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Remote Forests

The Remote Forests anthrome is little more than dense tree cover.  The land in some of this anthrome has severe clear cutting though the vast majority of remote forests are untouched.  These forests include the boreal forests of the far north and tropical rainforests.

Though mostly in the far north and made up largely of Siberian taiga, remote forest are also found in the southern South America as well as the core of the Amazon.  High biodiversity dominates a significant portion of remote forests which encourages humans to explore and exploit the resources within remote forests.


Median* Min Max
Mean Annual Temperature 1.7 °C -18.8 °C 28.5 °C
Mean Annual Precipitation 637
Net Primary Production Global Total Median Min Max
1015g C/yr (%) kg C/m²/yr
8.3 (17%)
0.40 0 2.16


Global Total Median Min Max
billion persons (%) persons/km²
Total 0.0 (0%)
0 0 1
Non-Urban 0.0 (0%)
0 0 1

Land Use & Land Cover


Global Total
Median Min Max
million km2 (%) (cover %)
Total Land Area 14.1 (10.8%) N/A
Urban 0.0 (0.0%) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Cultivated 0.19 (1.3%) 0.0% 0.0% 38%
Irrigated 0.01 (0.4%) 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Rice Paddy 0.0 (0.0%) 0.0% 0.0% 2.2%
Pasture 0.64 (2.3%) 0.0% 0.0% 100%
Tree Cover 7.1  (25%) 45% 0.0% 88%
Bare Earth 0.26 (0.7%) 0.3% 0.0% 3.0%
*Median, Minimum and Maximum estimates were calculated after removing the top and bottom 2% of cells in each anthrome based on the Euclidean distance across the means of variables used for anthrome classification.

Major Ecoregions (Olson)

% cover
East Siberian Taiga 11%
West Siberian Taiga 5.1%
Scandanavian and Russian Taiga 4.6
Dry Chaco 2.9
Southwest Amazon Moist Forest 2.7
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Photo:  Mike Cassidy 6/6/2008, permission granted

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]