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Vocabulary Definition 2


Plague: Past, Present, and Future.

Stenseth, Nils Christian, Bakyt B. Atshabar, Mike Begon, Steven R. Belmain, Eric Bertherat, Elisabeth Carniel, Kenneth L. Gage, Herwig Leirs, and Lila Rahalison. "Plague: Past, Present, and Future." PLOS Medicine (January 15, 2008): n. pag. PLOS. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In this sentence in lines 41-44,

"Finally, anthropogenic changes to the landscape and to patterns of human mobility are increasingly favoring contact between plague-reservoir and peridomestic rodents, and between people from plague-endemic and previously unaffected regions,"

what is the meaning of anthropogenic?


The changes that man and animals make to the landscape.


The study of the evolution of man.


The influence of human beings on nature.


The study of the relationship between man and his environment.