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dc.contributor.authorBostock, Helen C.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLowe, David J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Richarden_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPriestley, Rebeccaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNewnham, Rewi M.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMooney, Scott D.en_NZ
dc.contributor.editorFitzsimmons, Ken_NZ
dc.contributor.editorAtahan, Pen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T21:01:00Z
dc.date.available2015-07-21en_NZ
dc.date.available2015-07-21T21:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-21en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBostock, H. C., Lowe, D. J., Gillespie, R., Priestley, R., Newnham, R. M., & Mooney, S. D. (2015). The advent of the Anthropocene in Australasia. Quaternary Australasia, 32(1), 7–16.en
dc.identifier.issn0811-0433en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9477
dc.description.abstractAs early as the late 19th Century, several scientists had suggested that humans were starting to influence the physical environment of planet Earth (e.g. Marsh, 1864; Stoppani, 1873; Arrhenius, 1896; Chamberlain, 1897). This idea was resurrected and expanded in 2000 by Paul Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, and the late Eugene Stoermer, a professor of biology specialising in diatoms, who suggested that we had left the Holocene and entered the “Anthropocene” (Crutzen and Stoermer, 2000). As summarised by Steffen et al. (2011) and Wolfe et al. (2013), these iconoclastic scientists were referring to the Anthropocene as the interval of demonstrable human alteration of global biogeochemical cycles, beginning subtly in the late 18th Century following James Watt’s invention of the coal-fired steam engine, and accelerating markedly in the mid-20th Century (termed “The Great Acceleration”). Thus Crutzen and Stoermer (2000) argued that the Anthropocene should be an epoch, and for a starting date at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution (Monastersky, 2015).
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAustralasian Quaternary Association (AQUA)en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://aqua.org.au/?page_id=103
dc.rights© 2015 Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA). Used with permission.
dc.titleThe advent of the Anthropocene in Australasia.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfQuaternary Australasiaen_NZ
pubs.begin-page7
pubs.elements-id128842
pubs.end-page16
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume32en_NZ


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