Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC)
The Purdue Climate Change Research Center's (PCCRC) mission is to increase scientific and public understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change through fundamental research and effective education and outreach. The overarching goals are to understand the causes and consequences of climate change, improve predictive models to project future climate conditions, and inform on-going state, national, and international policy discussions on climate change, including mitigation and adaptation strategies. Current research areas include Climate & Extreme Weather; Human Dimensions; and Impacts: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and the Water Cycle. While a valueable resource for Indiana, and the Midwest region, their work is not limited to this area.
While an area of their site is devoted to their climate change policy work, another is devoted to building resilience - focusing on vulnerability analysis and adaptation options both within the U.S. and globally. One noteable research project is their Useful to Useable (U2U) project, which focuses on improving the resilience and profitability of farms (note: ceral crop producers) in the Midwest by providing stakeholders with better decision support tools, such as predictive climate models, delivered more effectively.
Another notable resource from the PCCRC is the Purdue Regional Environmental Climate Impacts Project (PRECIP) - see separate resource entry.
Phone: (765) 494-5146
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