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1. Of or relating to anthropogenesis.
2. Caused by humans: anthropogenic degradation of the environment.

an′thro·po·gen′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) relating to anthropogenesis
2. (Environmental Science) created by people or caused by human activity: anthropogenic pollution.


(ˌæn θrə pəˈdʒɛn ɪk)

caused or produced by humans.
an`thro•po•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.anthropogenic - of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beingsanthropogenic - of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings
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Water quality in many lakes and rivers around the globe is deteriorating due to rising nutrient loadings mainly of anthropogenic origin (e.
According to CMIP5 simulations, the 2016 record global warmth was only possible due to substantial centennial-scale anthropogenic warming.
The embarrassing discrepancies, said Team Santer, are "due to the combined effects of multiple factors: the anomalous warmth at the beginning of the last 20 years (arising from a large El Nino event in 1997/98), the shift from a warm phase to a cold phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation in the late 1990s, changes in other modes of internal variability, a succession of moderate volcanic eruptions in the early 21st century, a long and low minimum in solar output during the last solar cycle, and an increase in anthropogenic sulphate pollution.
Rising anthropogenic emissions of air pollutants and their precursors have significantly increased ambient air pollution in many parts of the world (Cooper et al.
Much attention has been given to the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on wildlife (Stankowich 2008, Sodhi et al.
Anthropogenic activities, especially burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas have caused significant increase of CO2 in the atmosphere from about 280 to 380 ppm for the last 250 years is one of the main reasons causing global warming.
Despite this attention little is known about summer tree roosts used by little brown bats due to research being primarily focused on anthropogenic roost use (i.
I would like to respond to the challenge posed by Ken Mitchell, when he said that the evidence for the anthropogenic causes of climate change is clear and unequivocal, to find a "single peer-reviewed article in a reputable scientific journal which says otherwise" (Letters, PE June).
2] in anthropogenic and forested environments, from early dusk until morning of the next day, (17:00 to 07:00; 4 trappings/site/month).
I here are few topics as politically and ideologically contentious as anthropogenic climate change and the possibility of responding by deploying geoengineering technologies.
As to combating anthropogenic global warming (AKA climate change) how does Ms Peterson explain the fact that, despite a considerable increase in CO2 emissions, there has been no rise in global average temperature for 18 years - showing the prediction models to be as useless as the wind turbines.
Mutual impact of anthropogenic and natural carcasses is restricted to the following aspects: