anthroposphere


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anthroposphere

[an′thrä·pə‚sfir]
(ecology)
The biosphere of the great geological activities of humankind. Also known as noosphere.
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1) While similar terms such as anthrocene and anthroposphere had been proposed previously, Eugene Stoermer and Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen initially advanced the term anthopocene as an analogy to the accepted epoch designation "Holocene" (Syvitski 14).
Sinking coasts, geosphere, ecosphere and anthroposphere of the Holocene southern Baltic coast.
The latter complex formation can be also dissociated into different spheres: technosphere (made up of settlements, infrastructure elements, archaeological monuments, and land-use patches) (Kavaliauskas and Veteikis 2004), biologic anthroposphere (consisting of humans as alive organisms), sociosphere (expressed mainly by streams and fields of socio-economic forces), and, finally, infosphere (or noosphere, manifested through information field (Kavaliauskas 1992; Kavaliauskas and Veteikis 2004)).
Peter Baccini and Paul Brunner, Metabolism of the Anthroposphere.