese in China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 141:381-389. [download]

Ellis, E. C. 2011 Anthropogenic transformation of the terrestrial biosphere. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science 369(1938):1010-1035. [download].

Kaplan, J. O., Krumhardt, K. M., Ellis, E. C., Ruddiman, W. F., Lemmen, C. & Klein Goldewijk, K. 2011. Holocene carbon emissions as a result of anthropogenic land cover change. The Holocene 21(5):775-791. [download]

Ellis, E. C., K. Klein Goldewijk, S. Siebert, D. Lightman, and N. Ramankutty. 2010. Anthropogenic transformation of the biomes, 1700 to 2000. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19(5):589-606. [download] [Online Appendices] [blog post: The Biosphere we created: 1700 to 2000]

Jiao, J., E. C. Ellis, I. Yesilonis, J. Wu, H. Wang, H. Li, and L. Yang. 2010. Distributions of soil phosphorus in China's densely populated village landscapes. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10(3):461-472. [download]

Dandois, J. P. and E. C. Ellis. 2010. Remote sensing of vegetation structure using computer vision. Remote Sensing 2(4):1157-1176. [download]

Jiao, J.G., Yang, L.Z., Wu, J.X., Wang, H., and E. C. Ellis, 2010. Land use and soil organic carbon in China's agricultural village landscapes. Pedosphere 20(1):1-14. [download]

Ruddiman, W. F. and E. C. Ellis. 2009. Effect of per-capita land use changes on Holocene forest clearance and CO2 emissions. Quaternary Science Reviews 28(27-28):3011-3015. [download] [blog post: Burning the biosphere before you were born]

Ellis, E. C. and P. K. Haff. 2009. Earth Science in the Anthropocene: New Epoch, New Paradigm, New Responsibilities. EOS Transactions 90(49):473. [download] [blog post: On Doctoring the Planet]

Ellis, E.C., N. Neerchal, K. Peng, H. S. Xiao, H. Wang, Z. Yan, S. C. Li, J. X. Wu, J. G. Jiao, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2009. Estimating long-term changes in China's village landscapes. Ecosystems 12 (2):279-297. [download] [blog post: China’s villages are changing the world]

Wu, J.-X., X. Cheng, H.-S. Xiao, H. Wang, L.-Z. Yang, and E. C. Ellis. 2009. Agricultural Landscape Change in China's Yangtze Delta, 1942 to 2002: A Case Study. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 129:523-533. [download] [blog post: Dynamics of village change in China's Yangtze Delta]

Ellis, E.C. and N. Ramankutty. 2008. Putting people in the map: anthropogenic biomes of the world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6(8):439-447. [download] [blog post: Anthromes on the cover of Frontiers in Ecology]

Ellis, E.C., and Wang, H. 2006. Estimating area errors for fine-scale feature-based ecological mapping. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27(21):4731-4749. [download]

Ellis E.C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473. [download]

Wang, H., and E.C. Ellis. 2005. The effect of image misregistration on feature-based change measurements. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 71(9):1037-1044. [download]

Wang, H., and E. C. Ellis. 2005. Spatial accuracy of orthorectified IKONOS imagery and historical aerial photographs across five sites in China. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26(9):1893-1911. [download]

Ellis, E. C. 2004. Long-term ecological changes in the densely populated rural landscapes of China. Pages 303-320 in R. S. DeFries, G. P. Asner, and R. A. Houghton, editors. Ecosystems and Land Use Change. Geophysical Monograph Series Vol. 153. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC. [download]

Mosier, A. R., M. A. Bleken, P. Chaiwanakupt, E. C. Ellis, J. R. Freney, R. B. Howarth, P. A. Matson, K. Minami, R. Naylor, K. N. Weeks, and Z. Zhao-liang. 2001. Policy implications of human accelerated nitrogen cycling. Biogeochemistry 52:281-320 [download]

Ellis, E. C., R. G. Li, L. Z. Yang, and X. Cheng. 2000. Nitrogen and the sustainable village. Pages 95-104 in S. R. Gliessman, editor. Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. [download]

Muramoto, J., E. C. Ellis, Z. Li, R. M. Machado, and S. R. Gliessman. 2000. Field-scale nutrient cycling and sustainability: comparing natural and agricultural ecosystems. Pages 121-134 in S. R. Gliessman, Editor. Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. [download]

Ellis, E.C., R.G. Li, L.Z. Yang, and X. Cheng. 2000b. Changes in village-scale nitrogen storage in China's Tai Lake Region. Ecological Applications 10(4):1074-1089. [download]

Ellis, E.C., R.G. Li, L.Z. Yang, and X. Cheng. 2000a. Long-term change in village-scale ecosystems in China using landscape and statistical methods. Ecological Applications 10(4):1057-1073. [download]

Ellis, E.C., R.G. Li, L.Z. Yang, and X. Cheng. 2000: Supplement 1. Long-term change in village-scale ecosystems in China using landscape and statistical methods. Ecological Applications 10(4):1057-1073; Supplement 1: Data Quality Pedigree Calculator. Ecological Archives A010-006-S1. [link]

Ellis, E.C. and Wang, S.M., 1997. Sustainable traditional agriculture in the Tai Lake Region of China. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 61:177-193. [download]

Ellis, E.C., Turgeon, R., and Spanswick, R.M., 1992. Quantitative analysis of photosynthate unloading in developing seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris L. I. The use of steady state labeling. Plant Physiology 99:635 642. [download]

Ellis, E.C., Turgeon, R., and Spanswick, R.M., 1992. Quantitative analysis of photosynthate unloading in developing seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris L. II. Pathway and turgor-sensitivity. Plant Physiology 99:643 651. [download]

Ellis, E.C., Turgeon, R., and Spanswick, R.M., 1992. Changes in photosynthate unloading from perfused seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris L. induced by osmoticum and Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA). Journal of Experimental Botany 43:1235 1241.[download]

Dissertation: Ellis, E.C. 1990. Quantitative analysis of photosynthate unloading in developing seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris L. Doctoral Dissertation, Cornell University. [download]

Ellis, E.C., and Spanswick, R.M., 1987. Sugar efflux from attached seed coats of Glycine max (L.) Merr.. Journal of Experimental Botany 38:1470 1483.[download]


Editorials, Essays, Letters, Opinions, Magazine Articles & Blogs

Ellis, E. 2018. Who speaks for the trees? in Harvard Design Magazine #45 (in prep).

Ellis, E. 2018. Time in Our Hands: Co-Designing a Better Anthropocene. LA+ (in press).

Ellis, E.C. 2017. Physical Geography in the Anthropocene. Progress in Physical Geography 41(5):525-532. [download]

Ellis, E.C., B. Cantrell, and L.J. Martin. 2017. Transparency and Control of Autonomous Wildness: A Reply to Galaz and Mouazenc. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(9):630. [download]

Ellis, E.C., B. Cantrell, and L.J. Martin. 2017. Transparency and Control of Autonomous Wildness: A Reply to Galaz and Mouazenc. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(9):630. [download]

Ellis, E.C. 2017. Nature for the People: Toward A Democratic Vision for the Biosphere. Breakthrough Journal Issue 7:15-25. [download]

Tarolli, P., G. Sofia, and E. Ellis. 2017. Mapping the topographic fingerprints of humanity across Earth. EOS Transactions 98 doi:10.1029/2017EO069637. [download]

Ellis, E., M. Maslin, N. Boivin, and A. Bauer. 2016. Involve social scientists in defining the Anthropocene. Nature 540:192–193. [download].

Ellis, E.C., P.J. Richerson, A. Mesoudi, J.-C. Svenning, J. Odling-Smee, and W.R. Burnside. 2016. Evolving the human niche. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(31):E4436. [download].

Ellis, Erle 2016. Evolving toward a better Anthropocene. Future Earth Blog. March 29, 2016. [download]

Ellis, Erle C. 2016. Humans: The species that changed Earth. Social Evolution Forum. Evolution Institute. February 22, 2016. [download]

Ellis, Erle. 2015. Natives on the move: embracing change and evolution in biodiversity melting pots. Global Roundtable, The Nature of Cities [blog]. November 5, 2015. [online]

Ruddiman, W.F., E.C. Ellis, J.O. Kaplan, and D.Q. Fuller. 2015. Defining the epoch we live in: Is a formally designated “Anthropocene” a good idea? Science 348:38-39. [download]

Asafu-Adjaye, J., L. Blomqvist, S. Brand, B. Brook, R. DeFries, E. Ellis, C. Foreman, D. Keith, M. Lewis, M. Lynas, T. Nordhaus, J. Roger Pielke, R. Pritzker, J. Roy, M. Sagoff, M. Shellenberger, R. Stone, and P. Teague. 2015. An Ecomodernist Manifesto. http://www.ecomodernism.org/manifesto. [download]

Ellis, Erle C. 2013. Using the Planet. Global Change 81:32-35. [download]

Ellis, Erle. 2013. Conserving a Used Planet: Embracing Our History as Transformers of Earth. SNAP Magazine (Science for Nature and People; no longer publishing magazine). September 24, 2013. [download]

Erle C. Ellis. 2013. An Ecologist Explains His Contested View of Planetary Limits. Edited by Andrew C. Revkin, Dot Earth Blog. New York Times [Published September 16, 2013] http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/16/an-ecologist-explains-contested-view-of-planetary-limits/

Ellis, E. C. 2013. Op-Ed: Overpopulation Is Not the Problem. The New York Times. New York edition ed. September 14, 2013. p. A19. [online].

Ellis, E. C. 2013. Back from the Brink. NewScientist. March 9, 2013, (2907):30-31. [online] [pdf] [blog post]

Zalasiewicz, J., A. Cearreta, P. Crutzen, E. Ellis, M. Ellis, J. Grinevald, J. McNeill, C. Poirier, S. Price, D. Richter, M. Scholes, W. Steffen, D. Vidas, C. Waters, M. Williams, and A. P. Wolfe. 2012. Response to Autin and Holbrook on “Is the Anthropocene an issue of stratigraphy or pop culture?”. GSA Today 22:e21. [download]

Erb, K.-H., H. Haberl, R. DeFries, E.C. Ellis, F. Krausmann, and P. H. Verburg. 2012. Pushing the Planetary Boundaries. Science 338:1419-1420. [download]

Ellis, E. 2012. Environments are not constraints. This is Africa Online (Financial Times) June 20, 2012. http://www.thisisafricaonline.com/Analysis/Environments-are-not-constraints [pdf] [reposted by the Breakthrough Institute]

Marris E, Kareiva P, Mascaro J, Ellis E. C. 2011. Op-Ed: Hope in the Age of Man. The New York Times. New York edition ed. December 8, 2011. p. A39. [online]

Ellis, E. 2011. The Planet of No Return: Human Resilience on an Artificial Earth. The Breakthrough Journal. Fall 2011 (Issue 2).   [summary] [online] [pdf] [commentary/criticism online]

Ellis E. C. 2011.  Forget Mother Nature: This is a World of our Making. NewScientist, June 14, 2011, (2816):26-27. [online] [pdf]

Ellis, Erle C. 2011. Neither Good Nor Bad: The Age of Anthropocene: Should We Worry? Edited by Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times: Room for Debate [Published May 23, 2011] [web link]

Ellis, Erle. 2009. "Op-Ed: Stop Trying to Save the Planet" In Wired Science. [Published May 6, 2009]. <http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/ftf-ellis-1/>

Ellis, E. C. 2008. Environmental revolution starts at home. Science 320(5883; June 20):1587.
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/320/5883/1587a (text of letter).

Ellis, E.C., 2008. Measuring change. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. 6(2): 66-67. [pdf] [doi link]

Ellis, E.C. 2006. Ecological revitalization of Chinese villages. Science 312(5778; June 2):1310. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/312/5778/1310a (text of letter).

Ellis, E. C. 2005. Letter in response to Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Climate of Man” series, The New Yorker, June 13 & 20, 81(17):20. [pdf]


Newsletters, Reports & Other

Rounsevell, M. D. A., A. Arneth, D. G. Brown, N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, E. Ellis, J. Finnigan, K. Galvin, N. Grigg, I. Harman, J. Lennox, N. Magliocca, D. Parker, B. O’Neil, P. H. Verburg, and O. Young. 2013. Incorporating Human Behaviour and Decision Making Processes in Land Use and Climate System Models. GLP Report No. 7, GLP-IPO, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

 E. Ellis. 2012. The GLOBE Project: accelerating global synthesis of local studies in land change science. Newsletter of the Global Land Project, March 2012, No. 8:5-6. [download]


Book Reviews

Ellis, E. C. 2015. Book Review: Vital Signs, Volume 20 by Michael Renner. The Quarterly Review of Biology 90:86. [pdf]

Ellis, E. C. 2014. Betting the Planet: Review of "The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth's Future". The Chronicle Review. January 24, 2014 Page B16 [download]

Ellis, E. C. 2013. Book Review: Our Dying Planet: An Ecologist's View of the Crisis We Face by Peter F. Sale. The Quarterly Review of Biology 88:34. [pdf]

Ellis, E.C., 2008. Book Review: Key Topics in Landscape Ecology. Quarterly Review of Biology 83(1): 135. [pdf]

Lindert, P. H. 1998. Shifting Ground: The Changing Agricultural Soils of China and Indonesia. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Publications in Chinese

Wu, J., Cheng, X., Jiao, J., Xiao, H., Yang, L., Wang, H., Zhang, F. & Ellis, E. C. (2010) Long-term changes in area and soil total nitrogen and total phosphorus storage in croplands of the densely populated village landscapes of China's Yangtze Plain. Acta Ecologica Sinica 30(23):6309-6322. [in Chinese: 武俊喜,程序,焦加国,肖红生,杨林章,王洪庆,张福锁,Ellis, Erle C. 2010. 中耕地类型及其土壤氮磷储量的变化. 生态学报 30(23):6309-6322] [download]

Wu, J.-X., X. Cheng, J. G. Jiao, H.-S. Xiao, L.-Z. Yang, H. Wang, F. Zhang, and E. C. Ellis. 2010. Changes in land use and land cover and soil organic carbon storage in the densely populated village landscapes of China’s Yangtze Plain from 1940s to 2002 (in Chinese). Acta Ecologica Sinica 30(6):1397-1411.  [in Chinese: 武俊喜,程序,焦加国,肖红生,杨林章,王洪庆,张福锁,Ellis Erle C..2010. 1940—2002 年长江中下游平原乡村景观区域中土地利用覆被及其土壤有机碳储量变化.生态学报 30(6):1397-1411] [download]

Wu, J. X., J. G. Jiao, H. S. Xiao, H. Q. Wang, L. Z. Yang, X. Cheng, and Ellis, E.C.. 2008. Landscape structure, management and soil total nitrogen, total phosphorus in the densely populated rural landscapes of China's Yangtze Plain (in Chinese). Acta Ecologica Sinica 28(8):3606-3617. [in Chinese: 武俊喜, 焦加国, 肖红生, 王洪庆, 杨林章, 程序, Ellis Erle C. 2006. 长江平原区乡村景观的结构、管理及其对土壤氮磷的影响. 生态学报 28(8):3606-3617]. [download]

Jiao, J.G., Li, H.X., Wu, J.X., Yang, L.Z., and Ellis, E.C. 2007. Soil organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus distribution in the densely populated village landscapes of different hilly regions (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 18(7):1471-1478.  [in Chinese: 焦加国, 杨林章, 武俊喜, 李辉信, Ellis, Erle C. 2007. 我国人口密集的典型丘陵区乡村景观中土壤碳、氮、磷的研究. 应用生态学报 18(7):1471-1478.][download]

Jiao, J. G., J. X. Wu, H. X. Li, L. Z. Yang, H. S. Xiao, and Ellis, E. C.. 2007. Soil quality in relationship to land use/land cover in landscape at a village level in Hilly Regions South China (in Chinese). Acta Pedologica Sinica 44(2):204-211.[in Chinese: 焦加国, 武俊喜, 李辉信, 杨林章, 肖红生, and Ellis, Erle C. 2007. 华南丘陵区村级景观下土地利用/ 土地 覆盖对土壤质量的影响. 土壤学报 44(2):204-211.][download]

Jiao, J., L. Yang, J. Wu, H. Li, and Ellis, E.C.. 2007. Soil organic carbon distribution in densely populated village landscape of different regions (in Chinese). Acta Ecologica Sinica  27(5):1969-1977. [in Chinese: 焦加国, 杨林章, 武俊喜, 李辉信, Ellis, Erle C.. 2007. 不同区域的人口密集农村地区土壤有机碳的分布. 生态学报 27(5):1969-1977.] [download]

Wu J.X., Jiao J.G., Xiao H.S., Cheng X., Yang L.Z. and Ellis E.C.. 2006. Landscape structure, management and soil organic carbon in the densely populated village landscapes of China's Yangtze Delta Plain. Acta Ecologica Sinica 26(12):4135-4147. [in Chinese: 武俊喜, 焦加国, 肖红生, 王洪庆, 程序, 杨林章, Ellis Erle C. 2006. 长江下游平原区乡村景观的结构、管理 和土壤有机碳研究. 生态学报 26(12): 4135-4147]. [download]

Jiao, J.G., Wu, J.X., Yang, L.Z., Li, H.X. and Ellis, E.C. 2006. Effects of land use on soil total nitrogen and phosphorus in different densely populated village landscapes (in Chinese). Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (China) 20(3): 97-101. [in Chinese: 焦加国, 武俊喜, 杨林章,李辉信, Ellis. E.C. 2006. 不同区域人口密集的乡村景观中土地利用对土壤氮磷的影响. 水土保持学报 20(3): 97-101.][download]

Ruan, R. Z., and E. C. Ellis. 2005. An illustrative study on local landscape based on IKONOS (in Chinese). Remote Sensing Information (3):14-17. [in Chinese: 阮仁宗, E. C. Ellis. 2005. 利用IKONOS进行局部景观生态研究. 遥感信息 (3):14-17.]  

Li, S. C., W. C. Liu, X. Cheng, and E. C. Ellis. 2005. Pattern analysis of village landscapes in the Sichuan Basin Hilly Region based on high resolution IKONOS remote sensing (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 16:1830-1837. [in Chinese: 李首成, 刘文全, 程序, E. C. Ellis. 2005. 基于高分辨率卫星图的川中丘陵区村级景观格局特征研究. 应用生态学报  16(10):1830-1837]

Peng, K., H. Ouyang, B. Zhu, and E. C. Ellis. 2004. Nitrogen Balance, Pollution and Management in a Typical Agro- Forest Ecosystem. Journal of Agro-environmental Science 23:488-493. [in Chinese: 彭奎, 欧阳华, 朱波, Erle C.Ellis
2004. 典型农林复合系统氮素平衡污染与管理研究. 农业环境科学学报 23:488-493]  [download]

Ruan, R. Z., and E. C. Ellis. 2004. An illustrative study on local landscape and its long-term changes based on IKONOS and historical aerial photo. Chinese Geographical Science 14:162-169.


Encyclopedia of Earth

Ellis, Erle (Lead Author); J. Emmett Duffy (Topic Editor). 2008. "Ecosystem." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth July 7, 2008; Last revised October 7, 2008; Retrieved October 7, 2008]. [download PDF] dead link: <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Ecosystem>

Ellis, Erle (Lead Author); Jay Gulledge (Topic Editor). 2008. "Anthropocene." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [Published in the Encyclopedia of Earth August 26, 2008; Retrieved August 26, 2008]. [download PDF] dead link: <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Anthropocene>

Ellis, Erle (Lead Author); Leszek A. Bledzki (Topic Editor). 2008. "Biosphere." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [Published in the Encyclopedia of Earth June 21, 2008; Retrieved June 23, 2008]. [download PDF] dead link: <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Biosphere>

Ellis, Erle and Navin Ramankutty (Lead Authors); Mark McGinley (Topic Editor). 2007. "Anthropogenic biomes." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [Published in the Encyclopedia of Earth November 26, 2007; Retrieved November 27, 2007]. [download PDF] dead link: <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Anthropogenic_biomes>

Ellis, Erle (Lead Author); Sidney Draggan (Topic Editor). 2007. "Ecotope." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [Published in the Encyclopedia of Earth November 6, 2007; Retrieved November 6, 2007]. [download PDF] dead link: <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Ecotope>

Ellis, Erle (Lead Author); Robert Pontius (Topic Editor). 2007. "Land-use and land-cover change." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published July 17, 2006; Last revised January 31, 2007; Retrieved April 30, 2007]. [download PDF] dead link: <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Land-use_and_land-cover_change>

Lambin, Eric and Helmut J. Geist (Lead Authors); Erle Ellis (Topic Editor). 2007. "Causes of land-use and land-cover change." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [Published May 2, 2007; Retrieved May 7, 2007]. <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Causes_of_land-use_and_land-cover_change>