• 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: December 14, 2005

Global Change Newsletter No. 64

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Guest Editorial by Carlos Nobre

Science Features
The Global Nitrogen Cycle – How Is It Changing? by J. Galloway

A Successful Decade of East African Lake Research by T.C. Johnson, M.R. Talbot, and E.O. Odada

Stable Boundary Layers and Land Surface Climate by B. Holtslag

iLEAPS Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation – An IGBP-ESA Initiative by S. Plummer and O. Arino

Sustainability or Collapse? – Society in the 21st Century by R. Costanza, W. Steffen, L. Graumlich, K. Hibbard, D. Schimel

Profile of a Scientist
Salvador Lluch-Cota

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