Foreword; Peter Raven -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction; Ricardo Rozzi et al -- PART I. A BIOCULTURAL APPROACH TO EARTH STEWARDSHIP -- 2. Earth Stewardship and Biocultrual Ethics: South American Perspectives; Ricardo Rozzi -- 3. Ecological Science and Practice: Dialogues across Cultures and Disciplines; Sharon E. Kingsland -- 4. Biogeochemistry and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Practices in Japan; Hideaki Shibata -- 5. Aesthetic and Moral Appreciation of Nature in Philosophical Traditions of China; Shan Gao -- 6. The Antlers of a Trilemma: Rediscovering Andean Sacred Sites; Fausto O. Sarmiento -- 7. Spirituality and the Pachamama in the Andean Aymara Worldview; Vicenta Mamani-Bernabé -- 8. Andean Llamas and Earth Stewardship; Roy H. May, Jr -- 9. The Politics of Earth Stewardship in the Uneven Anthropocene; Laura Ogden et al -- PART II. INTEGRATING STEWARDSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND SCALES -- 10. The Centennial Return of Stewardship to the Ecological Society of America; J. Baird Callicott -- 11. Earth Stewardship: An Initiative by the Ecological Society of America to Foster Engagement to Sustain Planet Earth; F. Stuart Chapin III et al -- 12. Geographical and Thematic Distribution of Publications Generated at the International Long-Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER) Sites; Ben Li et al -- 13. Earth Stewardship, the Need for a Transdisciplinary Approach and the Role of the International Long Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER); Manuel Maass, Miguel Equihua -- 14. Hermeneutics and Field Environmental Philosophy: Integrating Ecological Sciences and Ethics into Earth Stewardship; Jorge F. Aguirre Sala -- 15. Arts and Humanities Efforts in the US Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Network: Understanding Perceived Values and Challenges; Lissy Goralnik et al -- 16. The Technosphere and Earth Stewardship; Charles L. Redman, Thaddeus R. Miller -- 17. Using the ecosystem services framework in a long-term socio-ecological research platform: Lessons from the Wadi Araba desert, Israel and Jordan; Daniel E. Orenstein, Elli Groner -- 18. Socio-Ecological Studies in Urban and Rural Ecosystems in Chile; Olga Barbosa, Paula Villagra -- PART III. INTEGRATING ECOLOGY AND ETHICS AS A FOUNDATION FOR STEWARDSHIP ACTION -- 19. Citizenship versus Stewardship; Gene Hargrove -- 20. The Ethics of Participatory Processes: Dynamic Flux, Open Questions; Peter Taylor -- 21. IUCN Global Protected Areas Program: making space for people and biodiversity in the Anthropocene; Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich et al -- 22. Ecology and Education in Marine Protected Areas: Insights from Brazil and South America; Flávio Berchez et al -- 23. Earth stewardship, Climate Change, and Low Carbon Consciousness: Reflections from Brazil and South America; Eduardo Viola, Larissa Basso -- 24. Stewardship, Integrity of Creation and Climate Justice - Religious Ethics Insights; Guillermo Kerber -- 25. World Religions, Ethics, and the Earth Charter, for a Sustainable Future; Mary Evelyn Tucker -- 26. Dorothy Stang: Monkeys Cry and the Poor Die, Earth Stewardship as Liberation Ecology; Roy H. May, Jr -- 27. Chico Mendes and Jose Lutzenberger: Ecosystem Management at Multiple Scales of Government; Fernando José Rodrigues da Rocha, Fábio Valenti Possamai -- 28. Frank Golley: Interdisciplinary Insights for a 21st Century Earth Stewardship; Alan Covich -- Index. . Earth Stewardship implies a paradigm shift that links facts and values, multiple forms of ecological knowledge and practices, and broadens the mission of the ecological sciences. To confront global environmental change it is necessary, but not sufficient, to conduct long-term socio-ecological research. It is also necessary to act. Earth stewardship calls on ecologists to engage not only in the production of knowledge, but also in public discourse, decision making, education, and governance. As a means of engaging science and society in rapidly reducing current rates of anthropogenic damage to the biosphere, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) launched the Earth Stewardship Initiative in 2009. Since then, this call for action has been appealing not only to ecologists, but also to anthropologists, sociologists, engineers, economists, religion scholars, philosophers, conservation biologists, other professionals, decision makers, and citizens interested in environmental, economic, and social sustainability. This book advances the Stewardship Initiative toward a planetary scale, presenting a range of ecological worldviews, practices, and institutions in different parts of the world and to use them as the basis for considering what we could learn from one another, and what we could do together. Today, inter-hemispheric, intercultural, and transdisciplinary collaborations for Earth Stewardship are an imperative. Chapters document pathways that are being forged by socio-ecological research networks, religious alliances, policy actions, environmental citizenship and participation, and new forms of conservation, based on both traditional and contemporary ecological knowledge and values. "The Earth Stewardship Initiative of the ESA fosters practices to provide a stable basis for civilization in the future. The biocultural ethic emphasizes that we are co-inhabitants in the natural world; no matter how complex our inventions may become" (Peter Raven).