• 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, 2007

Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World (2007)

Over 100 authors present 25 contributions on the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems. The book also explores new research developments on spatial thresholds and nonlinearities, the key role of urban development in global biogeochemical processes, and the integration of natural and social sciences to address complex problems of the human-environment system.
More information:
Series: Global Change - The IGBP Series (closed)

Canadell, Josep G.; Pataki, Diane E.; Pitelka, Louis F. (Eds.)

2007, XXIV, 336 p. 104 illus., 26 in color.

Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-540-32729-5
Softcover, ISBN 978-3-642-06928-4

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Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World

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