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Pastoral Villages


Pastoral Villages are residential regions whose primary land use is pasture for livestock.  Pastured land use in these regions is so intense that more than half of the regions in this anthrome use at least 66% of their land for pasture.  Like other village anthromes, pastoral villages are largely located in Asia.  Agriculture is less significant than in the similar cropped & pastoral villages anthrome thus irrigation is less extensive.





Climate

Median* Min Max
Mean Annual Temperature 15.3 °C -9.8 °C 29.96 °C
Mean Annual Precipitation 868
8mm/yr
5.1
mm/yr
4214
 mm/yr
 
Net Primary Production Global Total Median Min Max
1015g C/yr (%) kg C/m²/yr
 0.4 (0.8%)
0.46 0.02 2.03

Population

Global Total Median Min Max
billion persons (%) persons/km²
Total  0.2 (3.3%)
197 100 3153
Non-Urban 0.14  (4.5%)
149 100 753
 

Land Use & Land Cover

 

Global Total
Median Min Max
million km2 (%) (cover %)
Total Land Area 0.8 (0.6%) N/A
Urban 0.01 (1.9%) 1.0% 0.0% 16%
Cultivated 0.21 (1.4%) 23% 0.0% 100%
Irrigated 0.07 (2.6%) 0.2% 0.0% 88%
Rice Paddy 0.04 (2.3%) 0.2% 0.0% 47%
Pasture 0.57 (2.0%) 66% 25% 100%
Tree Cover 0.1 (0.4%) 9.9% 0.4% 52%
Bare Earth 0.06 (0.2%) 3.1% 0.0% 42%
*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
Guizhou Plateau Broadleaf and Mixed Forest 9.4
Central China Loess Plateau Mixed Forest 6.8
Yunnan Plateau Subtropical Evergreen Forest 4.8
Northeast China Plain Deciduous Forest 3.6
West Sudanian Savanna 2.9
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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]