Anthromes (12K Version 0)

The maps below were first published in 2020 and are approved for general use, with attribution to:

Ellis, Erle C.; Beusen, Arthur H. W.; Klein Goldewijk, Kees. 2020. Anthropogenic biomes: 10,000 BCE to 2015 CE. Land 9(5): 129. [Download PDF] [Open Data] [Video]

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Anthromes in the Earth Day 2020 centerfold map of National Geographic Magazine

“Humans have reshaped the ecology of the planet, converting most land into cities and other settlements, croplands, rangelands, and altered woodlands. These changed ecologies are known as anthromes.”

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