Climate Change Research & Outreach
At Michigan State, we pursue excellence in service to the common good, generating new knowledge and applying it in practical ways to address complex societal problems. The MSU 2030 Strategic Plan outlines several research thrusts where Michigan State has the unique expertise and resources to make a big impact, including research and outreach around climate change.
Quoting the Strategic Plan action items:
Lead local and global efforts to enhance food production, distribution, food safety and food security in a changing global climate using our strengths in plant and soil sciences, environmental sciences, animal health and production, agriculture and natural resource interactions, nutrition, big data and machine learning, and geospatial imaging along with our worldwide network of partners.
Strengthen campuswide, interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary solutions to climate/environmental change
To that end, the Office of Research and Innovation is leading a collaborative effort to identify specific climate mitigation and adaption projects. That effort kicked off with a campus convening on April 20, 2022, with over 160 faculty, staff, and students in attendance.
Subsequent meetings on additional topics will be held over the next several months as a white paper and research agenda develop around ideas brought forth at the convening. Please visit often for new resources and event announcements.