• 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).

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Open

Global Land Project: 2014 Open Science Meeting

"Land transformations: between global challenges and local realities"

Date:
March 19, 2014 - March 21, 2014
Place:
Venue: Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany
Contact:
GLP International Project Office (celia.cristina@inpe.br)
Links:

Call for sessions:
Deadline for session proposals - January 5th, 2013
Land Transformations: Between Global Challenges and Local Realities

The 2014 Global Land Project Open Science Meeting will synthesize and discuss the role of the land system as a platform for human-environment interactions, connecting local land use decisions to global impacts and responses.

Main conference themes:

  • Rethinking land change transitions: drastic changes in land cover and subtle changes in land management
  • Local land users in a tele-connected world: the role of human decision making on land use as both a driver and response to global environmental change
  • Impacts and responses: land systems changes to mitigate global environmental change impacts and adapt to increasing demands for food, fuel and ecosystem services
  • Land governance: the ways in which alternative approaches to governance of land resources can enhance the sustainability transition
Sessions can be submitted under the following formats:
  • Research Presentation Session: 5 oral presentations on related topics
  • Round-table Discussion: 3-5 speed talks followed by discussion
  • World Cafe Workshop: discussion format around 2-3 open statements or questions
  • Short Training Session: short training course on a specific topic
  • Open Format: new innovative session formats are welcome
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  • Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2014

    IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School


    IMBER focuses on the interactions and linkages between biogeochemical cycles and food webs, including humans, with the aim of improving the predictive capacity for marine ecosystems increasingly affected by global change. As the marine environment is very complex, particularly in the context of global change, indicators are often used to provide a practical and economical way to track the state of ecosystems. This fourth IMBER summer school, ClimEco4, will continue IMBER’s focus on fostering research at the interface of natural and human systems. It will be structured around lectures and activities that focus on indices of climate change, climate impacts, and ecosystem services, and how these are linked to indices for socio-economic and policy information in relation to climate-ecosystem interactions.
  • Sep 24 - Sep 26, 2014

    Deltas in Times of Climate Change II



  • Global Change Magazine No. 82


    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 Sust...

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    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 acidifi...
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