A workshop held in 2011 in La Jolla, California, brought together ecosystem researchers and geoengineering researchers. The workshop sought to (1) to build connections between the ecosystem-research and geoengineering-research communities; (2) to evaluate scientific uncertainties that affect the potential impacts of geoengineering on ecosystems; (3) to expose ecosystem researchers to current geoengineering research, and; (4) to generate feedback for geoengineering researchers on potential ecosystem hazards of geoengineering.
A paper arising from the workshop was published in AMBIO in 2012.
Russell L M et al. (2012) Ecosystem Impacts of Geoengineering: A Review for Developing a Science Plan. AMBIO 41: 350-369. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13280-012-0258-5
Generous funding from the US NSF and UK NERC is gratefully acknowledged.
IGBP closed at the end of 2015. This website is no longer updated.