Putting people in the map: anthropogenic biomes of the world

  title={Putting people in the map: anthropogenic biomes of the world},
  author={Erle C. Ellis and N. Ramankutty},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
  • Erle C. Ellis, N. Ramankutty
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Humans have fundamentally altered global patterns of biodiversity and ecosystem processes. [...] Key Result Eighteen “anthropogenic biomes” were identified through empirical analysis of global population, land use, and land cover. More than 75% of Earth's ice-free land showed evidence of alteration as a result of human residence and land use, with less than a quarter remaining as wildlands, supporting just 11% of terrestrial net primary production. Anthropogenic biomes offer a new way forward by acknowledging…Expand Abstract
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