The road to confusion is paved with novel ecosystem labels: a reply to Hobbs et al.

  title={The road to confusion is paved with novel ecosystem labels: a reply to Hobbs et al.},
  author={James Aronson and Carolina Murcia and Gustavo H Kattan and David Moreno-Mateos and Kingsley W. Dixon and Daniel Simberloff},
  journal={Trends in ecology \& evolution},
  volume={29 12},
Responding to our critique of the novel ecosystem concept [1], Hobbs et al. [2] misrepresent our points of view, so we begin by clarifying our position. First, we do not deny the existence of anthropogenically transformed ecosystems; cities, pastures, agricultural fields, or open-pit mines are real and have accompanied humans for millennia. We agree: society must deal with these ecosystems in sensible and effective ways, as part of the much larger effort to transition toward sustainability… 

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