• Using the Planet


    Even before the advent of agriculture, Homo sapiens kicked off an entirely new process of planetary change. Earth would never be the same. Instead of mere centuries, Erle C Ellis advances a broader view of the Anthropocene, over many millennia, and what that means for land stewardship.
  • Lessons from a simulated civilisation


    The rise and fall of the ancient Maya has
    intrigued historians and archaeologists for decades. Now, Earth-system scientists are taking a keen interest. Scott Heckbert asks: what role might environmental conditions and trade play in the growth and eventual collapse of a civilisation?

IGBP Core Projects

IGBP sponsors 8 projects. For information on each project visit the projects' websites.

For contact details on each of the projects' Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members, click on links below.

Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System (AIMES)
AIMES SSC


Global Land Project (GLP)
GLP SSC


International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC)
IGAC SSC


Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS)
iLEAPS SSC


Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER)
IMBER SSC


Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ)
LOICZ SSC


Past Global Changes (PAGES)
PAGES SSC


Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS)
SOLAS SSC

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