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dc.contributor.authorVenter, O
dc.contributor.authorSanderson, EW
dc.contributor.authorMagrach, A
dc.contributor.authorAllan, JR
dc.contributor.authorBeher, J
dc.contributor.authorJones, KR
dc.contributor.authorPossingham, HP
dc.contributor.authorLaurance, WF
dc.contributor.authorWood, P
dc.contributor.authorFekete, BM
dc.contributor.authorLevy, MA
dc.contributor.authorWatson, JEM
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T01:47:27Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T01:47:27Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-01
dc.identifierpii: ncomms12558
dc.identifier.citationVenter, O., Sanderson, E. W., Magrach, A., Allan, J. R., Beher, J., Jones, K. R., Possingham, H. P., Laurance, W. F., Wood, P., Fekete, B. M., Levy, M. A. & Watson, J. E. M. (2016). Sixteen years of change in the global terrestrial human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 7 (1), https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12558.
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/256660
dc.description.abstractHuman pressures on the environment are changing spatially and temporally, with profound implications for the planet's biodiversity and human economies. Here we use recently available data on infrastructure, land cover and human access into natural areas to construct a globally standardized measure of the cumulative human footprint on the terrestrial environment at 1 km(2) resolution from 1993 to 2009. We note that while the human population has increased by 23% and the world economy has grown 153%, the human footprint has increased by just 9%. Still, 75% the planet's land surface is experiencing measurable human pressures. Moreover, pressures are perversely intense, widespread and rapidly intensifying in places with high biodiversity. Encouragingly, we discover decreases in environmental pressures in the wealthiest countries and those with strong control of corruption. Clearly the human footprint on Earth is changing, yet there are still opportunities for conservation gains.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.titleSixteen years of change in the global terrestrial human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms12558
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of BioSciences
melbourne.source.titleNature Communications
melbourne.source.volume7
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1100910
melbourne.contributor.authorBeher, Jutta
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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