• 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: February 6, 2014

Biodiveristy assessment: call for experts

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The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is seeking nominations of experts to join several task forces and expert groups to contribute to the IPBES 2014 - 2018 Work Programme. 

If you are interested in these opportunities (more details here) and you would like to be nominated by IGBP, please send your full curriculum vitae to Owen Gaffney by 14 February. Please indicate which work programme deliverable the nomination will refer to. owen.gaffney@igbp.kva.se


Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)



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