Biogeochemical Cycles and Population Dynamics

Jul 28th, 1991 - Aug 10th, 1991

The human population contributes to global change in part through increasing the emission of greenhouse gases. This increase is partially a function of the growth in size and productivity of the human population. Population size and productivity are intricately intertwined through both technologies and social organization. The workshop focused on how to reconcile the growing awareness of the ecological threats posed by modern agriculture and a growing human population with the benefits of the industrial revolution and modern agriculture and considered the potential willingness and mobilization of the world community to address related threats. Among specific topics discussed were: human alteration of biogeochemical cycles by human activity on a global scale (sulfur, nitrogen, carbon), and strategies for sustained development.

keywords: human population, development, environment, biogeochemical cycles

Public Lecture

The Experience of Earth From Space

Presented By Jack Lousma
Date August 8, 1991


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Day 1July 29, 1991

12:00 pm Summary of Task Group Reports From Remote Sensing Session 1


Gayl D. Ness

University of Michigan
starEvent Co-Chair

Donald J. Wuebbles

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
starEvent Co-Chair


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Assistant Director
Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie
University of Michigan
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
New York University
Professor of Physics
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Portland State University
Professor and Director GCRC
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
USSR Academy of Sciences
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
DSIR Physical Sciences
DuPont Company
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Senior Scientist
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Sr. Research Fellow
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
USSR Academy of Sciences
Stanford University
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
USSR Academy of Sciences
Head/Ocean Development
Tulane University
University of Michigan
Assistant Professor

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