Welcome to the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC)

The Center was established in April 2004 to serve as a crucible for interdisciplinary research on climate change and its ecological, social, economic, and political impacts.

The PCCRC's mission is to increase scientific and public understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change through fundamental research and effective education and outreach. Our 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.

Latest Publications

March 20, 2015

Incipient changes of lignin and substituted fatty acids under N addition in a Chinese forest soil Download Paper

March 11, 2015

Carbon isotopic composition of lignin biomarkers: Evidence of grassland over the Gangetic plain during LGM Download Paper

February 27, 2015

Enhancing the Social Amplification of Risk Framework (SARF) by Exploring Trust, the Availability Heuristic, and Agricultural Advisors’ Belief in Climate Change Download Paper

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PCCRC FY13 Annual Report Download Report