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What is GLOBE?
What are the Benefits?
How to Join GLOBE? 
An online collaborative environment enabling land change researchers to
understand local change at
global scales.
Find, share & explore local & regional studies using the power of global data & analytics.

GLOBE is now open to all members of the land change science community.

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Recent News

First paper utilizing GLOBE Representativeness Analysis published!

Patrick Meyfroidt and colleagues writing in Environmental Research Letters have published the first peer-reviewed land change science paper utilizing GLOBE’s powerful Representativeness Analysis Tool. The paper, “Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes” utilized Representativeness Analysis to examine possible geographic biases in their study of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes across a

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On the challenges of georeferenced research

The GLOBE project aims to bring local and regional studies together with global data to globalize our understanding of land use change.  A central challenge in this effort is to correctly portray the geographic location in space of published journal articles. Jason Karl, one  of our friends at JournalMap has a nice blog p0st about

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GLOBE representativeness analysis presented to COM.Geo 2014

The first full assessment of GLOBE’s global representativeness analysis system is now published online [download PDF].  Last week (Aug 4th-6th), GLOBE made its return to the conference circuit in Washington, DC at the 5th International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application (COM.Geo).  The material presented is drawn from the publication “GLOBE: Analytics for Assessing

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New journal ‘CASES’ an exciting prospect for GLOBE

CASES (Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems), a new journal published by De Gruyter, offers a promising new arena for researchers focused on socio-ecological systems and the local to regional context in which human-environmental relations are examined. For the GLOBE project, where we focus on synthesis across local studies to understand global change, this got our

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