• 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: September 20, 2013

Limits to (phytoplankton) growth

News |

The journal Nature Geoscience has published "Marine Cycles in Flux" a significant review of marine biogeochemical cycles featuring the results of an IGBP fast-track initiative.

The review paper, "Processes and patterns of oceanic nutrient limitation" is an outcome from the IGBP and SCOR- sponsored Upper-Ocean Nutrient Limitation workshop.


Processes and patterns of oceanic nutrient limitation, Nature Geoscience, Marine Cycles in Flux, September 2013.


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