Special Issue "Anthropogenic Biomes"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: global ecology; land use change; landscape ecology; anthropocene
Interests: carbon cycling; climate change; environmental history; modelling; land use and land use change; world history
Interests: global agriculture and food security; land use and cover change; global environmental change; global climate change; earth system science; ecosystem services; climate-vegetation interactions; global biogeochemical cycles
The concept of anthropogenic biomes or “anthromes” was introduced in 2008 by Ellis and Ramankutty in their paper “Putting People in the Map: Anthropogenic Biomes of the World” . By mapping the globally significant ecological patterns created by sustained direct interactions with humans, the work encouraged a rethinking of the biosphere to include humans, attracting more than 100 news and blog posts and more than 600 citations on its original publication and many more on related work . Anthrome maps now appear in several recent textbooks and National Geographic Atlases. Most importantly, the concept of anthromes and their global mapping has helped inspire and underpin a wide variety of efforts to “put people in the map” of Earth’s ecology and landscapes, including efforts to define the Anthropocene as an epoch of geologic time.
The goal of this special issue is to both consolidate existing work on anthromes and to advance the utility of anthromes as a tool for understanding, mapping, assessing and guiding sustained human environment interactions in an increasingly anthropogenic biosphere.
Note that submissions accepted before the deadline will be published online shortly after their acceptance.
Prof. Erle C. Ellis
Dr. Kees Klein Goldewijk
Prof. Navin Ramankutty
Dr. Laura Martin
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- Ellis, E.C.; Ramankutty, N. Putting people in the map: Anthropogenic biomes of the world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2008, 6, 439-447.
- Ellis, E.C.; Klein Goldewijk, K.; Siebert, S.; Lightman, D.; Ramankutty, N. Anthropogenic transformation of the biomes, 1700 to 2000. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2010, 19, 589-606.
- Mueller, T.; Dressler, G.; Tucker, C.; Pinzon, J.; Leimgruber, P.; Dubayah, R.; Hurtt, G.; Böhning-Gaese, K.; Fagan, W. Human land-use practices lead to global long-term increases in photosynthetic capacity. Remote Sensing 2014, 6, 5717.