TY - CHAP A1 - Rodney Arthur Savidge ED1 - Natarajan Ishwaran Y1 - 2012-03-14 PY - 2012 T1 - Yukon Taiga – Past, Present and Future N2 - In this book entitled "The Biosphere", researchers from all regions of the world report on their findings to explore the origins, evolution, ecosystems and resource utilization patterns of the biosphere. Some describe the complexities and challenges that humanity faces in its efforts to experiment and establish a new partnership with nature in places designated as biosphere reserves by UNESCO under its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. At the dawn of the 21st century humanity is ever more aware and conscious of the adverse consequences that it has brought upon global climate change and biodiversity loss. We are at a critical moment of reflection and action to work out a new compact with the biosphere that sustains our own wellbeing and that of our planetary companions. This book is a modest attempt to enrich and enable that special moment and its march ahead in human history. BT - The Biosphere SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33673 DO - 10.5772/33673 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-10-01 ER -