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The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and The Natural World

SCOPE 62, Island Press, 2004
Edited by Christopher B. Field & Michael R. Raupach
A SCOPE/GCP Rapid Assessment Project

1. Field CB, Raupach MR, Victoria, R. The global carbon cycle: Integrating humans, climate, and the natural world (intro)
Crosscut chapters
2. Sabine CL, et al. Current status and past trends of the carbon cycle
3. Gruber N, et al. The vulnerability of the carbon cycle in the 21st century: An assessment of carbon-climate-human interactions

Edmonds J, et al. Scenarios, targets, gaps and costs

5. Caldeira K. et al. A portfolio of carbon management options
6. Raupach MR, et al. Interactions between CO2 stabilisation pathways and requirements for a sustainable earth system
Background chapters: Overview of the carbon cycle
7. Joos F, Prentice IC. A paleo perspective on the future of atmospheric CO2 and climate
8. Heimann M, Rödenbeck C, Gloor M .Spatial and temporal distribution of sources and sinks of carbon dioxide

Prinn RG. Non- CO2 greenhouse gases

10. Friedlingstein P. Climate carbon cycle interactions
11. Nakicenovic N. Socio-economic driving forces of emissions scenarios
Background chapters: The carbon cycle of the oceans
12. Le Quere C, Metzl N. Natural processes regulating the oceanic uptake of CO2
13. Greenblatt JB, Sarmiento J. Variability and climate feedback mechanisms in ocean uptake of CO2

Background chapters: The carbon cycle on land

14. Foley JA, Ramankutty N. A primer on the terrestrial carbon cycle: What we don't know, but should
15. Baldocchi D, Valentini R. Geographic and temporal variation of the mechanisms controlling carbon exchange by ecosystems and their sensitivity to environmental perturbations
16. Nabuurs, G-J. Current consequences of past actions

Background chapters: The carbon cycle of land ocean margins

17. Richey JE. Pathways of Atmospheric CO2 through Fluvial Systems
18. Chen C-TA. Exchanges of carbon in the coastal seas
Background chapters: Humans and the carbon cycle
19. Romero P. Pathways of regional development and the carbon cycle

Lebel L. Social change and CO2 stabilization: Moving away from carbon cultures

21. Tschirley J, Servin G. Carbon transport through international commerece
Background chapters: Carbon management
22. Sathaye JA. Near- and Long-term climate change mitigation potential
23. Edmonds J. Unanticipated consequences: Thinking about ancillary benefits and costs of greenhouse gas emissions mitigation
24. Sanz MJ, Schulze E-D, Valentini R. International policy framework on climate change: Sinks in recent international agreements
25. Mann A, Richels RG. A multi-gas approach to climate policy

Bakker D. Storage of carbon dioxide by greening the oceans?

27. Brewer P. Direct injection of CO2 in the ocean
28. Smith P. Engineered biological sinks on land
29. Robertson GP. Towards global CO2 stabilization: Interactions with the non- CO2 greenhouse gases
Full author listings for the crosscut chapters are:
Chapter 2: Christopher L. Sabine, Martin Heiman, Paulo Artaxo, Dorothee Bakker, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Christopher B. Field, Nicolas Gruber, Corinne Le Quéré, Ronald G. Prinn, Jefferey E. Richey, Patricia Romero Lankao, Jayant Sathaye, Riccardo Valentini
Chapter 3: Nicolas Gruber , Pierre Friedlingstein, Christopher B. Field, Riccardo Valentini, Martin Heimann, Jeffrey E. Richey, Patricia Romero-Lankao, E.-Detlef Schulze, and Chen-Tung Arthur Chen
Chapter 4: Jae Edmonds, Fortunat Joos, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Richard Richels, Jorge Sarmiento
Chapter 5: Ken Caldeira, M.Granger Morgan, Dennis Baldocchi, Peter G. Brewer, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, G. Philip Robertson
Chapter 6: Michael R. Raupach, Josep G. Canadell, Dorothee Bakker, Philippe Ciais, Maria José Sanz, JingYun Fang, Jerry M. Melillo, Patricia Romero Lankao, Jayant Sathaye, E.-Detlef Schulze, Pete Smith, Jeff Tschirley