Atlas of the Biosphere

Mapping the Biosphere

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In this section of the website you will find maps of environmental variables. Feel free to download anything and everything. If you use anything from the Atlas in a publication, please use the following citation: "Used by permission of The Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison"

You can select a category to explore by following one of the links below:

Human Impacts

Human Impacts

Humans and the environment from a socio-economic perspective
i.e. - Population, Life Expectancy, Literacy Rates
View Human Impact Maps View Human Impact Maps

Land Use

Land Use

How humans are using the land
i.e. - Croplands, Pastures, Urban Lands
View Land Use Maps View Land Use Maps

Ecosystems

Ecosystems

The natural ecosystems of the world
i.e. - Potential Vegetation, Temperature, Soil Texture
View Ecosystems Maps View Ecosystems Maps

Water Resources

Water Resources

Water in the biosphere
i.e. - Runoff, Precipitation, Lakes and Wetlands
View Water Resources Maps View Water Resources Maps