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On the challenges of georeferenced research

Published on 2014/09/15, by in Uncategorized.

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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Have you browsed a Global Variable today?

Published on 2014/03/03, by in Uncategorized.

All of the global variables in GLOBE are interactive online maps that can be viewed without logging in. Click this link to begin.  The tour begins with Terrestrial Biomes (potential vegetation)- click the map to zoom in to any area you like. To view another variable, click the “select a different variable” button at upper

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It Takes a Village- To Understand Global Change

Published on 2014/02/22, by in Recent News.

Why do we need GLOBE? Because in the Anthropocene, local change is global change. In the early 1990s, I set out to study ecological sustainability in China’s Tai Lake Region; famous since ancient times for high rice yields and dense populations.  What I learned from the farmers of Xiejia Village changed me for good.  These

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Global Land Project Synthesis Survey

Published on 2014/02/14, by in Recent News.

In preparation for the Open Science Meeting (OSM 2014) of the Global Land Project (GLP) in Berlin this March, a survey is being conducted to assess the state of land-change science, identify new emerging research priorities, and support the GLP‘s transition to it’s next phase.  An initial summary of results will be presented during the closing session

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