What are Anthropogenic Biomes?
Anthropogenic (“human-originating”) biomes are biomes, like the jungle or desert, primarily consisting of human-influenced features. The five major anthropogenic biomes are dense settlements, villages, croplands, rangelands, and forested biomes. Anthropogenic biomes may also be known as “anthromes” or “human biomes.” Since widespread industrialization in the 18th century, anthropogenic biomes have been their own distinct and quite large biome, right alongside the more traditional biomes. Like traditional biomes, anthropogenic biomes have their own flora, fauna, and landscapes. In anthropogenic biomes, many of the larger or more dangerous animals have been entirely wiped out. This includes all the Pleistocene megafauna, wolves in large area of Europe and North America, and carnivorous marsupials in Australia. When a certain animal is a danger to human beings, our livestock or crops, it tends to be eliminated. Only very recently have conservation efforts begun. Conversely, there are many