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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

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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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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