Anthropogenic Biomes of the World
Within the broad anthrome group: Urban, we find two
anthrome classes, Urban and Dense Settlements. These two densely
populated anthropogenic biomes are of great importance to human populations despite their rather
limited extent. A region is considered to be in the dense settlements
group if it incorporates high population densities and intense urban land use.
These are generally associated with high
nitrogen and carbon emissions, and biodiversity dominated by introduced