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Anthromes Working Group

Building a Human Framework for Ecology & Earth Science

Humans have become primary global shapers of ecosystem form, process, and biodiversity, on a par with the forces of climate and geology.


The Anthromes Working Group is an informal research collaboration dedicated to investigating, understanding and modeling human transformation and management of the terrestrial biosphere, inspired by the concept of Anthromes (Anthropogenic Biomes) as a new way forward for incorporating human systems into global ecology and earth science for the Anthropocene.



Anthromes 2 maps Anthromes (version 2)
Anthropogenic Transformation of the Biosphere, 1700-2000

Erle Ellis

Kees Klein-Goldewijk

Stefan Siebert

Navin Ramankutty