Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Project (GCTE)

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History

1990, as a Core Project of International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). Phased out in 2003, after reaching its goals.

Aims

Develop a predictive understanding of the effects of change in climate and atmospheric composition and in land use on terrestrial ecosystems (both natural and managed); determine feedback effects to the physical climate system.

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Activities

Ecosystem responses are being investigated both through manipulative studies (using enclosures and free-air enrichment techniques) and long-term studies at selected sites. Collaborative research programmes developed with other IGBP programme elements.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 40 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Earth
    • Earth
  • Meteorology
    • Meteorology
  • Climatology
    • Climate
  • Geography
    • Ecology
    • Land Type/Use

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

K0795

Last News Received

19. Dec 2002
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