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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

GLOBE Has Added 26 New Variables

GLOBE has recently added 26 new variables. Below is a complete list: Maximum harvest ratio Cropland area trend Cropland area N fertilizer HANPP Soil erosion Irrigation Yield (production) gap maize Yield (production) gap wheat Yield (production) gap rice Yield rice Yield maize Yield wheat Temperature (WorldClim) Diurnal temperature range Precipitation (WorldClim) Precipitation seasonality Gross Domestic

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Arun Agrawal PNAS Commentary Highlights Value of GLOBE for Studying Protected Areas

A recent PNAS Commentary by Arun Agrawal of the University of Michigan highlights the usefulness of applying global datasets available in GLOBE to matching-based techniques for studying protected area effectiveness. Writing on data limitations for matching-based approaches, Agrawal notes: “The issue of data gaps is characteristic of many matching studies of PAs, although additional global

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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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