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Anthropogenic biomes of the world - 1700


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2010-07-05 12:31:03
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2010-07-05 12:35:54


This dataset portrays the anthropogenic biomes ("anthromes") of the world in 5-arc-minute gridded format for the year 1700. This is from version 2.0, which is a time series containing four datasets from 1700-2000. {From Ellis et al., 2010} Anthropogenic biomes (anthromes) were mapped for 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2000 using a rule-based anthrome classification model applied to gridded global data for human population density and land use. Anthropogenic transformation of terrestrial biomes was then characterized by map comparisons at century intervals. In 1700, nearly half of the terrestrial biosphere was wild, without human settlements or substantial land use. Most of the remainder was in a seminatural state (45%) having only minor use [...]


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Ellis, E.C., Klein Goldewijk, K., Siebert, S., Lightman, D., Ramankutty, N.
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