• 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 1, 2006

Global Change Newsletter No. 67

This issue of the Newsletter is focused on the Earth System Science Partnership Open Science Conference which was held in Beijing on 9-12 November 2006 and attracted more than 900 scientists from the IGBP, WCRP, IHDP and DIVERSITAS communities.

Posted: December 2006

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Guest Editorial by K. Noone

Science Features
LBA and the Future of Amazonian Research of Amazonian Research by M. Batistella and F. Luizão

Terrestrial Carbon Budget and Ecosystem Modelling in Asia Ecosystem Modelling in Asia by Y. Yamagata

National Committee Science
Biohydrology: How Biological Factors Influence Soil Hydrological Processes by L. Lichner

Climate Change Vulnerability: Challenges and Opportunities in Indochina by N. H. Ninh and L. Q. Huy

Highlights from the ESSP Open Science Conference in Beijing – 9 to 12 November 2006

System-Wide Integration in IGBP by J. Morais

Spotlight: Europe
Extraordinarily Mild European Autumn 2006 due to Global Warming? by G.J. van Oldenborgh

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