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 asserts that without the cooling effects of living things, Earth would be 80 degrees Fahrenheit warmer.
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.
- David W. Schwartzman and Tyler Volk.Biotic enhancement of weathering and the habitability of Earth. Nature, vol 340 (1989), pp. 457–460
- Eugene Linden.How The Earth Maintains Life. Time Magazine, November 13, 1989. Accessed October 8, 2008.
- Jill Neimark. A Conversation: With Tyler Volk; Using Flows and Fluxes to Demythologize the Unity of Life. New York Times, August 11, 1998. Accessed October 8, 2008.
- Fred Pearce. Review: The global symphony. New Scientist, January 17, 1998. Accessed October 8, 2008.
- NYU faculty page
- Video (and audio) interview/conversation with Tyler Volk and Carl Zimmer on Bloggingheads.tv
- Review of CO2 Rising: The World's Greatest Environmental Challenge at Nature
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