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No. 1. The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change. Final Report of the ad hoc Planning Group, ICSU 21st General Assembly, Berne, Switzerland 14-19 September, 1986.

No. 2. A Document Prepared by the First Meeting of the Special Committee, ICSU Secretariat, Paris 16-19 July, 1987.

No. 3. A Report from the Second Meeting of the Special Committee, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 8-11 February, 1988.

No. 4. The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. A Study of Global Change (IGBP). A Plan for Action.
A No. 5. Effects of Atmospheric and Climate Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems.
A No. 6. Global Changes of the Past.
A No. 7:1,2 A Report from the First Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council for the IGBP held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, 24-28 October 1988.
A No. 8. Pilot Studies for Remote Sensing and Data Management.
A No. 9. Southern Hemisphere Perspectives of Global Change. Scientific Issues, Research Needs and Proposed Activities.
A No. 10. The Land-Atmosphere Interface.
A No. 11. Proceedings of the Workshops of the Coordinating Panel on Effects of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems.
A No. 12. The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change (IGBP). The Initial Core Projects.
A No. 13. Terrestrial Biosphere Exchange with Global Atmospheric Chemistry.

No. 14. Coastal Ocean Fluxes and Resources.
A No. 15. Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START).
A No. 16. Report from the IGBP Regional Meeting for South America, So Jos* dos Campos, SP, Brazil, 5-9 March 1990.
A No. 17. Plant-Water Interactions in Large-Scale Hydrological Modelling.
A No. 18:1 The Recommendations of the Asian Workshop, New Delhi, India, February 11-15, 1991.

No. 18:2 Proceedings of the Asian Workshop, New Delhi, India, 11-15 February 1991.
A No. 19. The PAGES Project: Proposed Implementation Plans for Research Activities.
A No. 20. Improved Global Data for Land Applications: A Proposal for a New High Resolution Data Set.
A No. 21. Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems: The Operational Plan.

No. 22. Report from the START Regional Meeting for Southeast Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 13-17 January, 1992.
A No. 23. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study: Implementation Plan.
A No. 24. Relating Land use and Global Land-Cover Change: A Proposal for an IGBP-HDP Core Project.
A No. 25. Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Science Plan.
A No. 26. Towards a Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS): detecting and monitoring change in terrestrial ecosystems. Report of the Fontainebleau Workshop.
A No. 27. Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle. The Operational Plan.
A No. 28. The IGBP in Action: The Work Plan 1994-1998.

No. 29. Africa and Global Change, A Report from a Meeting at Niamey, Niger, 23-27 November, 1992.

No. 30. IGBP Global Modelling and Data Activities, 1994-1998.

No. 31. African Savannas and the Global Atmosphere. Research Agenda.

No. 32. International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project. The Operational Plan.

No. 33. Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone. Implementation Plan.

No. 34. BAHC-IGAC-GCTE Science Task Team. Report of First Meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 10-12 January, 1994.

No. 35. HDP Report No. 7. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LUCC): Science/Research Plan.

No. 36. The IGBP Terrestrial Transects: Science Plan.

No. 37. IGBP Northern Eurasia Study: Prospectus for an Integrated Global Change Research Project.
A No. 38. Natural Disturbances and Human Land Use in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models. A Report of a workshop co-convened by the GAIM, GCTE, LUCC and IGBP-DIS Programme Elements of the IGBP
A No. 39. Modelling the Transport and Trasnformation of Terrestrial Materials to Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems. A workshop report and recommendations for IGBP Inter-Programme Element Collaboration
A No. 40. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics. Science Plan
A No. 41. The Miombo Network: Framework for a Terrestrial Transect Study of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in the Miombo Ecosystems of Central Africa
A No. 42. The Kalahari Transect: Research on Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa
A No. 43. Predicting Global Change Impacts on Mountain Hydrology and Ecology: Integrated Catchment Hydrology/ Altitudinal Gradient Studies Workshop Report
A No. 44. START Implementation Plan, 1997-2002

No. 45. Past Global Changes (PAGES): Implementation Plan

No. 46. Global Wetland Distribution and Functional Characterization: Trace Gases and the Hydrologic Cycle. report from the joint GAIM/IGBP-DIS/IGAC/LUCC workshop

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Report No: No. 1.
Title: The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change.
Sub Title: Final Report of the ad hoc Planning Group. ICSU 21st General Assembly. Berne. Switzerland 14-19 September. 1986
Published in: 1986
Page Volume: 21 pp.
Short Summary: Final report of the ICSU ad hoc Planning Group authorized in 1984 to review relevant ongoing activities of bodies in the ICSU family and other organizations and to decide on the planning of an International Geosphere Biosphere Programme. A Special Committee for the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme was established.

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Report No: No. 2.
Title: A Document Prepared by the First Meeting of the Special Committee, ICSU Secretariat, Paris 16-19 July, 1987
Published in: 1987
Page Volume: 22 pp.
Short Summary: The Special Committee defined the objectives of the IGBP: to describe 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 actions. The ultimate objective of the programme is to develop predictive capabilities in relation to future changes in our global life support system.

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Report No: No. 3.
Title: A Report from the Second Meeting of the Special Committee. Harvard University. Cambridge. MA. USA 8-11 February. 1988
Published in: 1988
Page Volume: 42 pp.
Short Summary: The Special Committee confirmed the key research areas and the formation of four coordinating panels: Terrestrial Biosphere-Atmospheric Chemistry Interactions; Marine Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions; Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle; Effects of Climate Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems. Working Groups have been set up to assess the current state of knowledge and future prospects for IGBP activities: Global Geosphere-Biosphere Modelling. Data and Information Systems. Techniques for Extracting Environmental Data of the Past. and Geo-Biosphere Observatories.

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Report No: No. 4.
Title: The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. A Study of Global Change (IGBP). A Plan for Action.
Sub Title: A Report Prepared by the Special Committee for the IGBP for Discussion at the First Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council for the IGBP, Stockholm, Sweden 24-28 October, 1988
Published in: 1988
Page Volume: 200 pp
Short Summary: The underlying themes of the IGBP are: Documenting and predicting global change; observing and improving understanding of dominant forcing functions; understanding interactive phenomena in the total Earth system. The research areas for the Coordinating Panels and the Working Groups are outlined.

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Report No: No. 5.
Title: Effects of Atmospheric and Climate Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems.
Sub Title: Report of a Workshop Organized by the IGBP Coordinating Panel on Effects of Climate Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems at CSIRO, Division of Wildlife and Ecology, Canberra, Australia 29 February - 2 March. 1988.
Compiled by: B. H. Walker and R. D. Graetz
Published in: 1989
Page Volume: 61 pp.
Short Summary: The Coordinating Panel presented 40 research needs and recommendations. stressing that there is no body of ecological theory adequately integrating environment. energetics, dynamics, distribution and abundance. There is a large gap in both plant ecology and animal ecology, and it hinders general understanding of the effects of climate change on the distribution and dynamics of populations.

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Report No: No. 6.
Title: Global Changes of the Past.
Sub Title: Report of a Meeting of the IGBP Working Group on Techniques for Extracting Environmental Data of the Past held at the University of Berne. Switzerland 6-8 July. 1988.
Compiled by: H. Oeschger and J. A. Eddy
Published in: 1989
Page Volume: 39 pp.
Short Summary: Present data extracting techniques glean information from natural archives (ice core, tree rings, sedimentary rocks, historical records). Seven research themes are identified for recommended emphasis in the IGBP. connected to related IGBP programme initiatives.

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Report No: No. 7:1 and 7:2
Title: A Report from the First Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council for the IGBP held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Stockholm. 24-28 October 1988
Published in: 1989
Page Volume: Vols. 7:1 and 7:2. 338 pp.
Short Summary: Volume I presents the opening addresses. plenary presentations. discussion group reports on Coordinating Panels, Working Groups, and reports on IGBP interactions with other Global Change research. Volume II gives reports from the IGBP National Committees. and ICSU bodies. and other international organizations.

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Report No: No. 8.
Title: Pilot Studies for Remote Sensing and Data Management.
Sub Title: Report of a Meeting of the IGBP Working Group on Data and Information Systems. Geneva. Switzerland 11-13 January 1989.
Edited by: S. I. Rasool and D. S. Ojima
Published in: 1989
Page Volume: 41 pp.
Short Summary: The Working Group identified one project, the Land-Cover Change Pilot Study. that would establish baseline observing sites for documenting and studying change induced by human activities. and three projects dealing with existing data useful to studies and documentation of global change.

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Report No: No. 9.
Title: Southern Hemisphere Perspectives of Global Change. Scientific Issues, Research Needs and Proposed Activities.
Sub Title: Report from a Workshop held in Mbabane, Swaziland 11-16 December, 1988.
Edited by: B. H. Walker and R. G. Dickson
Published in: 1989
Page Volume: 55 pp.
Short Summary: The Southern Hemisphere's physical characteristics, biological systems. socio-economic factors, and special needs require a southern hemisphere component to the IGBP, and specific research programmes.

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Report No: No. 10.
Title: The Land-Atmosphere Interface.
Sub Title: Report on a Combined Modelling Workshop of IGBP Coordinating Panels 3, 4, and 5. Brussels, Belgium. 8-11 June. 1989.
Edited by: S. J. Turner and B. H. Walker
Published in: 1990
Page Volume: 39 pp
Short Summary: IGBP Coordinating Panels on Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle. Effects of Climatic Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems, and Global Analysis. Interpretation and Modelling, discussed research areas of common interest, and explored different modelling approaches and how they may be synthesized into a system.

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Report No: No. 11.
Title: Proceedings of the Workshops of the Coordinating Panel on Effects of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems.
Sub Title: I. A Framework for Modelling the Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems. Woods Hole. USA. 15-17 April. 1989.
Edited by: B. H. Walker.
Sub Title: II. Non-Modelling Research Requirements for Understanding. Predicting. and Monitoring Global Change. Canberra. 29-31 August 1989.
Edited by: B. H. Walker and S. J. Turner.
Sub Title: III. The Impact of Global Change on Agriculture and Forestry. Yaound*. 27 November-1 December. 1989.
Edited by: S. J. Turner. R. T. Prinsley. D. M. Stafford Smith. H. A. Nix and B. H. Walker
Published in: 1990
Page Volume: 108 pp.
Short Summary: A modelling framework, identification of empirical research requirements, and a framework for predicting effects of global change on agroecosystems are studied in three meetings of the IGBP Coordinating Panel preparing a scientific research plan on global change and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Report No: No. 12.
Title: The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change (IGBP). The Initial Core Projects
Published in: 1990
Page Volume: 330 pp.
Short Summary: The IGBP science plan is composed of research projects aimed at answering a number of key questions related to global change, through the establishment of Core Projects on the distinct sub-components of the Earth system, and related activities on data systems and research centres. An implementation strategy provides for its fulfilment.

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Report No: No. 13
Title: Terrestrial Biosphere Exchange with Global Atmospheric Chemistry. Terrestrial Biosphere Perspective of the IGAC Project: Companion to the Dookie Report.
Sub Title: Report on the Recommendations from the SCOPE/IGBP Workshop on Trace-Gas Exchange in a Global Perspective. Sigtuna, Sweden. 19-23 February, 1990.
Edited by: P.A. Matson and D.S. Ojima
Published in: 1990
Page Volume: 103 pp.
Short Summary: The Sigtuna workshop contributed to the development of a scientific action plan on terrestrial ecosystem gas exchange, complementing the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project (an IGBP Core Project) in areas of natural variability, boreal regions. global integration and modelling of fluxes, and trace gas fluxes in mid-latitude ecosystems.

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Report No: No. 14
Title: Coastal Ocean Fluxes and Resources.
Sub Title: Report of a CP2 Ad Hoc Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, 19-22 September 1989.
Edited by: P. Holligan
Published in: 1990
Page Volume: 53 pp.
Short Summary: The focus of IGBP Coordinating Panel 2 on Marine Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions is the elucidation and prediction of the feedback loops between climate and ocean biogeochemistry under conditions of significant anthropogenic changes to the trace gas composition of the atmosphere. The workshop concentrated on global change and the coastal oceans.

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Report No: No. 15
Title: Global Change System for Analysis. Research and Training (START).
Sub Title: Report of a Meeting at Bellagio. December 3-7. 1990.
Edited by: J.A. Eddy, T.F. Malone. J.J. McCarthy and T. Rosswall
Published in: 1991
Page Volume: 40 pp.
Short Summary: Also available in Spanish and French. START is a plan for the development of an international network of regional research centres and sites to gather data and study global change problems in their regional contexts. These regions are identified. Issues to be addressed are: How changes in land use and industrial practices alter the water cycles. atmospheric chemistry and ecosystems dynamics; how regional changes affect global biogeochemical cycles and climate; and how global change leads to further regional change in the biospheric life support system.

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Report No: No. 16
Title: Report from the IGBP Regional Meeting for South America. So Jos* dos Campos. SP. Brazil. 5-9 March 1990
Published in: 1991
Page Volume: 58 pp.
Short Summary: The workshop discussed. in a South American context, past global changes, the effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems, the role of ocean processes in global change, land transformation and global change processes, the importance of the Andes for general circulation models, and regional research centres. Recommendations promote the role of South American science in global change research.

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Report No: No. 17
Title: Plant-Water Interactions in Large-Scale Hydrological Modelling.
Sub Title: Report of a Workshop. Vadstena. Sweden. 5-8 June 1990
Published in: 1991
Page Volume: 44 pp.
Short Summary: The workshop addressed plant-water interrelationships at landscape to continental scales: the spatial pattern at landscape level of the dynamics of water flows and waterborne fluxes of dissolved and suspended mater; plant/vegetation characteristics and properties affecting return flow to the atmosphere; methodological issues of large-scale modelling; research in humid tropical, semi-arid and temperate zones.

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Report No: No. 18:1
Title: The Recommendations of the Asian Workshop, New Delhi, India, February 11-15, 1991
Edited by: R. R. Daniel
Published in: 1991
Page Volume: 436 pp.
Short Summary: Recommendations of the Workshop address issues of prime concern to Asian countries. with reports and recommendations from Working Groups on IGBP Core Projects and key activities.

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Report No: No. 18:2
Title: Proceedings of the Asian Workshop, New Delhi. India. 11-15 February 1991
Edited by: R. R. Daniel and B. Babuji. Madras. Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED) and the Indian National Committee for the IGBP
Published in: 1992, Madras. COSTED. Asia Regional Office.
Page Volume: 152 pp.
Short Summary: The Proceedings include 19 papers on Earth system research and global environmental change in Asia. and national reports on global change programmes.

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Report No: No. 19
Title: PAGES Past Global Changes Project: Proposed Implementation Plans for Research Activities.
Edited by: John A. Eddy
Published in: 1992
Page Volume: 112 pp.
Short Summary: The Past Global Changes (PAGES) project will secure better understanding of the natural and human-induced variations of the Earth system in the past, through studies of both natural and written records. Focus is on changes within two temporal streams: global changes for the period 2000 BP, and changes through a full glacial cycle. Implementation plans address: solar and orbital forcing and response, Earth system processes, rapid and abrupt global changes. multi-proxy mapping. palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental modelling, advances in technology, management of palaeodata. and improved chronologies for palaeoenvironmental research.

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Report No: No. 20
Title: Improved Global Data for Land Applications: A Proposal for a New High Resolution Data Set
Sub Title: Report of the Land Cover Working Group of IGBP-DIS.
Edited by: John R. Townshend
Published in: 1992
Page Volume: 75 pp.
Short Summary: This report outlines a proposal to produce a global data set at a spatial resolution of 1 km derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer primarily for land applications. It defines the characteristics of the data set to meet a number of requirements of IGBP's science plan and outlines how it could be created. It presents the scientific requirements for a 1 km data set, the types and uses of AVHRR data, characteristics of a global 1 km data set, procedures, availability of current AVHRR 1 km data, and the management needs.

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Report No: No. 21
Title: Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems: The Operational Plan.
Edited by: W. L. Steffen. B. H. Walker. J. I. Ingram and G. W. Koch
Published in: 1992
Page Volume: 97 pp.
Short Summary: The objectives of GCTE are: to predict the effects of changes in climate, atmospheric composition, and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, including agricultural and production forest systems, and to determine how these effects lead to feedbacks to the atmosphere and the physical climate system. The research plan is divided into four foci: ecosystem physiology, change in ecosystem structure, global change impact on agriculture and forestry, and global change and ecological complexity. Research strategies are presented.

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Report No: No. 22
Title: Report from the START Regional Meeting for Southeast Asia.
Sub Title: Arranged by The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change (IGBP). in collaboration with Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (HDGEC) Programme
Published in: 1992
Page Volume: 114 pp.
Short Summary: The report presents general recommendations on global change research in the region, thematic studies relating to IGBP Core Project science programmes, global change research in studies of eight countries in the area, and conclusions from working groups on the participation of the region in research under the five established IGBP Core Projects and the related HDGEC programme.

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Report No: No. 23
Title: Joint Global Ocean Flux Study: Implementation Plan. Jointly published with the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
Sub Title: JGOFS Report No. 9
Published in: 1992
Page Volume: 78 pp.
Short Summary: The Report describes how the aims of JGOFS are being, and will be. achieved through global synthesis, large scale surveys, process studies, time series studies, investigations of the sedimentary record and continental margin boundary fluxes, and the JGOFS data management system.

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Report No: No. 24
Title: Relating Land use and Global Land-Cover Change: A Proposal for an IGBP-HDP Core Project.
Sub Title: A report from the IGBP/HDP Working Group on Land-Use/Land-Cover Change. (Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme. HDP Report No. 5)
Edited by: B. L. Turner. R. H. Moss. and D. L. Skole
Published in: 1993
Page Volume: 65 pp.
Short Summary: The report presents the main findings of the joint Working Group of the IGBP and the International Social Science Council on Land-Use/Land-Cover Change; it describes the research questions defined by the group and identifies the next steps needed to address the human causes of global land-cover change and to understand its overall importance. It calls for the development of a system to classify land-cover changes according to the socioeconomic driving forces. The knowledge gained will be used to develop a global land-use and land-cover change model that can be linked to other global environmental models.

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Report No: No. 25
Title: Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Science Plan.
Edited by: P.M. Holligan and H. de Boois. with the assistance of members of the LOICZ Core Project Planning Committee
Published in: 1993
Page Volume: 50 pp.
Short Summary: The report describes the new IGBP Core Project. giving the scientific background and objectives, and the four research foci. These are: the effects of global change (land and freshwater use. climate) on fluxes of materials in the coastal zone; coastal biogeomorphology and sea-level rise; carbon fluxes and trace gas emissions on the coastal zone; economic and social impacts of global change on coastal systems. The LOICZ project framework includes data synthesis and modelling, and implementation plans cover research priorities and the establishment of a Core Project office in the Netherlands.

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Report No: No. 26
Title: Towards a Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS): Detecting and Monitoring Change in Terrestrial Ecosystems.
Sub Title: Report of the Fontainebleau Workshop. (UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Digest 14)
Edited by: O.W. Heal. J.-C. Menaut and W.L. Steffen
Published in: 1993, Paris: MAB.
Page Volume: 71 pp.
Short Summary: The Fontainebleau Workshop, July 1992, defined a strategy to initiate a global terrestrial monitoring system for the IGBP project on Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems, the French Observatory for the Sahara and the Sahel, and the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere programme, in combination with other existing and planned monitoring programmes. The report reviews existing organizations and networks, and drafts an operational plan.

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Report No: No. 27
Title: Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle. The Operational Plan.
Edited by: BAHC Core Project Office. Berlin
Published in: 1993
Page Volume: 103 pp.
Short Summary: A presentation of the mandate. scope. principal subjects and structure of the BAHC research plan is followed by a full description of the four BAHC Foci: 1) Development. testing and validation of 1-dimensional soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer (SVAT) models; 2) Regional-scale studies of land-surface properties and fluxes; 3) Diversity of biosphere-hydrosphere interactions; 4) The Weather Generator Project.

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Report No: No. 28
Title: The IGBP in Action: The Work Plan 1994-1998.
Published in: 1994
Page Volume: 151 pp.
Short Summary: This Report provides an overview of the global change research to be carried out under the aegis of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme over the next five years. It represents a follow-up to IGBP Report No. 12 (1990) that described the basic structure of the global change research programme, the scientific rationale for its component Core Projects and proposals for their development. The IGBP Core Projects and Framework Activities present their aims and work programme in an up-to-date synthesis of their science, operational and implementation plans.

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Report No: No. 29
Title: Africa and Global Change. A Report from a Meeting at Niamey, Niger. 23-27 November, 1992.
Published in: 1994
Page Volume: 55 pp.
Short Summary: A summary is given of the conference arranged by the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) on behalf of the IGBP, the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme (HDP), and the Joint Research Centre of the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) that describe the global change scientific research situation in Africa today

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Report No: No. 30
Title: IGBP Global Modelling and Data Activities. 1994-1998.
Sub Title: Strategy and Implementation Plans for Global Analysis. Interpretation and Modelling (GAIM) and the IGBP Data and Information System (IGBP-DIS).
Published in: 1994
Page Volume: 86 pp.
Short Summary: This report sets out the goals and directions for GAIM and IGBP-DIS over the next five years, expanding on the recent overview of their activities within IGBP Report 28 (1994). It describes the work within IGBP-DIS directed at the assembly of global databases of land surface characteristics, and within GAIM, directed at modelling the global carbon cycle and climate-vegetation interaction.

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Report No: No. 31
Title: African Savannas and the Global Atmosphere. Research Agenda.
Sub Title: Report of a joint IGBP/START/IGAC/GCTE/GAIM/DIS Workshop on African Savannas, Land use and Global Change: Interactions of Climate. Productivity and Emissions. 1-5 June 1993, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Edited by: C. Justice. B. Scholes and P. Frost.
Published in: 1994
Page Volume: 53 pp.
Short Summary: The workshop focused on interactions between African savannas and the global atmosphere, specifically addressing land-atmosphere interactions, with emphasis on sources and sinks of trace gases and aerosol particles. The report discusses the ecology of African savannas, the research issues related to carbon sequestration. ongoing and proposed activities, and gives a research agenda.

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Report No: No. 32
Title: International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project. The Operational Plan.
Published in: 1994
Page Volume: 134 pp.
Short Summary: The goals of IGAC are to: develop a fundamental understanding of the processes that determine atmospheric composition; understand the interactions between atmospheric chemical composition and biospheric and climatic processes. and predict the impact of natural and anthropogenic forcings on the chemical composition of the atmosphere. The Operational Plan outlines the organization of the project. The plan describes the seven Foci, their related Activities and Tasks, including for each the scientific rationale, the goals, strategies.

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Report No: No. 33
Title: Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone. Implementation Plan.
Edited by: J.C. Pernetta and J.D. Milliman.
Published in: 1995
Page Volume: 215 pp.
Short Summary: LOICZ is that component of the IGBP which focuses on the area of the Earth's sur-face where land, ocean and atmosphere meet and interact. The implementation plan describes the research, its activities and tasks. and the management and implementation requirements to achieve LOICZ's science goals. These are, to determine at regional and global scales: the nature of these dynamic interactions, how changes in various compartments of the Earth system are affecting coastal zones and altering their role in global cycles, to assess how future changes in these areas will affect their use by people. and to provide a sound scientific basis for future integrated management of coastal areas on a sustainable basis.

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Report No: No. 34
Title: BAHC-IGAC-GCTE Science Task Team. Report of First Meeting. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge. Massachusetts. USA. l0-12 January; 1994.
Published in: 1995
Page Volume: 45 pp.
Short Summary: The Science Task Team discussed and developed recommendations for multi-Core Project collaboration within the IGBP under three headings: process studies in terrestrial environments, integrated modelling efforts, and partnership with developing country scientists. Three interrelated themes considered under process studies are: transects and large-scale land surface experiments, fire, and wetlands. Methods for implementation and projects are identified.

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Report No: No. 35
Title: Land-Use and Land-Cover Change. Science/Research Plan.
Sub Title: IGBP Report 35 / HDP Report 7
Edited by: B.L. Turner II, D. Skole, S. Sanderson, G. Fischer, L. Fresco and R. Leemans.
Published in: 1995,HDP Secretariat, Geneva.
Page Volume: 132 pp.
Short Summary: The Science/Research Plan presents land-use and land-cover change and ties it to the overarching themes of global change. It briefly outlines what is currently known and what knowledge will be necessary to address the problem in the context of the broad agendas of IGBP and HDP. The three foci address by the plan are: (i) land-use dynamics, land-cover dynamics - comparative case study analysis; (ii) land-cover dynamics - direct observation and diagnostic models; and (iii) regional and global models - framework for integrative assessments.

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Report No: No. 36
Title: The IGBP Terrestrial Transects: Science Plan.
Edited by: G.W. Koch, R.J. Scholes, W.L. Steffen, P.M. Vitousek and B.H. Walker.
Published in: 1995
Page Volume: 53 pp.
Short Summary: The IGBP Terrestrial Transects are a set of integrated global change studies consisting of distributed observational studies and manipulative experiments coupled with modelling and synthesis activities. The transects are organized geographically, along existing gradients of underlying global change parameters. such as temperature, precipitation, and land use. The initial transects are located in four key regions, where the proposed transects contribute to the global change studies planned in each region. (Also available in Chinese.)

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Report No: No. 37
Title: IGBP Northern Eurasia Study: Prospectus for an Integrated Global Change Research Project.
Edited by: W.L. Steffen and A.Z. Shvidenko
Published in: 1996
Page Volume: 95 pp.
Short Summary: This report was prepared by scientists representing BAHC, IGAC, and GCTE. It is a prospectus for an integrated hydrological, atmospheric chemical, biogeochemical and ecological global change study in the tundra /boreal region of Northern Eurasia. The unifying theme of the IGBP Northern Eurasia Study is the terrestrial carbon cycle and its controlling factors. Its most important overall objective is to determine how these will alter under the rapidly changing environmental conditions. (Also available in Russian.)

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Report No: No. 38
Title: Natural Disturbances and Human Land Use in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models.
Sub Title: A report of a workshop co-convened by the GAIM, GCTE, LUCC, and IGBP-DIS Programme Elements of the IGBP.
Edited by: F.I. Woodward and W.L. Steffen.
Published in: 1997
Page Volume: 49 pp.
Short Summary: This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of an International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Workshop which aimed to develop an approach to modelling landscape-scale disturbances in the context of global vegetation change.

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Report No: No. 39
Title: Modelling the Transport and Transformation of Terrestrial Materials to Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems.
Sub Title: A workshop report and recommendations for IGBP Inter-Programme Element Collaboration.
Edited by: C.J. Vorosmarty, R. Wasson and J. Richey
Published in: 1997
Page Volume: 84 pp.
Short Summary: This report is the major product of a three-day workshop entitled: "Modelling the Delivery of Terrestrial Materials to Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems" held in Durham, NH, USA from 5-7 December 1994.

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Report No: No. 40
Title: Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics. Science Plan.
Final editing by: R. Harris and the members of the GLOBEC Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).
Published in: 1997
Page Volume: 83 pp.
Short Summary: Based on a draft plan written by the SCOR/IOC SSC for GLOBEC in 1994. That plan was itself based on a number of scientific reports generated by GLOBEC working groups and on discussions at the GLOBEC Strategic Planning Conference (Paris, July 1994). This document was presented to the Executive Committee of the Scientific Committee on Ocean Research (SC-SCOR) for approval (Cape Town, November 14-16 1995), and was approved by the SC-IGBP at their meeting in Beijing in October 1995. The members of the SCOR/IGBP CPPC were: B. J. Rothschild (Chair), R. Muench (Chief Editor), J. Field, B. Moore, J. Steele, J.-O. Strmberg, and T. Sugimoto.

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Report No: No. 41
Title: The Miombo Network: Framework for a Terrestrial Transect Study of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in the Miombo Ecosystems of Central Africa.
Sub Title: Conclusions of a meeting of the Miombo Network Workshop held in Zomba, Malawi, December 1995.
Edited by: P.V. Desanker, P.G.H. Frost, C.O. Justice, and R.J. Scholes.
Published in: 1997
Page Volume: 109 pp.
Short Summary: This report describes the strategy for the Miombo Network Initiative. developed at an IGBP intercore-project workshop in Malawi in December 1995 and further refined during the Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC) Open Science Meeting in January 1996 and through consultation and review by the LUCC Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).

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Report No: No. 42
Title: The Kalahari Transects: Research on Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa.
Edited by: R.J. Scholes and D.A.B. Parsons.
Published in: 1997
Page Volume: 61 pp.
Short Summary: The Kalahari Transect is proposed as one of IGBPs Transects. It is located so as to span the gradient between the arid subtropics and the moist tropics in southern Africa, a zone potentially susceptible to changes in the global precipitation pattern.

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Report No: No. 43
Title: Predicting Global Change Impacts on Mountain Hydrology and Ecology: Integrated Catchment Hydrology / Altitudinal Gradient Studies. Workshop Report.
Edited by: A. Becker and H. Bugmann.
Published in: 1997
Page Volume: 61 pp.
Short Summary: This report is the result of a workshop on IGBP mountain research issues held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 30 March to 2 April 1996.

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Report No: No. 44
Title: START Implementation Plan, 1997-2002
Edited by: R.Fuchs, H.Virji, and C.Flemming
Published in: 1998
Page Volume: 80 pp.
Short Summary: This report describes the Implementation of START(Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training). START involves the establishment of a system of regional networks with particular emphasis on the developing regions. The primary mission of these networks is : (i) to conduct research on regional aspects of global change; (ii) to assess the impacts of the regional findings; and (iii) to provide regionally important integrated and evaluated information to policy-makers and governments. START's overall objective is to build, through regional research activities, a world-wide indigenous capacity to tackle the scientific and policy aspects of environmental changes and sustainable development.

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Report No: No. 45
Title: Past Global Changes (PAGES): Implementation Plan
Edited by: F.Oldfield
Published in: 1998
Page Volume:
Short Summary: This report summarizes progress made thus far by the Past Global Changes (PAGES) programme element of the IGBP. The document also outlines the implementation plans for most the Foci, Activities and Tasks currently within the PAGES remit. The plan first introduces the scope and rationale of PAGES science and explains how PAGES is organized structurally to achieve its goals.

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Report No: No. 46
Title: Global Wetland Distribution and Functional Characterization: Trace Gases and the Hydrologic Cycle.
Sub Title: report from the joint GAIM/IGBP-DIS/IGAC/LUCC workshop
Edited by: D.Sahagian and H.Melack
Published in: 1998
Page Volume:
Short Summary: The IGBP Core Projects BAHC, LUCC and IGAC, in conjunction with Framework Activities GAIM and IGBP-DIS held a joint workshop to identify data and research needs for characterizing wetlands in terms of their role in biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles.

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