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Climate Change and Mitigation in the Great Plains

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Climate Change and Mitigation in the Great Plains
2701 Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506



This material is based upon work supported by National Science Foundation No. EPS-0903806 and the State of Kansas. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Project Activities

This initiative will:

  • Incorporate meso-scale and downscaling modeling efforts to provide climate change scenarios for Kansas and the Central Great Plains.
  • Develop the necessary information for spatially-explicit appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
  • Establish an interdisciplinary center to co­ordinate research and educational efforts on climate change and local strategies.
  • Build new collaborative relationships among faculty at Kansas educational institutions, including mentoring of assistant professors.
  • Develop novel educational and outreach activities that will stimulate the participation of women and minorities.
  • Provide graduate and undergraduate opportu­nities through close association with minority recruitment programs.
  • Present results to the public through presen­tations to K-12 teachers and volunteers affili­ated with these educational programs.