• From clouds to carbon:
    land-atmosphere interactions
    in the spotlight

    Understanding the interface between the land and the atmosphere has been an important component of IGBP’s research. Here we highlight three recent contributions that resulted from research sponsored by the Integrated Land Ecosystem–Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS).

  • Coastal megacities:
    risks and opportunities

    Every year, more and more people are flocking to live near the sea’s edge, often congregating in massive cities. Sophie Blackburn and Mark Pelling explore what happens when urban and coastal zones collide.


IGBP produces a range of publications: six-monthly magazine, Global Change, summaries for policymakers, reports, and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
November 17, 2014
Global Change Magazine |
Here you can download early copies of the IGBP Global Change Newsletter as pdfs.
June 25, 2014
Annual report |
Highlights from the 2013 IGBP annual report include latest research findings in marine science, land-use change and atmospheric chemistry as well as the global carbon budget, the ocean acidification summary for policymakers and updates on national committee activities.
May 2, 2014
Global Change Magazine |
This issue features a full-spread infographic on deltas at risk, accompanied by a Q&A with IGBP Chair James Syvitski. You can also read about coastal megacities, the progress in crystallising the Sustainable Development Goals and recent developments in land-atmosphere research.
November 14, 2013
Summarie for policymakers |
This summary for policymakers reports on the state of scientific knowledge on ocean acidification, based on the latest research presented at The Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, held in Monterey, California, in September 2012. Experts present the projected changes from ocean acidification for ecosystems and the people who rely on them, according to levels of confidence for these outcomes. 
October 21, 2013
Global Change Magazine |
This issue’s cover story puts 2000 years of regional temperature histories into perspective. Also featured: two full-spread maps visualising the PAGES 2k regional temperature records and ocean acidification, lessons the Maya might teach modern societies, the Anthropocene’s deeper past, bringing interdisciplinary sciences together, how moisture in soils predicts heat waves, ocean governance and the future of AIMES.
July 11, 2013
Book |
Oxford University Press (2011)Gattuso J-P and Hansson L (eds)
July 8, 2013
Article |
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (2011)Gruber N
July 8, 2013
Article |
Progress in Oceanography (2011)Drinkwater K F
July 8, 2013
Article |
Science (2011)Su H, Cheng Y, Oswald R, Behrendt T, Trebs I, Meixner F X, Andreae M O, Cheng P, Zhang Y and Pöschl U
July 8, 2013
Article |
Chemistry and Physics (2011)Stavrakou T, Guenther A, Razavi A, Clarisse L, Clerbaux C, Coheur P F, Hurtmans D, Karagulian F, De Mazière M, Vigouroux C, Amelynck C, Schoon N, Laffineur Q, Heinesch B, Aubinet M, Rinsland C and Müller J F
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