• 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, 2005

Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene (2005)

In global coastal zones, the major fabric of goods and services for human welfare as well as global changes are extraordinarily visible. They are shaped by natural Earth systems processes on a planetary scale, which are reflected in a continuously adapting coastal environment. Now, in the "Anthropocene", human society is a greater catalyst for change - impacting and modifying coastal processes. This book synthesizes knowledge on coastal and riverine material fluxes, biogeochemical processes and indications of change, and the human influence, before looking at future research and management needs. It is a milestone rather than a destination on the journey which continues under the new International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the LOICZ II (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) Project.
More information:
The Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Series: Global Change - The IGBP Series (closed)

Crossland, C.J.; Kremer, H.H.; Lindeboom, H.J.; Marshall Crossland, J.I.; Le Tissier, M.D.A. (Eds.)

2005, XX, 232 p. 121 illus., 69 in color.
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Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-540-25450-8
Softcover, ISBN 978-3-642-06485-2

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Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene

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