Mapping ecological footprint

The Ecological Footprint Network has some interesting maps and animations of “Footprint Intensity” between 1961 and 2001. The maps also show how the human Footprint has increased 2.5 X between 1961-2001.
Ecological footprint intensity is the footprint per 1/2 degree grid cell. These maps are made by combining population distribution maps and national level ecological footprint data.

The maps were created by Chad Monfreda at SAGE University of Wisconsin – Madison.

I previously posted on SAGE maps of disease burden and mapping humanity’s footprint.

Also, Marc Imoff et al (Nature 2004) have another map of human ecological appropriation.

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