Four interesting new papers – Parks & Poverty, Pleistocene extinctions, Evosystem services, and making better assessments
2) Evidence for a long Anthropocene. Pleistocene extinctions of mega-herbivores may have lead to global cooling due to reduction on methane. Methane emissions from extinct megafauna by Felisa A. Smith and others in Nature Geoscience(doi:/10.1038/ngeo877)
3) Evosystem services, the services of evolution. By Daniel Faith and others. Evosystem services: an evolutionary perspective on the links between biodiversity and human well-being (doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2010.04.002). Evosystem services seem fall into the category of regulating and supporting services to me. However, an interesting idea. It would be nice to see it further developed.
4) A bit older, Reflections on how to make global scientific assessments better. From new journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability How to make global assessments more effective: lessons from the assessment community by Dale Rothman and others. (doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2009.09.002)