• 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: April 11, 2003

Challenges of a Changing Earth (2003)

This book presents a state-of-the-science overview of global change and its consequences for human societies. It highlights four areas of critical importance - food, water resources, air quality and the carbon cycle - from both science and policy perspectives, and points the way towards the new scientific approaches needed to study the Earth System in the future. The book also summarises recent advances in understanding in global change science: the climate system, global biogeochemistry, land-ocean interactions and changing land cover and the Earth System.
More information:
Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001

Series: Global Change - The IGBP Series (closed)

Steffen, W.; Jäger, J.; Carson, D.J.; Bradshaw, C. (Eds.)

2003, XVI, 216 p. 101 illus., 79 in color.

Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-540-43308-8

Go to the Springer home page:
Challenges of a Changing Earth

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