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Reply to Ellis et al.: Human niche construction and evolutionary theory

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We are pleased Ellis et al. found value in our recent synthesis of the deep history of human impacts on global ecosystems and agree that our paper should influence the current debate on if and how an Anthropocene epoch is defined. We also agree that the ecological consequences of human niche construction have profound and growing effects on the evolutionary trajectories of humans and other species living within human-altered ecosystems. Niche construction theory (NCT) provides an explicit fr...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1073/pnas.1609617113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Institute
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University of Oxford
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Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Publication date:
2016-07-05
Acceptance date:
2016-07-18
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ISSN:
1091-6490
URN:
uuid:83acddba-058f-4c57-a179-1a9e4a133cca
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635454
Local pid:
pubs:635454

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