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September 19, 2018

A grand, integrated theory of land system change remains elusive. Yet, this paper shows that middle-range theories – defined as contextual generalizations that describe chains of causal mechanisms explaining a well-bounded range of phenomena, as well as the conditions that trigger, enable, or prevent these causal chains –, provide a path towards generalized knowledge of land systems. This knowledge can support progress towards sustainable social-ecological systems.

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August 23, 2018

GLP Fellow Erle Ellis has published an opinion piece in The New York Times urging people to start talking about what kind of planet we want to live on.

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August 15, 2018

New research published in Nature Sustainability by GLP Members Zia Mehrabi, Erle Ellis and Navin Ramankutty finds dealing with the biodiversity crisis by giving nature more space could result in losing a lot of food.

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June 20, 2018

GLP Fellows Erle C Ellis and Jinwei Dong, and colleagues Paolo Tarolli and Damian Evans, We welcome submissions of abstracts to a session on "Fingerprinting the Anthropocene: Observing and Understanding Social Change Across Earth's Landscapes" at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting.

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