Human impacts drive a global topographic signature in tree cover.

@article{Sandel2013HumanID,
  title={Human impacts drive a global topographic signature in tree cover.},
  author={Brody Sandel and Jens-Christian Svenning},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={2474}
}
The Anthropocene is a geological epoch marked by major human influences on processes in the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. One of the most dramatic features of the Anthropocene is the massive alteration of the Earth's vegetation, including forests. Here we investigate the role of topography in shaping human impacts on tree cover from local to global scales. We show that human impacts have resulted in a global tendency for tree cover to be constrained to sloped terrain and… CONTINUE READING
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