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1 Towards a Contextual Redefinition of the Anthroposphere G H Boyle 18 August 2014

2 Biophysical Environment Of the Anthroposphere (Concentrated at the bottom of the PBL) Orrery Software - G H Boyle2 Subtropical jet Polar jet North pole Equator Hadley cell Ferrel cell Polar cell Planetary Boundary Layer Lithosphere ANTHROPOSPHERE

3 The Earth’s Spheres Showing Conceptualized Spatial Overlap Orrery Software - G H Boyle3 MANTLE AND CORE PEDOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE BIOSPHERE PEDOSPHERE

4 Phenosphere of Oliva Porphyria (Mockup) Orrery Software - G H Boyle4 Technosphere Artifacts including trails, biophysical wastes, remains after death Noösphere Practices including hiding, feeding, reproducing PREY SPECIES

5 Phenosphere of Atta Cephalotes (Mockup) Orrery Software - G H Boyle5 Technosphere Artifacts including central and radial mounds, trails, gardens, refuse dumps, biophysical wastes, remains after death Noösphere Practices including reproducing, building mounds, trails and refuse dumps, farming fungi, defending mounds, trails and workers PREY SPECIES DOMESTICATED SPECIES

6 Phenosphere of Homo Sapiens (Mockup) Orrery Software - G H Boyle6 Technosphere Artifacts including cities, roads, gardens, refuse dumps, biophysical and industrial wastes, currency, economic instruments Noösphere Practices including reproduction, farming, educating, building, policing, judging, mining, manufacturing, clear- cutting, recreating, buying and selling PREY SPECIES DOMESTICATED AND INDUSTRIALIZED SPECIES

7 Biosphere Consists of Overlapping “Phenospheres” Orrery Software - G H Boyle7 Define a phenosphere as the scope of control of a species of a given phenotype within the biosphere; arrows indicate direction of control.

8 Typical Biophysical Environment Of a Phenosphere Orrery Software - G H Boyle8 Phenosphere Predators Parasites Pathological Pests Prey Symbiots Commensals Competitors

9 9 DEFINING THE ARENA OF INTEREST Using Proposed Redefinitions The anthroposphere is all of humankind, plus all of the biosphere within our scope of direct control. Orrery Software - G H Boyle HUMANKIND Scope of Control and artifacts and wastes Living organisms, their artifacts and practices Scope of Control of Humankind ANTHROPOSPHERE H. Sapiens, their artifacts, practices, and controlled organisms BIOSPHERE

10 Biophysical Environment Of the Anthroposphere Orrery Software - G H Boyle10 Commensals Anthroposphere Predators Parasites Pathological Pests Prey Domestic / Farmed / Industrial Predators Parasites Pathological Pests Predators Parasites Pathological Pests


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