About this issue

Like any other species, humans survive and thrive by adapting to their environments—but we also actively alter the spaces we live in. Through this process, called human niche construction, we make our world more habitable and comfortable for ourselves…and the other species that share our environment, whether we intend it or not. This volume explores some of the diverse niches created by humans in different times and places. The essays span the globe, from Texas to China, from Scandinavia to Papua New Guinea, exploring agricultural spaces and indoor biomes, human aesthetics, and Anthropocentric perspectives.

How to cite: Ertsen, Maurits W., Christof Mauch, and Edmund Russell, eds. “Molding the Planet: Human Niche Construction at Work,” RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2016, no. 5. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/7723.