- To provide a cumulative measure of human modification of terrestrial lands based on modeling the physical extents of 13 anthropogenic stressors and their estimated impacts using spatially-explicit global data sets.
- The Global Human Modification of Terrestrial Systems data set provides a cumulative measure of the human modification of terrestrial lands across the globe at a 1-km resolution. It is a continuous 0-1 metric that reflects the proportion of a landscape modified, based on modeling the physical extents of 13 anthropogenic stressors and their estimated impacts using spatially-explicit global data sets with a median year of 2016.
- Recommended Citation(s)*:
Kennedy, C. M., J. R. Oakleaf, D. M. Theobald, S. Baruch-Mordo, and J. Kiesecker. 2020. Global Human Modification of Terrestrial Systems. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/edbc-3z60. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Kennedy, C. M., J. R. Oakleaf, D. M. Theobald, S. Baruch-Mordo and J. Kiesecker. 2019. Managing the Middle: A Shift in Conservation Priorities Based on the Global Human Modification Gradient. Global Change Biology 25(3): 811- 826. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14549.
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