Tyler Volk

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Tyler Volk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at New York University. Volk is an active proponent of the Gaia hypothesis. A 1989 study, co-authored by Volk, published in the journal Nature[1] asserts that without the cooling effects of living things, Earth would be 80 degrees Fahrenheit warmer.[2]

Tyler Volk has authored four books: Gaia Toma Cuerpo (Geografia); Gaia's Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth; What is Death?: A Scientist Looks at the Cycle of Life and Metapatterns.


  1. ^ David W. Schwartzman and Tyler Volk.Biotic enhancement of weathering and the habitability of Earth. Nature, vol 340 (1989), pp. 457–460
  2. ^ Eugene Linden.How The Earth Maintains Life. Time Magazine, November 13, 1989. Accessed October 8, 2008.

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