I held a public talk called “Anthropocene Animals: How humans are changing the planet and its inhabitants” at the Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden, in September 2016. The lecture was held in conjunction with the opening of the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibit about the nuclear age.
You can see it … Continue reading
In addition to my blog, I’ve shared my research in media and online, including:
Environmental Philosophy, doi: 10.5840/envirophil201612542
Online First: December 6, 2016
In April 1996, two men working at a convalescent center wrote a letter to the journal Nature proposing that a new word be adopted to designate a person who is the last in the lineage: endling. This had come up because of … Continue reading
Biodiverse 21, no. 2 (2016): 10-11.
This short popular science article argues that decisions about which animals to list as endangered on red lists and which to exclude as ‘foreign’ species often rely on history. Each country sets a “date line” that determines whether or not a species can count … Continue reading
In Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: Scandinavian and Australian Perspectives on Peoples and Landscapes, ed. Lesley Head, Katarina Saltzman, Gunhild Setten, and Marie Stensek, 45-58. Routledge, 2016.
Abstract: This chapter addresses where two issues – the problem of not seeing at a certain time and the idea of a static nature over … Continue reading
In Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research, ed. Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, and L. Anders Sandberg, 246-257. Routledge, 2017.
Abstract: In this chapter I present an experiment: five pseudo-posts about blogging. I call them pseudo-posts because unlike the true online format of a blog, clickable links and embedded … Continue reading
Joakim Hjältén, Christer Nilsson, Dolly Jørgensen, and David Bell
BioScience 66, no. 8 (August 2016): 646-654.
Abstract: The global extraction of forest and water resources has led to habitat degradation, biodiversity loss, and declines in ecosystem services. As a consequence, ecological restoration has become a global priority. Restoration efforts to offset this … Continue reading
Finn Arne Jørgensen and Dolly Jørgensen, Technology and Culture 57(1):231-237.
This exhibit review discusses the Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands exhibit at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, within the context of how history of technology should engage with the Anthropocene concept. We argue that technology is the linchpin in the Anthropocene as … Continue reading
Peder Roberts and Dolly Jørgensen, Animals as instruments of Norwegian imperial authority in the interwar Arctic, Journal for the History of Environment and Society 1 (2016): 65-87. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/J.JHES.5.110829 [Open Access]
During the first half of the twentieth century a number of individuals in Norway participated in the transfer of animals … Continue reading
David Bell, Joakim Hjältén, Christer Nilsson, Dolly Jørgensen, Therese Johansson
Ecosphere 6, no. 12: [online]. DOI: 10.1890/ES14-00551.1 [Open Access]
Umbrella species are often spatially demanding and have limited ability to adapt to environmental changes induced by human land-use. This makes them vulnerable to human encroachment. In Sweden, broadleaved trees are disadvantaged by forestry, and commercially … Continue reading