Saturday, November 7, 2009


About GCTE

Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem (GCTE) is a Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), an international scientific research programme established in 1986 by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).

Scientific objectives

  • To predict the effects of changes in climate, atmospheric composition, and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, including (i) agriculture, forestry, soils; and (ii) biodiversity.
  • To determine how these effects lead to feedbacks to the atmosphere and the physical climate system.

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