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Populated Forests, Thailand
Populated Forest anthromes are characterized  by a high median precipitation, minimal human population, and extensive tree cover.  The climate varies greatly from forest to forest as there are populated forests on every ice free continent, but the population density is usually less than 3 persons/km².  Even with the intrusion of human activity, populated forests still are high in biodiversity and act as carbon sinks.

Climate

Median* Min Max
Mean Annual Temperature 18.2 °C -17.0 °C 28.9 °C
Mean Annual Precipitation 1090
mm/yr
19
mm/yr
7807
 mm/yr
 
Net Primary Production Global Total Median Min Max
1015g C/yr (%) kg C/m²/yr
8.1 (16%)
0.58 0 2.15

Population

Global Total Median Min Max
billion persons (%) persons/km²
Total 0.04 (0.6%)
3 1 10
Non-Urban 0.04 (1.3%)
3 1 10
 

Land Use & Land Cover

 

Global Total
Median Min Max
million km2 (%) (cover %)
Total Land Area 11.2 (8.6%) N/A
Urban 0.0 (0.0%) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Cultivated 0.39 (2.6%) 0.2% 0.0% 44%
Irrigated 0.02 (0.7%) 0.0 0.0% 14%
Rice Paddy 0.0 (0.0%) 0.0% 0.0% 4.0%
Pasture 0.78 (2.8%) 0.0% 0.0% 84%
Tree Cover 5.5 (20%) 48% 0.0% 86%
Bare Earth 0.12 (0.3%) 0.0% 0.0% 30%
*Median, Minimum and Maximum estimates were calculated after removing the top and bottom 2% of cells in each anthrome based on the Euclidean distance across the means of variables used for anthrome classification.
 

Major Ecoregions (Olson)

% cover
Scandinavian and Russian Taiga 6.4
Cerrado 4.3
Central Zambezian Miombo Woodlands 3.3
Northern Congolian Forest-Savanna Mosaic 2.5
Sarmatic Mixed Forest 2.4
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Created by:

Andrew Petit de Mange & Kelly Kennedy

Based on: Anthropogenic Biomes of the World

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 doi:10.1890/070062. [download]