• 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 .

Global Warming and Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis

BioScience (2000)
Shaver G R, Canadell J, Chapin III F S, Gurevitch J, Harte J Henry G, Ineson P, Jonasson S, Melillo J, Pitelka L and Rustad L (eds)
ISSN: 00063568
Doi: 10.1641/0006-3568(2000)050[0871:GWATEA]2.0.CO;2
Vol 50; Issue 10; pp. 871-882

Focuses on the study of the effects global warming will have on ecosystems. Importance of accounting for increased temperature and carbon dioxide in the studies; Direct and indirect effects of warming; Different rates at which various ecosystems will be affected; Case studies of warming responses.

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