The global synanthrome project: a call for an exhaustive study of human associates

Here we coin the term synanthrome to describe all of the species we interact with. We propose that the time is now here for The Global Synanthrome Project to describe all of our interacting species and how they have changed through time and across space. This effort must involve natural history, ecol-ogy, and evolutionary biology in addition to genomics studies that are already underway.