Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CIESEN guides

CIESIN's Thematic Guides on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change offer overviews of some key topics and issues that pertain to human interactions in the environment and global change. The primary objective of the guides is to provide a tool that allows researchers, policy makers, educators, and the public to quickly access background materials on key global change issues, and to locate key data sets and information resources. The guides are also designed to complement data-access tools like the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Catalog Search Tool by providing context and background information.
Newer guides (released after 2001) provide extensive bibliographies of references and related resources, including online articles, reports, research project summaries and data sets, as well as many print publications. The bibliographies are dynamically linked to sections within the guides and are fully searchable. Also provided is a collection of archived guides with in-text hyperlinks to journal articles, book chapters, government reports, maps and images, and other relevant materials. Recent guides are:

Global Population Projections
Land-Use and Land-Cover Change
Social Science Applications of Remote Sensing.

You can find the guides online.

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