Between 1977 and 2001 the Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) ran eleven major multi-disciplinary overseas field research programmes. All of these have contributed to conservation and development priorities at government level.
These projects were funded with the assistance of major corporate donors, charitable donations and research grants. Working only at the invitation of host governments and in close co-operation with local scientists and educational establishments, the findings from these RGS-IBG projects were presented first in the host country, to enable results to be of benefit to local conservation and development priorities
The Society's most recent Field Research Programme The Shoals of Capricon Programme in the Western Indian Ocean ended in November 2001. The research, training and education activities begun as part of the Shoals programme continue in Mauritius and Seychelles under the direction of the the host nations.
Over the next five years, beginning in 2005, the RGS-IBG through its Research Programmes Group will support five innovative research projects that contribute directly to the theme ‘Geographical Perspectives on Global Change’. It is hoped that these will continue to showcase the Society’s involvement in leading-edge research.
Shoals of Capricorn Programme Field Report 1998-2001: Marine science, training and education in the western Indian Ocean.
Edited by Juliet Burnett, Jessica Kavanagh and Tom Spencer. Published by RGS, London (2001), 280 pp., ill., diagr., charts, maps. ISBN 0-9076649-90-4Available from the RGS-IBG priced at £25
Mkomazi: The Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation of a Tanzania Savanna.
Edited by Malcolm Coe, Nicholas McWilliam, Graham Stone and Michael Packer. Published by the RGS, London (1999). 608 pp., map. ISBN 0-907649-75-0 Available from the RGS-IBG priced at £25 (Student Price £15 - please provide name of college and course with order).
Arid Land Resources and their Management; Jordan’s Desert Margin.
Edited by Roderic W. Dutton, John I. Clarke and Anwar Munir Battikhi. Published by Kegan Paul International, London (1998), 300 pp., ill., diagr., charts and maps. ISBN 0-7103-0612-1.
This book is available from Kegan Paul International, P. O. Box 256, London WC1B 3SW, United Kingdom. Tel: (44) 20 7580 551, Fax: (44) 20 7436 0899. Priced at £125.
A Tropical Rainforest: The nature of bio-diversity in Borneo at Belalong, Brunei.
Earl of Cranbrook and David S Edwards. Co - Published by Sun Tree Publishing Ltd, Singapore and RGS, London (1994), 390 pp., map, tables, diagr., glossary, plates, ill. ISBN 98-10055315. Available from the RGS-IBG priced at £25
The Journal of Oman Studies: Special Report No:3, The Scientific Results of The Royal Geographical Society’s Oman Wahiba Sands Project 1985-1987 Edited by Dutton, R.W. & Bray, D.A. (1988), 576 pp., map, table, diagr., ill. and bibliography. ISSN 0379-0703. Available from the RGS priced at £40
Tropical Rainforest Research – Current Issues.
Edited by D.S. Edwards, W.E. Booth and S. C. Choy. Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, London (1994), 566 pp., ill. ISBN 0-7923-4038-8
This book is available from Kluwer Academic Publishers, 241 Borough High Street London. SE1 1GB England Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7940 7494, Fax: +44 (0) 20 7940 7495. Priced at £186.50
Maraca: The Bio-diversity and Environment of an Amazonian Rainforest.
Edited by Milliken, W. Ratter, W. and James, A. (1998) Published by Wiley, 528 pp., maps, diagr. ISBN: 0-471-97917-1
This book is available from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Customer Services Department, 1 Oldlands Way , Bognor Regis , West Sussex, PO22 9SA
Phone: +44 (0) 1243 843294, Fax: +44 (0) 1243 843303. Priced at £135
The Journal of Oman Studies. Introduction, Overview and Conclusions from Special Report No: 3, The Scientific Results of The Royal Geographical Society’s Oman Wahiba Sands Project 1985-1987.
Dutton, R.W. (1988), 18pp including map and figures.Available from the RGS-IBG priced at £5
Technical & administration report (Oman Wahiba Sands).
Edited by Holman, M. Published by Peat Marwick Mitchell (1988), 600pp. Available from the RGS-IBG priced at £10
Kora: An Ecological Inventory of the Kora National Reserve, Kenya.
Edited by Coe, M & Collins, M (1986) Published by the Royal Geographical Society. 340 pp., plates, maps, figures and tables. Available from the RGS-IBG priced at £25
The International Karakorum Project Volume 2.
Edited by Miller, K.J. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1980), 687 pp., maps, tab., figs., ill., ISBN 0-521 26-3395.Available from the RGS-IBG priced at £40
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