Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Research

PCCRC research is pursued in a context of how global scale climate change translates into local and regional scale changes and impacts that affect societies. The connections to human priorities and policies are challenging yet critically important aspects of our work. Read more about our research by clicking on the links below.

Research Projects

Title Funding Agency PI Date

Forest Structure and Biodiversity on a Steep Geophysical Gradient: the Cloud Forest Lee Margin

NASA Kerry Rabenold 07/01/2005

Impacts of Vegetation Change on Stabilization and Microbial Accessibility of Soil Organic Matter: A Microbiological, Isotopic and Molecular Study

National Science Foundation Timothy Filley 08/15/2005

Synthesis of Arctic System Carbon Cycle Research through Model-Data Fusion Studies Using Atmospheric Inversion and Process-Based Approaches

National Science Foundation Qianlai Zhuang, et al 08/15/2005

Modeling Coherent Structures in Convective Boundary Layers

National Science Foundation Alexander Gluhovsky 09/01/2005

Urbanization Impacts on the Hydrometeorology of the Upper Great Lakes Region

NASA Laura Bowling 09/01/2005

A Multiphase Study of the Nature, Sources, and Fate of Atmospheric Organic Nitrogen

Funded by National Science Foundation Paul Shepson 02/01/2006

An integrated understanding of the terrestrial water and energy cycles across the NEESPI domain through observations and modeling

NASA Laura Bowling 04/01/2006

Holocene Water Balance of the Northeastern Great Basin

National Science Foundation Gabe Bowen 09/15/2006

Impact of Permafrost Degradation on Carbon and Water in Boreal Ecosystems

National Science Foundation Qianlai Zhuang 01/01/2007

The Collaborative O-Buoy Project: Deployment of a Network of Arctic Ocean Chemical Sensors for the IPY and Beyond

National Science Foundation Paul Shepson 05/15/2007

Natural Capital and Poverty Reduction

USAID
Gerald Shively 09/15/2007

Soil Carbon Responses to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment

Department of Energy Timothy Filley 09/20/2007

Exploration of the Mechanistic Relationship between Improved Regional North American Inverse Carbon Fluxes and Climate Variability/Trends

Department of Energy Kevin Gurney 04/01/2008

Climate Variability and the Poor in Southern and Eastern Africa

World Bank TFESSD Thomas Hertel 06/01/2008

Quantifying Climate Feedbacks from Abrupt Changes in High-Latitude Trace-Gas Emissions

Department of Energy Qianlai Zhuang 07/2008

The Isotope Networks Portal: Data Integration for Biogeochemistry and Ecology Through Web-based Geospatial Modeling

National Science Foundation Gabe Bowen 8/1/2008

Impacts of High Resolution Extreme Events on U.S. Energy Demand and CO2 Emissions in the 21st Century

Department of Energy Noah Diffenbaugh 08/15/2008

Quantifying Predictability in Nonlinear Multiscale Systems with Applications to Tropical Cyclone Prediction

National Science Foundation Wen-wen Tung 09/01/2008

The Response of Convective Precipitating Storms to Anthropogenically Enhanced Global Radiative Forcing

National Science Foundation Robert (Jeff) Trapp 09/01/2008

Soil-Earthworm-Litter System Controls on the Stabilization of Organic Matter in Forests

National Science Foundation Timothy Filley 09/15/2008

Experimental Testbeds for New Applications of Environmental Trading Programs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Timothy Cason 2008

Risk Assessment of Prairies to Agriculture Conversion

The Nature Conservancy Bryan Pijanowki 2008

Changes of Land Cover and Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Northern Eurasia: Impacts on Human Adaptation and Quality of Life at Regional and Global Scales

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Qianlai Zhuang 05/15/2009

Understanding the Role of a High-Latitude Convective Cloud Feedback in Equable and Future Climate Dynamics

National Science Foundation Matthew Huber 06/15/2009

Using Oxygen Isotopes to Constrain Ozone Sources and Sinks

National Science Foundation Greg Michalski 07/01/2009

Collaborative Research: Integrating proxies and Earth System Models to elucidate water cycle dynamics: Did global warming cause an enhanced hydrological cycle in the Eocene?

National Science Foundation Matthew Huber 07/09/2009

A new regional paleo-precipitation proxy: oxygen isotopes in desert nitrate

National Science Foundation Greg Michalski 08/01/2009

Collaborative Research: Impacts of Climate Seasonality on Carbon Accumulation and Methane Emissions of Alaskan Ecosystems during the Holocene Thermal Maximum

National Science Foundation Qianlai Zhuang 08/01/2009

Cosmogenic Nuclides on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS)

National Science Foundation Marc Caffee 08/01/2009

Dynamics of Carbon Release and Sequestration: Case Studies of Two Early Eocene Hyperthermals

National Science Foundation Gabe Bowen 08/31/2009

IHCDA Home Energy Conservation Program: Technical Monitoring Services for the Indiana Weatherization Program

Department of Energy Kirk Alter 09/01/2009

Acquisition of a Gas Chromatograph-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer and upgrade to an existing Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometer for Continued Biogeochemical Research

National Science Foundation Timothey Filley 09/09/2009

Development, Improvement, and Assessment of the Accuracy of Aircraft-Based Mass Balance Measurements of the Integrated Urban Fluxes of Greenhouse Gases

National Institute of Technology Paul Shepson 01/01/2010

RCN: MSM: ETBC: Integrated Network for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research on Feedbacks to the Atmosphere and Climate: Linking experimentalists, ecosystem and Earth system modelers

National Science Foundation Jeff Dukes 01/15/2010

Integrated Network for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research on Feedbacks to the Atmosphere and Climate: Linking experimentalists, ecosystem and Earth system modelers

National Science Foundation Jeffery Dukes 04/15/2010

The role of land use and management in maximizing conservation biocontrol and carbon sequestration in agroecosystems

USDA Helen Rowe 05/01/2010

Socio-Economic Research on the Supply of Climate Regulating Ecosystem Services from Agriculture

USDA Ben Gramig

Developing an Earth System Science Teacher Professional Development Tool Kit

National Science Foundation Dan Shepardson 09/15/2010

CDI-Type II: Collaborative Research: A Paradigm Shift in Ecosystem and Environmental Modeling: An Integrated Stochastic, Deterministic, and Machine Learning Approach

National Science Foundation Qianlai Zhuang 09/16/2010

Why do Farmers Adopt Offset-Eligible Practices? An Experimental Investigation of Framing Effects

USDA Leigh Raymond 10/01/2010

Collaborative Research: Integrated Training for Continental Ecology (ITCE): Bridging Scales and Systems with Isotopes.

National Science Foundation Gabe Bowen 
06/01/2012

Collaborative Research: Linking the Chemical Structure of Black Carbon to its Biological Degradation and Transport Dynamics in a Northern Temperate Forest Soil. 

National Science Foundation Tim Filley
10/01/2011

Collaborative Research: Quantifying Climate Feedbacks of the Terrestrial Biosphere under Thawing Permafrost Conditions in the Arctic.

Department of Energy Qianlai Zhang

09/2011

 

Permafrost Thawing and Vegetation Change Effects on Cryoturbation Rates and C and CH4 Dynamics. 

Department of Energy Tim Filley

 

09/01/2011

 

Collaborative Research: Integrated Training for Continental Ecology (ITCE): Bridging Scales and Systems with Isotopes

National Science Foundation Gabe Bowen
02/01/2012

Studies of the Production of Molecular Halogens in Arctic Snowpacks and on Sea Ice Surfaces.

National Science Foundation Pau; Shepson
09/01/2011

Collaborative Research: Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds and their Impacts in a Changing Temperate Forest.

National Science Foundation Paul Shepson
08/15/2011

Collaborative Research: Characterizing Climate-Induced Qualitative Changes in Plant biopolymer Composition and Their Influence on Soil Processes

National Science Foundation Jeff Dukes
4/01/12

GEOSHARE: Geospatial Open Source Hosting of Agriculture, Resource and Environmental Data

Funded by  UK Department for International Development (DFID); the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the CGIAE CCAFS initiative

Tom Hertel 04/26/12

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