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Title: Anthropogenic biomes: a key contribution to earth-system science

Author: Alessa, Lilian; Chapin, F. Stuart III.;

Date: 2008

Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23(10): 529-531

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Human activities now dominate most of the ice-free terrestrial surface. A recent article presents a classification and global map of human-influenced biomes of the world that provides a novel and potentially appropriate framework for projecting changes in earth-system dynamics.

Keywords: biomes, social ecological systems, land use

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Alessa, Lilian; Chapin, F. Stuart, III. 2008. Anthropogenic biomes: a key contribution to earth-system science. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23(10): 529-531.


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