Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Research

Recent findings indicate that climate change impacts are affecting ecosystem services in ways that sustainability of dryland ecosystems are being affected. Livelihood strategies are being modified to accommodate climate change impacts in some communities but more comprehensive planning needs to be carried across multiple sectors. Mitigation …

 

Current Research

North Central Climate Service Center implementation activities

Source of Support: USGS
Total Award Amount:  $225,000
Total Award Period Covered: 09/01/11 – 08/31/13

 

Western Mountain Initiative: Vulnerability & adaptation to climate change in western mountain ecosystems

Source of Support:   Dept. of Interior, USGS
Total Award Amount:  $444,974
Total Award Period Covered: 5/1/09 – 4/30/14

 

Population and Environment in the U.S. Great Plains

Source of Support:  NSF: Subcontract from University of Michigan
Total Award Amount:  $343,000
Total Award Period Covered:   06/01/07 – 05/31/12

 

North Central Consortium Regional Climate Science Center Host Institution Proposal

Source of Support: DOI USGS
Total Award Amount:  $3,901,866
Total Award Period Covered:  06/02/11 – 06/01/16

 

Climate Compatible Development in Dryland Systems of Mongolia and Surrounding Asian Systems

Source of Support:  Climate and Development Knowledge Network (associated with UK Department for International Development)
Total Award Amount:  $ 319,545
Total Award Period Covered:  01/01/12 – 12/31/13

 

System analysis of land use and climate effects on ecosystem services affecting C and N exchanges with the atmosphere and water cycles

Source of Support: USGS (RM CESU)
Total Award Amount:  $52,400
Total Award Period Covered: 08/01/11 – 07/31/12