Climate impacts research is concerned with understanding how changes in the climate system affect other natural and human systems. For example, what does warming mean for ecosystems? What do changes in the hydrologic cycle mean for water resources?
Our group is active in taking climate science research beyond our own field so that we can diagnose future climate impacts and enable decision-makers to confront them. Often this work requires building interdisciplinary partnerships to bring in expertise from fields such as ecology, urban planning, public policy, economics, public health, and water resources management.