The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, And The Natural World.
SCOPE 62, Island Press, December 2003

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
  4. 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
  9. 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
  20. 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
  26. 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