• 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 .

IGBP book series

The aim of the Series is to present major results of IGBP research - at both the project and programme-wide level - in a single series. The volumes emphasise the key findings of the programme and each is based on an integration of a large body of work carried out around the world nder the auspices of IGBP.

To order books at 10% discount, please send your order to christa.maurer@springer.com. Please note that the subject line should read:"IGBP series 10% discount".

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