• 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: January 12, 1998

IGBP Reports 1-24

Here you can download the earliest copies of the IGBP Reports as pdfs.

IGBP Report 1PDF (pdf, 1.1 MB)

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change / Final Report of the Ad Hoc Planning Group

ICSU 21st General Assembly, Berne, Switzerland 14-19 September, 1986

IGBP Report 2PDF (pdf, 760.3 kB)

A Document Prepared by the First Meeting of the Special Committee ICSU Secretariat, Paris 16-19 July, 1987

IGBP Report 3PDF (pdf, 1.3 MB)

A Report from the Second Meeting of the Special Committee,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.  8-11 February, 1988

IGBP Report 4PDF (pdf, 8.6 MB)

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change (IGBP) - A Plan for Action

IGBP Report 5PDF (pdf, 2.1 MB)

Effects of Atmospheric and Climate Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems

IGBP Report 6PDF (pdf, 1.5 MB)

Global Changes of the Past

IGBP Report 7.1PDF (pdf, 6.9 MB)

IGBP Report 7.2PDF (pdf, 11.8 MB)

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change (IGBP) - A Report from the First Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council for the IGBP

IGBP Report 8PDF (pdf, 1.6 MB)

Pilot Studies for Remote Sensing and Data Management

IGBP Report 9PDF (pdf, 2.2 MB)

Southern Hemisphere Perspectives of Global Change

IGBP Report 10PDF (pdf, 1.7 MB)

The Land-Atmosphere Interface

IGBP Report 11PDF (pdf, 5 MB)

Proceedings of the Workshops of the Coordinating Panel on Effects of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems

IGBP Report 12PDF (pdf, 18.9 MB)

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change / The Initial Core Projects

IGBP Report 13PDF (pdf, 4.1 MB)

TERRESTRIAL BIOPSHERE EXCHANGE WITH GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY / Terrestrial Biosphere Perspective of the IGAC Project: Companion to the Dookie Report

IGBP Report 14PDF (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Coastal Ocean Fluxes and Resources

IGBP Report 15PDF (pdf, 1.8 MB)


(START) / Report of a Meeting at Bellagio, December 3-7, 1990

IGBP Report 16PDF (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Report from the IGBP Regional Meeting for South America

IGBP Report 17PDF (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Plant-Water Interactions in Large-Scale Hydrological Modelling

IGBP Report 18.1PDF (pdf, 2 MB)

Recommendations of the Asian Workshop,

New Delhi India, 11-15 Feb 1991

IGBP Report 18.2PDF (pdf, 37.6 MB)

Proceedings of the Asian Workshop

New· Delhi, India   11-15 February, 1991

IGBP Report 19PDF (pdf, 3.4 MB)

PAGES Project: Proposed Implementation Plans For Research Activities

IGBP Report 20PDF (pdf, 4 MB)

Improved Global Data for Land Applications

IGBP Report  21PDF (pdf, 3.4 MB)

Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems: The Operational Plan

IGBP Report  22PDF (pdf, 4.2 MB)

Report from the START Regional Meeting for Southeast Asia

IGBP Report  23PDF (pdf, 11.3 MB)

Joint Global Ocean Flux Study Implementation Plan

IGBP Report  24PDF (pdf, 3.2 MB)

Relating Land Use and Global Land-Cover Change

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