Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems, IGBP

Project Description
Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) is a core project of the
International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP).
GCTE seeks to increase fundamental knowledge of the responses of
terrestrial ecosystems to the forces of global change.
The objectives of GCTE are:
1. To predict the effects of changes in climate, atmospheric composition,
and land use on terrestrial ecosystems including agricultural and
production forest systems
2. To determine how these effects lead to feedbacks to the atmosphere and
the physical climate system.
The research plan encompasses the following focus areas:
Ecosystem Physiology
Change in Ecosystem Structure
Global Change Impact on Agriculture and Forestry
Global Change and Ecological Complexity
GCTE International Project Office
CSIRO, Division of Wildlife and Ecology
PO Box 84
Lyneham ACT 2602
Tel: (+61-26) 242 1748
Fax: (+61-26) 241 2362
[This information was obtained from IGBP and GCTE websites.]