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Climate Change and Mitigation in the Great Plains

About the Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant to Kansas NSF EPSCoR, in a massive research endeavor titled the Climate Change and Renewable Energy initiative. One of the four sub-projects in this initiative is Climate Change and Mitigation in the Great Plains. This project is led by Dr. Charles W. Rice, Kansas State University Distin­guished Professor of Agronomy.

The researchers in this project will use climate modeling tactics to pre­dict the effects of climate change in the Great Plains, and to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies for agriculture in the region.

This project addresses one of the grand challenges of the 21st Century: evaluating and predicting the biological and ecological conse­quences of accelerating global climate change.

This change is especially critical for grass­lands, which provide food, fiber, and envi­ronmental services.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) as a way to promote scientific progress in states that have traditionally received lesser amounts of NSF research and development funding.

Contact Information:
Charles W. Rice
Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University