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Anthromes   The Global Ecological Patterns Created by Humans

Earth Day 2020 Map in National Geographic

Anthromes in the Earth Day 2020 centerfold map of National Geographic Magazine

"Humans have reshaped the ecology of the planet, converting most land into cities and other settlements, croplands, rangelands, and altered woodlands. These changed ecologies are known as anthromes."

Map graphic © 2020 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.

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This map and timeline figure at lower left were prepared from the Anthrome 12K dataset.