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Environmental Impact

From climate change to biodiversity loss - documenting human impacts on the environment

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Environmental Impact is an internet resource created in response to a demand from the scientific community, policy makers and information specialists for a single comprehensive bibliographic information resource on human influences on the biosphere, including pollution, deforestation, desertification and habitat loss, and climate change.

Key Facts

Over 153,000 full text documents (journal articles, conference papers, reports)

Over 3 million bibliographic records with detailed keyword tagging

Over 6,200 eBook chapters from CABI books. View MARC Records.

Over 455 CAB Reviews, timely analysis written by subject experts 

Breaking news

Events calendar of conferences/meetings/webinars on the environment


Unique features

Bibliographic database: Environmental Impact contains bibliographic records on environmental issues from CABI’s leading databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health, from 1910 to the present. It is updated weekly.

Full text documents from conferences, journals and bulletins, including:

Ontario Forest Research Institute (OFRI) bulletin series - Climate Change Research Report.

Relevant publications published by Bioversity International, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

Relevant conferences published by the European Grassland Federation, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, UK.

CAB Reviews: specially commissioned, peer-reviewed articles written by experts in their field.

Smart Searches that have been prepared by our information experts which help the user get the quickest and best results from searching the 2 million records in Environmental Impact. Contact us if you would like a topic adding to the Smart Search list.

News: our environment experts find and interpret the latest developments in your field. 

Serial cited list 

Follow this link for a list of serial titles that appear in Environmental Impact. All serials scanned for CAB Abstracts and Global Health (the main CABI databases) are also scanned for Environmental Impact. This gives Environmental Impact a significant advantage over other environmental databases, meaning we can include material which is often not included in other environmental databases, e.g. papers on climate change effects on human health published in health journals or climate impacts on tourism published in tourism literature, etc.


Advisory Board

Prof. Alan J. M. Baker, Head of Applied Plant Ecology Research Group, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Australia (Phytoremediation and phytomining)

Dr. Pamela Berry, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University, UK (Impacts of climate change on landscapes, ecosystems and selected groups of plant species in the UK with reference to long-term monitoring and plant population dynamics)

Dr. Russell J. Davenport, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle, UK (Biodegradation and fate of chemicals in natural environments and engineered biological treatment systems)

Duncan McClusky, CAES Tifton Campus Library, University of Georgia, USA (Information resources in environmental sciences)

Prof. K. Raja Reddy, Plant and Soil Sciences Department, Mississippi State University, USA (Climate change effects on crops and cropping systems)

Prof. Michael J. Sadowsky, Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota, USA. (Bioremediation of soil pesticide residues)

Frederick W. Stoss, Capen Hall Science and Engineering Library, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA (Information resources in environmental sciences with a particular interest in climate change)

CAB International

CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. We improve people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture, veterinary medicine, human health and the environment.

CABI helps address the challenges of food security by helping farmers produce more and lose less. We do this by improving crop yields, safeguarding the environment and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge.

Our mission and direction is influenced by member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services.

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