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International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series

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The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme was established in 1986 by the International Council of Scientific Unions, with the stated aim: To describe and understand the interactive physical, chemical and biological processes that regulate the total Earth system, the unique environment that it provides for life, the changes that are occurring in this system, and the manner in which they are influenced by human activities. A wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary project of this kind is unlikely to be effective unless it identifies priorities and goals, and the IGBP defined six key questions that it seeks to answer. These are: • How is the chemistry of the global atmosphere regulated, and what is the role of biological processes in producing and consuming trace gases? • How will global changes affect terrestrial ecosystems? • How does vegetation interact with physical processes of the hydrological cycle? • How will changes in land-use, sea level and climate alter coastal ecosystems, and what are the wider consequences? • How do ocean biogeochemical processes influence and respond to climate change? • What significant climatic and environmental changes occurred in the past, and what were their causes? The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series brings new work on topics within these themes to the attention of the wider scientific audience.

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[3] Asian Change in the Context of Global Climate Change

Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Changes in Asia on Global Biogeochemical Cycles

[3] Asian Change in the Context of Global Climate Change

Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Changes in Asia on Global Biogeochemical Cycles

[2] Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems

[2] Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems

[1] Plant Functional Types

Their Relevance to Ecosystem Properties and Global Change

[5] The Changing Ocean Carbon Cycle

A Midterm Synthesis of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

[5] The Changing Ocean Carbon Cycle

A Midterm Synthesis of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

[4] The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change

Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems
Volume 0, Part 0,

  • Edited by Brian Walker, Will Steffen, Josep Canadell, John Ingram
  • Hardback | Published March 1999
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[4] The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change

Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems
Volume 0, Part 0,

  • Edited by Brian Walker, Will Steffen, Josep Canadell, John Ingram
  • Paperback | Published March 1999
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