Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences
Eleven questions that should shape the next decade of geographical sciences research are identified in a new publication by the National Research Council.
Reflecting a time when populations are moving and natural resources are being depleted, these questions aim to provide a more complete understanding of where and how landscapes are changing to help society manage and adapt to the transformation of Earth's surface.
The authors of the report solicited input from the geographical science community to identify research priorities and the approaches, skills, data, and infrastructure necessary to advance research. The strategic directions span from overarching issues of environmental change and sustainability to specific areas in the field that are transforming.
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Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010