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Published: June 21, 2011

201o IGBP Annual Report Published

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The 2010 IGBP annual report is now available. It highlights, among other things, a recently constructed record of South American palaeoclimate,  forest and grassland response to European heat waves, a review on marine food webs, and sources of Arctic pollutants.
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of the annual report here:

IGBP Annual Report 2010PDF (pdf, 4.2 MB)

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