Anthropogenic Ecosystems

Anthropogenic biome maps

September 25, 2011, 6:25 am
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Online Map Viewers for Anthropogenic Biomes (read article)

Click on the one of the following to see anthropogenic biomes world overlay.

View in Google Earth
To use Google Earth, it must first be installed on your computer. DOWNLOAD GOOGLE EARTH
View in Google Maps
View in Microsoft Virtual Earth


Or view the Printable Wall Map


  • Large download! (~80MB).
  • 30" x 50" Adobe Acrobat file for large format printers (30 inch)
  • If you have trouble printing the wall map: 1) Rotate page to vertical using the rotate button in the Acrobat menu bar, 2) turn off "autorotate and center" and other scaling options, 3) set print size to 51" x 31" paper size.

Map based on: Ellis, E. C., and N. Ramankutty. 2008. Putting people in the map: anthropogenic biomes of the world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:XXX-XXX. doi:10.1890/070062.

Anthropogenic Biomes map in GIS format (ArcINFO GRID).


caption Legend for Anthropogenic Biomes


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Marvin Steiner wrote: 01-21-2012 04:26:41

Unfortunately, I can't download the Google Earth link, nor any other link (Google Maps, the PDF, nadda). I'd wish this would work.