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.