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Planetary Boundaries: Separating Fact from Fiction. A Response to Montoya et al.

Rockström, J; Richardson, K; Steffen, W; Mace, G; (2018) Planetary Boundaries: Separating Fact from Fiction. A Response to Montoya et al. [Letter]. Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 33 (4) pp. 233-234. 10.1016/j.tree.2018.01.010. Green open access

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Abstract

A recent article by Montoya et al. [idem, Planetary Boundaries for Biodiversity: Implausible Science, Pernicious Policies, Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33 (2018), no. 2, pp. 71-73] in Trends in Ecology and Evolution presents a vitriolic and highly opinionated critique of the planetary boundaries (PBs) framework based on a fundamental misrepresentation of the framework and a repetition of earlier ill-informed and misguided attacks on it. Herein we set the record straight and note more positive ways forward.

Type: Article
Title: Planetary Boundaries: Separating Fact from Fiction. A Response to Montoya et al.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.01.010
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2018.01.010
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Planetary boundaries, Tipping points, Biodiversity, Extinction rates, Ecological stability
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044125
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