Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative


Non-NEESPI Meetings of Interest

November 15-18, 2004, "Regional Carbon Budgets: from Methodologies to Quantification Workshop". Beijin, China. More details

May 3-7, 2004 International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) 12th Annual Scientific Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program and the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) announce an international science conference on "Climate Disturbance Interactions in Boreal Forest Ecosystems" is scheduled to be held May 3-7, 2004 in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.

Conference objectives

To present and discuss the current scientific understanding of climate-disturbance interactions in the circumboreal region
  To discuss the unique ecological, economic, and social conditions that influence management decisions regarding disturbance, climate change impacts, and adaptation to climate change in the boreal region
  To bring a circumpolar perspective to research initiatives
  To foster cooperation and an exchange of ideas among countries in the circumpolar boreal forest

February 27-29, 2004, Fluxnet-Canada Research Network (FCRN) conference in Banff, Alberta.

December 2-5, 2003. Land Project Open Science Conference

The Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem (GCTE) of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the Land Use and Land Cover (LUCC) Project announce that the "Land Project" will hold its first Open Science Conference 2-5 December, 2003 in Morelia, Mexico. The purpose of the conference is to bring together the research communities dealing with global change science related to land use/cover changes, terrestrial ecosystems, and aquatic ecosystems on land. The science plan and implementation strategy for the new Land project of IGBP and IHDP will be presented and discussed. There will be a preceding Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) symposium on 1 December.

(See for more information).

December 2003 Special Session on Land-use Change at AGU Meeting,
Session title: Ecosystem Interactions with Land-use Change
Session Code: B18

Description: Human conversion and modification of ecosystems to produce food and fiber, extract natural resources, and expand urban areas is one of the key modes of global change. Land use change, while essential for satisfying human needs, involves trade-offs with other ecosystem services and functions such as watershed protection, biogeochemical cycling, soil degradation, and habitats for other species. This session will consider studies addressing various aspects of ecosystem responses to land use change and the feedbacks to sustainable land use. Presentations can address the responses and feedbacks of ecosystems at a range of scales, from local to regional to global. The session will also provide opportunities for researchers working on different aspects of land use/land cover to share information on methodological approaches, observational strategies, and feedbacks among ecosystem processes.


Greg Asner
Carnegie Institution
Department of Global Ecology
Stanford University
260 Panama St.
Stanford, CA 94305 USA


Ruth DeFries
University of Maryland
Dep. of Geography and Earth System Science
College Park, MD 20742 USA

November 26-28, 2003, "The First International Conference, Earth From Space - the Most Effective Solutions,"

Moscow; Organized by the Research & Development Center, ScanEx, Holiday Hotel “Vatutinki” in the vicinity of Moscow Workshop Details

November 16-18, 2003 Fourth session of the ACSYS/CliC Scientific Steering Group, St. Petersburg, Russia.

November 11-14, 2003 Final Conference on the WCRP ACSYS Project, St. Petersburg, Russia.

29 Sep - 03 Oct 2003, ILEAPS Open Science Conference, Helsinki, Finland

IGBP is currently developing the Integrated Land Ecosystem Atmosphere Processes Study (ILEAPS). This project is intended to become the Land/Atmosphere project of the next phase of IGBP, and will address interactions and teleconnections in the Land Biosphere - Atmosphere - Hydrosphere system. The ILEAPS Transition Team is organizing the Open Science Conference where the scientific community is invited to contribute to developing the Science Plan for ILEAPS. First information about the conference, including a draft background document describing the scope of the programme is now accessible at:

First call for papers for the workshop on:
The carbon balance of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and their interaction
Organized by the The Nordic Centre for Studies of Ecosystem Carbon Exchange and its
Interaction with the Climate System - NECC

Workshop Details

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