Show simple item record Venter, Oscar Sanderson, Eric W. Magrach, Ainhoa Allan, James R. Beher, Jutta Jones, Kendall R. Possingham, Hugh P. Laurance, William F. Wood, Peter Fekete, Balázs M. Levy, Marc A. Watson, James E.M.
dc.coverage.spatial Global terrestrial 2016-11-17T18:54:08Z 2016-11-17T18:54:08Z 2016-08-23
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.052q5.2
dc.identifier.citation Venter O, Sanderson EW, Magrach A, Allan JR, Beher J, Jones KR, Possingham HP, Laurance WF, Wood P, Fekete BM, Levy MA, Watson JE (2016) Global terrestrial Human Footprint maps for 1993 and 2009. Scientific Data 3: 160067.
dc.description Remotely-sensed and bottom-up survey information were compiled on eight variables measuring the direct and indirect human pressures on the environment globally in 1993 and 2009. This represents not only the most current information of its type, but also the first temporally-consistent set of Human Footprint maps. Data on human pressures were acquired or developed for: 1) built environments, 2) population density, 3) electric infrastructure, 4) crop lands, 5) pasture lands, 6) roads, 7) railways, and 8) navigable waterways. Pressures were then overlaid to create the standardized Human Footprint maps for all non-Antarctic land areas. A validation analysis using scored pressures from 3114×1 km2 random sample plots revealed strong agreement with the Human Footprint maps. We anticipate that the Human Footprint maps will find a range of uses as proxies for human disturbance of natural systems. The updated maps should provide an increased understanding of the human pressures that drive macro-ecological patterns, as well as for tracking environmental change and informing conservation science and application.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.052q5.2/1.2
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.67
dc.subject Biodiversity Conservation
dc.subject Threats
dc.subject Habitat loss
dc.subject Environmental pressures
dc.title Data from: Global terrestrial Human Footprint maps for 1993 and 2009
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Venter, Oscar
prism.publicationName Scientific Data
dryad.dansTransferDate 2018-05-12T07:14:05.553+0000
dryad.dansArchiveDate 2018-05-12T09:02:55.112+0000

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