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Vocabulary Definition 2

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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. Journals.plos.org. 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?

A

The changes that man and animals make to the landscape.

B

The study of the evolution of man.

C

The influence of human beings on nature.

D

The study of the relationship between man and his environment.