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Urban Anthromes


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 species.



Dense Settlements

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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]