Anthropogenic modification of forests means only 40% of remaining forests have high ecosystem integrity

  title={Anthropogenic modification of forests means only 40% of remaining forests have high ecosystem integrity},
  author={H. S. Grantham and A. Duncan and T. D. Evans and K. R. Jones and H. L. Beyer and R. Schuster and J. Walston and J. C. Ray and J. Robinson and M. Callow and T. Clements and H. M. Costa and A. DeGemmis and P. R. Elsen and J. Ervin and P. Franco and E. Goldman and S. Goetz and A. Hansen and E. Hofsvang and P. Jantz and S. Jupiter and A. Kang and P. Langhammer and W. F. Laurance and S. Lieberman and M. Linkie and Y. Malhi and S. Maxwell and M. M{\'e}ndez and R. Mittermeier and N. Murray and H. Possingham and J. Radachowsky and S. Saatchi and C. Samper and J. Silverman and A. Shapiro and B. Strassburg and T. Stevens and E. Stokes and R. Taylor and T. Tear and R. Tizard and O. Venter and P. Visconti and S. Wang and J. Watson},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  • H. S. Grantham, A. Duncan, +45 authors J. Watson
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature Communications
  • Many global environmental agendas, including halting biodiversity loss, reversing land degradation, and limiting climate change, depend upon retaining forests with high ecological integrity, yet the scale and degree of forest modification remain poorly quantified and mapped. By integrating data on observed and inferred human pressures and an index of lost connectivity, we generate a globally consistent, continuous index of forest condition as determined by the degree of anthropogenic… CONTINUE READING
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