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Canadell J, Ciais P, Sabine C, Joos F, editors (2012-14) REgional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes (RECCAP). Biogeosciences 9-11.

Poulter B, Frank D, Ciais, Myneni R, Andela N, Bi J, Broquet G, Canadell JG, Chevallier F, Liu YY, Running SW, Sitch S, van der Werf GR (2014) Contribution of semi-arid ecosystems to interannual variability of the global carbon cycle. Nature 509, 600603. doi:10.1038/nature13376

Le Quéré C, Peters GP, Andres RJ, Andrew RM, Boden TA, Ciais P, Friedlingstein P, R. A. Houghton, G. Marland, R. Moriarty, S. Sitch, P. Tans, A. Arneth, A. Arvanitis, D. C. E. Bakker, L. Bopp, J. G. Canadell, L. P. Chini, S. C. Doney, A. Harper, I. Harris, J. I. House, A. K. Jain, S. D. Jones, E. Kato, R. F. Keeling, K. Klein Goldewijk, A. Körtzinger, C. Koven, N. Lefèvre, F. Maignan, A. Omar, T. Ono, G.-H. Park, B. Pfeil, B. Poulter, M. R. Raupach, P. Regnier, C. Rödenbeck, S. Saito, J. Schwinger, J. Segschneider, B. D. Stocker, T. Takahashi, B. Tilbrook, S. van Heuven, N. Viovy, R. Wanninkhof, A. Wiltshire, and S. Zaehle (2014) Global carbon budget 2013. Earth System Science Data 6: 235263.

Kirschke S, Bousquet P, Ciais P, Saunois M, Canadell JG, Dlugokencky EJ, Bergamaschi P, Bergmann D, Blake DR, Bruhwiler L, Cameron-Smith P, Castaldi S, Chevallier F, Feng L, Fraser A, Heimann M, Hodson EL, Houweling S, Josse B, Fraser PJ, Krummel PB, Lamarque J-F, Langenfelds RL, Le Quéré C, Naik V, O'Doherty S, Palmer PI, Pison I, Plummer D, Poulter B, Prinn RG, Rigby M, Ringeval B, Santini M, Schmidt M, Shindell DT, Simpson IJ, Spahni R, Steele LP, Strode SA, Sudo K, Szopa S, van der Werf GR, Voulgarakis A, van Weele M, Weiss RF, Williams JE, Zeng G (2013) Three decades of global methane sources and sinks (pdf, 778kb) Nature Geoscience 6: 813-823. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1955

Le Quéré C, Andres RJ, Boden T, Conway T, Houghton RA, House JI, Marland G, Peters GP, van der Werf GR, Ahlstrom A, Andrew RM, Bopp L, Canadell JG, Ciais P, Doney SC, Enright C, Friedlingstein P, Huntingford C, Jain AK, Jourdain C, Kato E, Keeling RF, Klein Goldewijk K, Levis S, Levy P, Lomas M, Poulter B, Raupach MR, Schwinger J, Sitch S, Stocker BD, Viovy N, Zaehle S, Zeng N (2013) The global carbon budget 1959–2011 (pdf, 1.2mb) Earth Syst. Sci. Data 5: 165–185, doi:10.5194/essd-5-165-2013.

Peters GP, Andrew RM, Boden T, Canadell JG, Ciais P, Le Quéré C, Marland G, Raupach MR, Wilson C (2013) The challenge to keep global warming below 2ºC (pdf, 265kb) Nature Climate Change 3: 4-6, DOI:10.1038/nclimate1783.

Patra PK, Josep G. Canadell JG, Lal S (2012) The Rapidly Changing Greenhouse Gas Budget of Asia. International Workshop on Asian Greenhouse Gases Budgets; Ahmedabad, India, 27–29 September 2011 (pdf, 507kb) Supplementary Information (pdf, 32kb) EOS 93: 237.

Ignaciuk A, Rice M, Bogardi J, Canadell JG, Dhakal S, Ingram J, Leemans R, Rosenberg M (2012) Responding to complex societal challenges: A decade of Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) interdisciplinary research (pdf, 904kb). Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2011.12.003.

Peters G, Marland G, Le Quéré C, Boden T, Canadell JG, Raupach RR (2012) CO2 emissions rebound after the Global Financial Crisis (pdf, 252kb). Nature Climate Change 2: 2–4 doi. 10.1038/nclimate1332.

Schuur EAG, Schädel C, McGuire AD, Canadell JP, Harden J, Kuhry P, Romanovsky V, Turetsky M (2011) Research Coordination Network on the Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon -RCN (pdf, 1mb). Frozen Ground.

Pan Y, Birdsey R, Fang J, Houghton R, Kauppi P, Kurz WA, Phillips OL, Shvidenko A, Lewis SL, Canadell JG, Ciais P, Jackson RB, Pacala S, McGuire AD, Piao S, Rautiainen A, Sitch S, Hayes D (2011) A Large and Persistent Carbon Sink in the World's Forests (pdf, 726kb). Supporting Online Material (pdf, 928kb). Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1201609.

Dhakal S (2010) GHG emissions from urbanization and opportunities for urban carbon mitigation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.05.007.

Raupach RM, Canadell JG, Ciais P, Friedlingstein P, Rayner PJ, Trudinger C (2011) The relationship between peak warming and cumulative CO2 emissions and its use to quantify vulnerabilities in the carbon-climate-human system (pdf, 386kb). Tellus 63B: 145–164.

Anderson RG, Canadell JG, Randerson JT, Jackson RB, Hungate BA, Baldocchi DD, Ban-Weiss GA, Bonan GB, Caldeira K, Cao L, Diffenbaugh NS, Gurney KR, Kueppers LM, Law BE, Luyssaert S, O'Halloran TL (2011) Biophysical considerations in forestry for climate protection (pdf, 1.4mb) Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 174-182, doi:10.1890/090179.

Canadell JG, Ciais P, Gurney K, Le Quéré C, Piao S, Raupach MR, Sabine CL (2011) An international effort to quantify regional carbon fluxes (pdf, 794kb) EOS 92: 81-82.

Raupach RM, Canadell JG, Ciais P, Friedlingstein P, Rayner PJ (2010) Quantifying and ranking vulnerabilities in the carbon-climate-human system. Tellus (in press).

Friedlingstein P, Houghton RA, Marland G, Hackler J, Boden TA, Conway TJ, Canadell JG, Raupach MR, Ciais P, Le Quéré C (2010) Update on CO2 emissions (pdf, 147kb) Nature Geoscience 3: 811-812. DOI 10.1038/ngeo_1022

Canadell JG (2010) Carbon sciences for a new world (pdf, 71kb) Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 209. doi 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.08.001

Canadell JG, Ciais P, Dhakal S, Dolman H, Friedlingstein P, Gurney KR, Held A, Jackson RB, Le Quéré C, Malone EL, Ojima DS, Patwardhan A, Peters GP, Raupach MR (2010) Interactions of the carbon cycle, human activity, and the climate system: A research portfolio (pdf, 212kb) Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 301-311. doi.10.1016/j.cosust.2010.08.003

Le Quéré C, Canadell JG, Ciais P, Dhakal S, Patwardhan A, Raupach MR, Oran R, Young OR (2010) An International Carbon Office to assist policy-based science (pdf, 166kb) Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 1-4. DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.06.010

Ciais P, Canadell JG, Luyssaert S, Chevallier F, Shvidenko A, Poussi Z, Jonas M, Peylin P, King AW, Schulze E-D, Piao S, Rodenbeck C, Peters W, Breon F-M (2010) Can we reconcile atmospheric estimates of the Northern terrestrial carbon sink with land-based accounting? (pdf, 109kb) Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 1–6. DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.06.008

Hooijer A, Page S, Canadell JG, Silvius M, Kwadijk J, Wösten H, Jauhiainen J (2010) Current and future CO2 emissions from drained peatlands in Southeast Asia. Biogeosciences-Discuss. 7, 1505-1514. Online access: doi:10.5194/bg-7-1505-2010

Le Quéré C, Raupach MR, Canadell JG, Marland G et al. (2009) Trends in the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide (pdf, 693kb) Nature Geoscience 2, doi: 10.1038/ngeo689

Leemans R, Asrar G, Busalacchi A, Canadell J, Ingram J, Larigauderie A, Mooney M, Nobre C, Rice M, Schmidt F, Seitzinger S, Virji H, Vorosmarty C, Young O (2009) Developing a common strategy for integrative global environmental change research and outreach: the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) (pdf, 1.9mb) Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability 1: 4-13, doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2009.07.013

Krey V, Canadell JG, Nakicenovic N, Abe N, Andruleit H, Archer D, Grubler A, Hamilton NTM, Johnson A, Kostov V, Lamarque J, Langhorne N, Nisbet EG, O’Neill B, Riahi K, Riedel M, Wang W, Yakushev V (2009) Gas Hydrates: Entrance to a Methane Age or Climate Threat? (pdf, 878kb) Environmental Research Letters 4: 1-6,  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/3/034007

Scholes RJ, Monteiro PS, Sabine C, Canadell, JG (2009) Systematic Observations of the Global Carbon Cycle. (pdf, 120kb) Trends in Ecology and Evolution 1098: 1-4

Tarnocai C, Canadell JG, Mazhitova G, Schuur EAG, P. Kuhry P, Zimov S (2009) Soil organic carbon stocks in the northern circumpolar permafrost region (pdf, 644kb) Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23, GB2023, doi:10.1029/2008GB003327.

Klepper G, Canadell JG, Leemans R, Ometto JP, Patwardhan A, Rice M (2008) ESSP Research on Bioenergy and Earth Sustainability: Tapping GEC Programme-Wide Expertise for the Benefit of Science and Society IHDP Update Science-Policy Dialogues, Special Edition - 2008 ISSN 1727-155X

Ravindranath NH, Manuvie R, Fergione J, Canadell JG, Brendes G, Woods J (2008) Greenhouse gases implications of land use and land conversion to biofuel crops (pdf, 709kb) In: Biofuels: Environmental Consequences and Interactions with Changing Land Use. Howarth RW, Bringezu S (eds), Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), Island Press, New York.

Canadell JG, Raupach MR, Houghton RA (2008) Anthropogenic CO2 emissions in Africa. Biogeosciences-Discuss. 5, 4395-4411. Online access:

Valentini R, Canadell JG, Bombelli A, editors (2008) Carbon cycling in Sub-Saharan Africa. Special issue in Biogeosciences-Discuss. 5. Online access:

Jackson RB, Randerson JT, Canadell JG, Anderson R, Avissar R, Baldocchi DD, Bonan GB, Caldeira K, Diffenbaugh NS, Field CB, Hungate BA, Jobbágy EG, Kueppers LM, Nosetto MD, Pataki DE (2008) Protecting Climate with Forests. Environmental Research Letters 3, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044006. Online access:

Limpens J, Schaepman-Strub G, editors (2008) Peatlands and the carbon cycle – from local processes to global implications
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Valentini R, Canadell JG, Bombelli A, editors (2008) Carbon cycling in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Raupach MR, Canadell JG, Le Quéré C (2008)
Anthropogenic and biophysical contributions to increasing atmospheric CO2 growth rate and airborne fraction. (pdf, 595kb)
Biogeoscience Discuss. 5:2867-2896

Limpens J, Berendse F, Blodau C., Canadell JG, Freeman C, Holden J, Roulet N, Rydin H,, Schaepman-Strub G (2008)
Peatlands and the carbon cycle: from local processes to global implications - a synthesis
Biogeosciences Discuss. 5: 1379-1419.

Schuur EAG, J Bockheim, JG Canadell, E Euskirchen, CB Field, SV Goryachkin, S Hagemann, P Kuhry, P Lafleur, H Lee, G Mazhitova, F E Nelson, A Rinke, V Romanovsky, N Shiklomanov, C Tarnocai, S Venevsky, JG. Vogel, SA Zimov (2008) Vulnerability of permafrost carbon to climate change: implications for the global carbon cycle. (pdf, 1.3Mb) BioSciences, 58: 701-714.

Dolman JA, Valentini R, Freibauer A, editors (2008) The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe. Ecological Studies 204. Springer, Berlin.

Canadell JG, Raupach MR (2008) Managing Forests for Climate Change Mitigation. (pdf, 325kb) Science 320, 1456-1457, doi: 10.1126/science.1155458.

Bockheim J G, Hinkel KM (2007) The Importance of “Deep” Organic Carbon in Permafrost-Affected Soils of Arctic Alaska (pdf, 656kb) Soil Science Society of America Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:1889-1892.

Canadell JG, Corinne Le Quéré, Michael R. Raupach, Christopher B. Field, Erik T. Buitehuis, Philippe Ciais, Thomas J. Conway, RA. Houghton, Gregg Marland (2007) Contributions to accelerating atmospheric CO2 growth from economic activity, carbon intensity, and efficiency of natural sinks (pdf, 1.4Mb).
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 0702737104 Online Early Edition (open access).

Wieder K, Canadell JG,  Limpens J, Moore T, Nigel Roulet, N, Schaepman-Strub G (2007)
Peatlands and The carbon cycle: From local processes to global implications (pdf, 59.2kb). EOS 88: 295.

Schlamadinger B, Bird DN (2007) Carbon accounting beyond 2012 Special Issue in Environmental Science and Policy 10: 269-394.

Trudinger CM., Raupach MR, Rayner PJ, Kattge J, Qing Liu, Pak B, Reichstein M, Renzullo L, Richardson AD, Roxburgh SH, Styles J, Wang YP, Briggs P, Barrett D and Nikolova S. (2007) OptIC project: An intercomparison of optimization techniques for parameter estimation in terrestrial biogeochemical models (pdf, 2.5Mb) J. Geophys. Res., 112, G02027, doi:10.1029/2006JG000367.

Canadell JC, Kirschbaum M, Kurz W, Sanz M-J, Schlamadinger B, Yamagata Y (2007) Factoring out natural and indirect human effects on terrestrial carbon sources and sinks (pdf, 583kb). Environment and Science Policy 10: 370-384.

Li W, Dickinson RE, Fu R, Niu G, Yang Z, Canadell JG (2007) Future precipitation changes and their implications for tropical peatlands (pdf, 329kb). Geophysical Research Letters 34, L01403, doi:10.1029/2006GL028364

Raupach MR, G. Marland, P. Ciais, C. Le Quéré, J.G. Canadell, C.B. Field (2007)
Global and Regional drivers of accelerating CO2 emissions (pdf, 650kb) Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, doi:10.1073/pnas.0700609104

Gullison RE, Frumhoff PC, Canadell JG, Field CB, Nepstad DC, Hayhoe K, Avissar R, Curran LM, Friedlingstein, Jones CD, Nobre C (2007) Tropical forests and climate change (pdf, 349kb). Science 316: 985-986

Canadell JG, Pataki D, Gifford R, Houghton RA, Lou Y, Raupach MR, Smith P, Steffen W (2007)
Saturation of the terrestrial carbon sink (pdf, 1Mb). In: Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World, Canadell JG, Pataki D, Pitelka L (eds.), pp. 59-78. The IGBP Series. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.

Lebel L, Garden P, Banaticla Ma.RN., Lasco, RD, Contreras A,  Mitra AP, Sharma C, Nguyen HT, Ooi GL, Sari A (2007) Integrating Carbon Management into the Development Strategies of Urbanizing Regions in Asia Implications of Urban Function, Form, and Role (pdf, 836kb). Journal of Industrial Ecology 11: 61-81.

Plummer S, Arino O, Simon M, Steffen W (2006) Establishing an Earth observation product service for the terrestrial carbon community: the GLOBCARBON initiative (pdf, 1.6Mb). Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (2006) 11: 97–111.

Raupach M, Rayner P, Barrett D, Defries R, Heimann M, Jima D, Quegan S, Schmullius C (2005) Model–Data Synthesis in Terrestrial Carbon Observation (pdf, 214kb) Global Change Biology.

Canadell JG, Raupach MR (2005) The challenge of stabization CO2 atmospheric concentrations (pdf, 222kb). IGBP Newsletter 61: 19-20; IHDP Update 2/2005: 18-19.

Canadell J, Ciais P, Cox P, Heimann M (2004) Quantifying terrestrial carbon sinks. Special issue in Climatic Change. Table of Contents (pdf, 67kb); Preface (pdf, 30kb); Managing the Carbon Cycle Paper (pdf, 91kb).

Field C, Raupach M, editors (2004) Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating humans, climate, and the natural world, Field C, Raupach M (Eds.). Island Press, Washington D.C. Outline; Introduction Chapter (pdf, 411 kb); Publisher.

Sabine C, Hood M (2003) Ocean carbon scientists organize to achieve better coordination, cooperation (pdf, 1.05Mb). EOS 84: 218-220.

Canadell J, Zhou G, Noble I, editors (2002) Land use/cover change effects on terrestrial carbon cycle in the Asian Pacific region. Science in China. Special Issue 45 Supp.: 1-141.

Schimel DS, House JI, Hibbard KA, Bousquet P, Ciais P, Peylin P, Braswell BH, Apps MA, Baker D, Bondeau A, Canadell J, Churkina G, Cramer W, Denning AS, Field CB, Friedlingstein P, Goodale C, Heimann M, Houghton RA, Melillo JM, Moore III B, Murdiyarso D, Noble I, Pacala SW, Prentice IC, Raupach MR, Rayner PJ, Scholes RJ, Steffen WL, Wirth C (2001)
Recent patterns and mechanisms of carbon exchange by terrestrial ecosystems
. (pdf, 119kb)
Nature 414: 169-172.

Falkowski P, RJ Scholes, E. Boyle, J. Canadell, D. Canfield, J. Elser, N. Gruber, K. Hibbard, P. Högberg, S. Linder, F.T. Mackenzie, B. Moore III, T. Pederson, Y. Rosenthal, S. Seitzinger, V. Smetacek, W. Steffen [The IGBP Carbon Working Group] (2000)
The Global Carbon Cycle: A Test of our Knowledge of Earth as a System
. (pdf, 249kb) Science 290: 291-296.

Canadell J.G, Mooney H.A., Baldocchi D.D., Berry J.A., Ehleringer J.R., Field C.B., Gower S.T., Hollinger D.Y., Hunt J.E., Jackson R.B., Running S.W., Shaver G.R., Steffen W., Trumbore S.E., Valentini R., Bond B.Y. (2000). Carbon Metabolism of the Terrestrial Biosphere: a multi-technique approach for improved understanding. (pdf, 632kb) Ecosystems 3: 115-130.

Steffen, W, Noble, I, Canadell, J, Apps, M, Schulze, E-D, Jarvis, PG, Baldocchi, D, Ciais, P, Cramer, W, Ehleringer, J, Farquhar, G, Field, CB, Ghazi, A, Gifford, R, Heimann, M, Houghton, R, Kabat, P, Körner, C, Lambin, E, Linder, S, Mooney, HA, Murdiyarso, D, Post, WM, Prentice, IC, Raupach, MR, Schimel, DS, Shvidenko, A and Valentini, R (1998) The terrestrial carbon cycle: Implications for the Kyoto protocol. (pdf, 455kb) Science 280: 1393-1394.

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