Anthropogenic transformation of the terrestrial biosphere

  title={Anthropogenic transformation of the terrestrial biosphere},
  author={Erle C. Ellis},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1010 - 1035}
  • Erle C. Ellis
  • Published 13 March 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Human populations and their use of land have transformed most of the terrestrial biosphere into anthropogenic biomes (anthromes), causing a variety of novel ecological patterns and processes to emerge. To assess whether human populations and their use of land have directly altered the terrestrial biosphere sufficiently to indicate that the Earth system has entered a new geological epoch, spatially explicit global estimates of human populations and their use of land were analysed across the… 

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