Erle Ellis an environmental scientist and a
professor of geography and environmental systems and director of the
Laboratory of Anthropogenic Landscape Ecology at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County.
For Ellis, human’s relationship with land
stems from social and cultural behaviors – from our hunter-gatherer past, to
our booming global industries today – and the changes on Earth’s
landscapes reflect these societal behaviors and population pressures.
But, it’s not all bad.
Learn more from Ellis as he
shares his optimistic view: humans have the ability, and responsibility,
to be Earth's stewards, managing hybrid human-natural systems towards
better outcomes for both humans and non-human nature.