Human impact on the environment
( " Arise " from the Greek anthropos "man" and the verb stem gen- meaning ) Anthropogenic is a term for the Incurred by the people, Caused, Produced or Affected. For example, plastics are anthropogenic, since they are only made by man.
In human intervention in the environment and in human-induced environmental problems, the term is often used anthropogenic, eg
- Anthropogenic landfill (landfill ),
- Anthropogenic landscape or anthropogenic biome,
- Anthropogenic geomorphology ( Erdoberflächenstruktur )
- Anthropogenic greenhouse effect.
As opposed to anthropogenic, the term is often used of course. Many environmental impacts can also of course be determined by both anthropogenic as, a clear distinction is not always possible. For example, a forest fire, for example, have been caused ( eg lightning ), both by people and by a natural cause.
The increased needs of the people, especially since industrialization in the so-called developed countries have caused global anthropogenic changes to damage of ecosystems and led to a decline in biodiversity and thus biodiversity. This period of human intrusion is also called the Anthropocene.
Anthropogenic changes but do not necessarily lead to a reduction of habitat or species diversity. The result is by extensive human use of cultural landscapes that are home to a variety of valuable biotopes. The resulting species-rich Magerrasen rely on being used by humans.