Anthromes   The Global Ecological Patterns Created by Humans


Scholarly Publications


Publications on Anthromes


Martin, L.J., J.E. Quinn, E.C. Ellis, M.R. Shaw, M.A. Dorning, L.M. Hallett, N.E. Heller, R.J. Hobbs, C.E. Kraft, E. Law, N.L. Michel, M.P. Perring, P.D. Shirey, and R. Wiederholt. 2014. Biodiversity conservation opportunities across the world’s anthromes. Diversity and Distributions 20(7):745–755. [download]

Ellis, E. C. 2013. Sustaining biodiversity and people in the world's anthropogenic biomes. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5:368-372. [download].

Ellis, E. C. 2011.  Anthropogenic transformation of the terrestrial biosphere. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science 369(1938):1010-1035. [download]

Ellis, E. C., K. Klein Goldewijk, S. Siebert, D. Lightman, and N. Ramankutty. 2010. Anthropogenic transformation of the biomes, 1700 to 2000. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19(5):589-606. [download]  [Online Appendices]

Alessa, L. and F. S. Chapin, III. 2008. Anthropogenic biomes: a key contribution to earth-system science. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23(10):529-531.

Ellis, E. C. and N. Ramankutty. 2008. Putting people in the map: anthropogenic biomes of the world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6(8):439-447. [download] [blog post: Anthromes on the cover of Frontiers in Ecology]


Selected Publications citing Anthromes

Chapin III, F. S., G. P. Kofinas, and C. Folke. 2009. Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World. Springer

Sharma, S., T. Dutta, J. E. Maldonado, T. C. Wood, H. S. Panwar, and J. Seidensticker. 2013. Forest corridors maintain historical gene flow in a tiger metapopulation in the highlands of central India. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20131506.

Brum, F. T., L. O. Gonçalves, L. Cappelatti, M. B. Carlucci, V. J. Debastiani, E. V. Salengue, G. D. dos Santos Seger, C. Both, J. S. Bernardo-Silva, R. D. Loyola, and L. da Silva Duarte. 2013. Land Use Explains the Distribution of Threatened New World Amphibians Better than Climate. PLoS ONE 8:e60742.

Ellis, E. C., J. O. Kaplan, D. Q. Fuller, S. Vavrus, K. Klein Goldewijk, and P. H. Verburg. 2013. Used Planet: A Global History. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(20):7978-7985. [download] [blog post]

Perring, M. P. and E. C. Ellis. 2013. The Extent of Novel Ecosystems: Long in Time and Broad in Space. Pages 66-80 in R. J. Hobbs, E. S. Higgs, C. M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems. John Wiley & Sons. [download]

Brook, B. W., E. C. Ellis, M. P. Perring, A. W. Mackay, and L. Blomqvist. 2013. Does the terrestrial biosphere have planetary tipping points? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28(7): 396-401. [download] [blog post]

Pekin B.K. and Pijanowski B.C. 2012. Global land use intensity and the endangerment status of mammal species. Diversity and Distributions doi:10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00928.x.

Martin, L. J., B. Blossey, and E. Ellis. 2012. Mapping where ecologists work: Biases in the global distribution of terrestrial ecological observations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(4):195-201. [download]

Richter, D. d. and D. H. Yaalon. 2012. "The Changing Model of Soil" Revisited. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76:766-778.

Ellis, E. C., E. C. Antill, and H. Kreft. 2012. All is not loss: plant biodiversity in the Anthropocene. PLoS ONE 7:e30535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030535. [download] [maps & data] [blog post: All is not loss: Plant Biodiversity in the Anthropocene]

Verburg, Peter H., Erle C. Ellis and Aurelien Letourneau. 2011. A global assessment of market accessibility and market influence for global environmental change studies. Environmental Research Letters 6:034019. [download]

Tank, J. L., E. J. Rosi-Marshall, N. A. Griffiths, S. A. Entrekin, and M. L. Stephen. 2010. A review of allochthonous organic matter dynamics and metabolism in streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29:118-146.

Nuñez, M. and A. Pauchard. 2010. Biological invasions in developing and developed countries: does one model fit all? Biological Invasions 12:707-714.

Friedl, M. A., D. Sulla-Menashe, B. Tan, A. Schneider, N. Ramankutty, A. Sibley, and X. Huang. 2010. MODIS Collection 5 global land cover: Algorithm refinements and characterization of new datasets. Remote Sensing of Environment 114:168-182.

Willis, K. J. and S. A. Bhagwat. 2009. Biodiversity and Climate Change. Science 326:806-807.

Janzen, H. H. 2009. Long-term ecological sites: musings on the future, as seen (dimly) from the past. Global Change Biology 15:2770-2778.

Hobbs, R. J., E. Higgs, and J. A. Harris. 2009. Novel ecosystems: implications for conservation and restoration. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24:599-605.

Gardner, T. A., J. Barlow, R. Chazdon, R. M. Ewers, C. A. Harvey, C. A. Peres, and N. S. Sodhi. 2009. Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world. Ecology Letters 12:561-582.

Ellis, E. C.,N. Neerchal, K. Peng, H. S. Xiao, H. Wang, Z. Yan, S. C. Li, J. X. Wu, J. G. Jiao, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2009. Estimating long-term changes in China's village landscapes.. Ecosystems 122 (2):279-2977. [download] [blog post]

Chapin III, F. S., J. T. Randerson, A. D. McGuire, J. A. Foley, and C. B. Field. 2008. Changing feedbacks in the climate-biosphere system. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:313-320.

Turner II, B. L. and P. Robbins. 2008. Land-Change Science and Political Ecology: Similarities, Differences, and Implications for Sustainability Science. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 33:295-316.


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