Biosphere Definition is a new way of thinking about the concept of a “ecosystem” based on natural systems, biodiversity and human interactions.
The concept is a way to understand and address a wide range of complex issues, including climate change, resource management, and global governance.
The biosphere definition, by a team of leading environmental scientists and engineers, aims to provide a new framework for understanding and addressing complex issues and problems in society, said James W. Purdy, the founding director of Biosphere Design & Development.
The group has published its first book, “Biosphere Design for Biospheres,” in January 2018.
The book is the product of more than five years of research.
The first section of the book explores the importance of natural systems in shaping human well-being and life on Earth.
Pooty and co-author Sarah G. Koehler, Ph.
D., a biogeographer, created a model for the biosphere to capture what it would be like to live in an environment with a large number of plants and animals and to experience the same natural world we all inhabit.
The model incorporates a large amount of ecological data from around the world to create a holistic, predictive model of the biospheres of the world, said Koehl.
“Biospheres are a new kind of concept, and it is the first to explore this concept and its relationship to humans,” said Pootymandis.
The Biosphere Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of a global bio-system for the 21st century.
It works to promote and advance sustainable and collaborative solutions to environmental, economic and social problems and is the leading environmental advocacy organization in the United States.
“The first chapter of the Biosphere Guide is a valuable guide for understanding the biosystems and the importance that we place on natural processes,” said Mark L. Bittman, Ph.-D., executive director of the Foundation.
The second chapter focuses on biosecurity, including issues related to biological warfare and the introduction of bio-weaponry, said Purdy.
The third chapter, entitled “What’s in a Biosphere?” discusses the role of biodiversity and ecological science in protecting our planet.
The fourth chapter, titled “Beyond the Biodiversity,” examines the concept and practice of bioengineering, including the use of genetic engineering to create organisms that are biologically distinct from natural ones.
The fifth chapter, “Building the Biosphere,” focuses on how to implement biosphere design and management in an increasingly globalized society.
The sixth chapter, called “Building a Biospheric Community,” explores the environmental issues related that a biosphere is a place of abundance.
“This book will be a useful reference for anyone interested in understanding the challenges that the biosequence faces in meeting global demands for food, energy, and other resources, and how to address them,” said W. Mark H. Langer, Ph., co-director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Integrative Bioengineering.
Biosphere Concepts is available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.