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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1994
- INTEGRATING EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
issue: Ambio, 23(1), Feb. 1994, consists of 18
papers presented at the Third IGBP Scientific Advisory Council
Meeting (Ensenada, Mexico, Jan. 1993), by researchers
associated with the IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere
Program), the World Climate Research Program, and the developing
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Program. Those of
more general interest and with implications for policy are given
first, with annotations. For single issue copies contact Royal
Swedish Acad. Sci., Box 50005, S-104 05 Stockholm, Swed.
"Interactions and Collaboration in Global Change Across
the Social and Natural Sciences," R.B. Miller (Consortium
for Intl. Earth Sci. Info. Network (CIESIN), 2250 Pierce Rd.,
University Center MI 48710), 19-24. In its second decade, the
study of global change will require truly collaborative (as
opposed to cooperative, but partitioned multidisciplinary)
research on the interactions of physical, biological and
anthropogenic processes. Scientists must alter the way they think
about global data, and take the time needed to address the
"Science and Policy Making," B. Bolin
(Kvarnåsvägen 6, S-184 45 Österskär, Swed.), 25-29. Discusses
demands on the scientist serving in the role of science advisor
for policy in the context of climate change. The advisor must
recognize political or other constraints under which the policy
maker is acting, as well as different value systems at the
"The Impact of Rising CO2 Concentrations on the
Terrestrial Biosphere," H.A. Mooney (Dept. Biol. Sci.,
Stanford Univ., Stanford CA 94305), G.W. Koch, 74-76. Despite
much research progress on the impacts of increased temperature
and CO2 on the Earth's primary production, we still need
information on how whole ecosystems will respond. Experiments
within the IGBP on this problem are described.
"Perspectives on Policy," F. Bretherton (Space Sci.
Eng. Ctr., Univ. Wisconsin, 1225 W. Dayton St., Madison WI
53706), 96-97. A natural scientist discusses the different
perspectives that appear to underlie conflicting agendas for
mitigation, adaptation and response strategies for global
environmental change. Consequent information needs could have a
far-reaching influence on the future formulation of the IGBP.
"Planetary Metabolism: Understanding the Carbon
Cycle," B. Moore III (Inst. for Study of Earth, Oceans &
Space, Morse Hall, Univ. New Hampshire, Durham NH 03824), B.H.
Braswell Jr., 4-12.
"Global Change Models--A Physical Perspective," G.A.
McBean (Dept. Oceanog., Univ. British Columbia, 6270 Univ. Blvd.,
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4, Can.), 13-18.
"Palaeo-Perspectives: Reducing Uncertainties in Global
Change?" C. Lorius (Phys. Inst., Univ. Bern, Sidlerstr. 5,
3012 Bern, Switz.), H. Oeschger, 30-36.
"Palaeo-Perspectives: Changes in Terrestrial
Ecosystems," F.A. Street-Perrott (Environ. Change Unit,
Univ. Oxford, 1a Mansfield Rd., Oxford OX1 3TB, UK), 37-43.
"Response of a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model to
Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide," S. Manabe (GFDL, POB
308, Princeton NJ 08542), R.J. Stouffer, M.J. Spelman, 44-49.
"The Interactive Atmosphere: Global
Atmospheric-Biospheric Chemistry," R.G. Prinn (Dept. Earth
Sci., Rm. 54-1312, Mass. Inst. Technol., Cambridge MA 02139),
"Biogeochemical Interactions in the Equatorial
Pacific," R.T. Barber (Museum of Comparative Zool., Harvard
Univ., 26 Oxford St., Cambridge MA 02138), J.W. Murray Jr., J.J.
"Landscape to Regional-Scale Responses of Terrestrial
Ecosystems to Global Change," B.H. Walker (CSIRO Div.
Wildlife, POB 84, Lyneham, ACT 2602, Canberra, Australia), 67-73.
"A Vegetation Classification Logic Based on Remote
Sensing for Use in Global Biogeochemical Models," S.W.
Running (Sch. Forestry, Univ. Montana, Missoula MT 58912), T.R.
Loveland, L.L. Pierce, 77-81.
"Large-Scale Experimental and Modeling Studies of
Hydrological Processes," W.J. Shuttleworth (Dept. Hydrol.,
Univ. Tucson, Tucson AZ 85721), 82-86.
"Changes in General Circulation and Its Influence on
Precipitation Trends in Central America: Costa Rica," A.
Brenes Vargas (Dept. Información, Inst. Meteor. Nacional, San
José, Costa Rica), V.F. Saborio Trejos, 87-90.
"Global Land Use/Land Cover Change: Towards an Integrated
Study," B.L. Turner II (G.P. Marsh Inst., Clark Univ., 950
Main St., Worcestor MA 01610), W.B. Meyer, D.L. Skole, 91-95.
"Development of the Inter-American Institute for Global
Change Research," F.H. Garcia Brum (Juan Carlos Gomez 1255,
Montevideo 11000, Uruguay), 98-100.
"The Role of the European Union in Global Change
Research," J.-P. Contzen (Joint Res. Ctr., European
Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049, Brussels, Belg.), A.
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