Anthromes   The Global Ecological Patterns Created by Humans


Maps and Google Earth

View the biosphere we've created. Anthropogenic Biomes of the World (v1)
Educational Wall Map  (31 x 51 inches; 79 x 129 cm)
PRINT: on large-format printer
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PURCHASE: at Maps.com

Anthromes (v1)
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Cite: 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]

Plate Carée Projection
2000AD

Eckert IV Equal Area Proj.
2000AD
Google Earth
 


Reference Maps

Potential Natural Vegetation
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Based on: Ramankutty, N., and J.A. Foley 1999. Estimating historical changes in global land cover: croplands from 1700 to 1992, Global Biogeochemical Cycles 13(4):997-1027.

Eckert IV Equal Area Projection
Google Earth
 


Terrestrial Biomes
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Based on: Olson, D. M., E. Dinerstein, E. D. Wikramanayake, N. D. Burgess, G. V. N. Powell, E. C. Underwood, J. A. D'Amico, I. Itoua, H. E. Strand, J. C. Morrison, C. J. Loucks, T. F. Allnutt, T. H. Ricketts, Y. Kura, J. F. Lamoreux, W. W. Wettengel, P. Hedao, and K. R. Kassem. 2001. Terrestrial ecoregions of the world: a new map of life on Earth. BioScience 51:933-938.
Olson Biomes
Eckert IV Equal Area Projection
Google Earth