This project is funded by a five-year National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) award. It is designed support science, education, and outreach infrastructure at institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) for the study of climate change and its effects on Nevada.
The project will create a statewide interdisciplinary program that will stimulate transformative research, education, and outreach on the effects of regional climate change on ecosystem services (especially water resources) and support use of this knowledge by policy makers and stakeholders. The project will provide NSHE, the State of Nevada, and the region with new interdisciplinary capability to detect, analyze, and model the effects of regional climate change on landscapes, ecosystems, and water resources. It will also support communication of research results to decision makers and the public.
To broaden and increase the impact of this project, Nevada has formed a tri-state collaboration with the EPSCoR states of New Mexico and Idaho, which also received NSF EPSCoR funding for climate change infrastructure.