This indicators measures the country-level extension (in sq. Km) of the residential rangelands anthrome class, which includes rangelands with substantial human population. According to Ellis et Al., (2011), anthrome classes ranges from wildlands - with little antrhropogenic impact on the ecosystem - to dense human settlements - in which the anthropogenic impact is maximum. This indicator is part of the Anthropogenic Biomes of the World (Version 2).
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Full citation for the data included here is:
Ellis, E.C., K.K. Goldewijk, S. Siebert, D. Lightman, and N. Ramankutty. 2013. Anthropogenic Biomes of the World, Version 2: 2000. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4D798B9.
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Ellis, E. C., K. Klein Goldewijk, S. Siebert, D. Lightman, and N. Ramankutty. 2010. Anthropogenic transformation of the biomes, 1700 to 2000. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19(5):589-606. Available at: http://ecotope.org/people/ellis/papers/ellis_2010.pdf
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