• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .
Published: June 1, 2005

Global Change Newsletter No. 62

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GLOBEC-China by J. Zhang

Over-summering Strategy of Calanus sinicus by S. Sun and G.T Zhang

Ecological Capital Assessment and Land Use Adjustment by S. Peijun, Y. Tao and C. Jing

Carbon Budgeting for the Terrestrial and Marginal Sea Ecosystems of China by Y. Huang, G. Yu and P. Chen

IMBER Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Profile of a Scientist
Peter Rayner

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