Anthromes v2 (2000)


Citation Information

Title: Anthromes (2000) v.2 (Anthropogenic Biomes)

Source: Ellis, Erle C.

Date: 2010

Citation:  Ellis, E. C., K. Klein Goldewijk, S. Siebert, D. Lightman, and N. Ramankutty. 2010. Anthropogenic transformation of the biomes, 1700 to 2000. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19:589-606. Available at:


Anthromes, also known as Anthropogenic Biomes, or Human Biomes, are the globally significant ecological patterns created by sustained interactions between humans and ecosystems, including urban, village, cropland, rangeland and seminatural anthromes.  Just as the classic biomes are formed by global patterns of climate, anthromes are formed by global patterns in human populations and their use of land over the long-term.  The term was originated by Erle Ellis and Navin Ramankutty in 2007 in their paper in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment as a more comprehensive way to integrate humans into global ecology.  This dataset is calculated for GLUs based on the Anthromes version 2 classification scheme for the year 2000.

Processing Procedure

1. TBA

Data Coverage

Data is coded by the number of cells covered by the native data (1), data extrapolation (2), and not covered by either (3).

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