Earth, energy + environment
Research in this area will increase understanding of the various dimensions and impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, developing new technologies and mitigation strategies with an ultimate goal of sustaining the life of the planet and its inhabitants.
Select KU research in this area
KU researchers to analyze how climate change intersects with race, inequality, health
University of Kansas researchers are examining how climate change interacts with health inequity in communities with high levels of segregation, economic and social disadvantages.
Researchers to develop new models for forecasting water availability, allocation in Kansas
KU engineering researchers are assisting the Kansas Water Office in allocating water amid the uncertainty about the state's future climate.
NSF EPSCOR grant will advance manufacturing of renewable and recyclable plastics
KU's Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve how plastics are manufactured and recycled.
KU's strengths in this area
- Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
- Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
- Center for Genomics
- Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
- Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science
- Department of Geology
- Environmental Studies Program
- Institute for Policy & Social Research
- Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research
- Kansas Geological Survey
- School of Engineering