Environment and Development Economics

Commentary

In the dominion of artefacts

Madhav Gadgila1

a1 Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore 560012, India

Abstract

Evolutionary biology is above all concerned with the way life on earth and its setting change over time. The problem posed by Daily and Ehrlich, of how humans, the myriads of organisms that humans carry around in their bodies and the stage on which they interact have been changing over time, may then be viewed as one of the concerns of this discipline.