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This Science Plan and Implementation Strategy arose from the iLEAPS scoping meeting (Paris, October 2002) and the
iLEAPS Open Science Conference (Helsinki, September-October 2003). Revisions were made by the iLEAPS Transition
Team during 2003, and by the Scientific Steering Committee and International Project Office during 2004-2005.
The iLEAPS Transition Team members were:
Meinrat O. Andreae, Germany
Pavel Kabat, Netherlands
Almut Arneth, Sweden
Paulo Artaxo, Brazil
John Finnigan, Australia
Laurens Ganzeveld, Germany
Michael Keller, United States
Markku Kulmala, Finland
Luanne Otter, South Africa
Vinay K. Dadhwal, India
Pierre Friedlingstein, France
Roger A. Pielke Sr., United States
Andy Pitman, Australia
Jan Polcher, France
Xubin Zeng, United States
The following people also contributed to writing,
reviewing and editing of this document:
Nuria Altimir, iLEAPS IPO
Hanna Lappalainen, iLEAPS IPO
Rick Lawford, GEWEX IPO
Franz X. Meixner, Germany
Colin Prentice, United States
Mary Scholes, South Africa
Will Steffen, Australia
Tanja Suni, Australia
Bill Young, IGBP Secretariat
Petter Kinnunen (Finland) assisted with the graphics, and
the commissioned cover artwork was prepared by Glynn
Gorick (United Kingdom).
Meinrat O. Andreae and Pavel Kabat
Co-chairs, iLEAPS Scientific Steering Committee
The iLEAPS Science Plan and Implementation Strategy defines the scientific objectives and key research issues of the
land-atmosphere project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. It also outlines a strategy for address-
ing the key research questions.
The scope of iLEAPS research spans from molecular level processes- such as synthesis of volatile organic compounds
in vegetation- to Earth System science issues, climate and global change. iLEAPS research emphasises the importance
of connections, feedbacks and teleconnections between the numerous processes in the land-atmosphere interface. Due
to the complexity and wide range of scientific issues, iLEAPS stresses the need for increased integrative approaches and
collaboration, involving scientists from various disciplines, experimentalists and modellers, and international research
projects and programmes.
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