Climate Change Research and Extension Projects

Climate change research, extension and outreach, and other programs at Cornell University listed alphabetically by project title. Refine your search using research directory search box, or browse projects by category or primary contact.


Adaptive nitrogen management for reduced nitrous oxide losses

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Adopting a culture of sustainability and supporting climate solutions

Assessing attitudes to flood risk and climate change before and after the 2011 floods in New York State

Assessing the impacts of climate change on U.S. agriculture

Assessing the potential for geological carbon sequestration in New York State

Assessment of biodiversity vulnerability to climate change using species traits

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

Atmospheric chemistry and climate change

Atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry/climate interactions with aerosols

Biogeochemistry of methane in northern wetland ecosystems

Biology and Society Major

Biophysical modeling of plant-environment interaction (Riha Research Group)

Bioprocessing to convert organic wastes into energy

Breeding and genomics for increased yield of shrub willow bioenergy crops

Carbon cap-and-trade policy costs and benefits, particularly in relation to agriculture, forestry, and other land uses.

Climate change and swallows

Climate change impacts on agricultural and natural ecosystems

Climate change impacts on coastal resources

Climate change impacts on wildlife

Climate change mitigation and adaptation in agricultural and forest landscapes

Communicating about climate change, social media

Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI)

Contentious Knowledge: Science, Social Science, and Social Movements

Cornell Initiative for Sustainable Bioenergy Crops (CISBC)

Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions

Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program – Dairy Environmental Systems Group

Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory

Cornell University Transportation and Environment/Energy Systems (CUTES) Research Lab

Cornell Waste Management Institute

Cow Power: Feasibility of Fuel Cells for Energy Conversion on the Dairy Farm

Educating Decision Makers about Climate Change

Effects of climate change on vulnerable populations

Effects of globalization and climate change on air quality

Empowering Land Managers to Increase Resilience of New York’s Natural Resources in the Face of Regional Climate Change

Empowering people with disabilities in the green industries

Energy generation, conversion and storage, fuel cells and batteries

Energy Materials Center at Cornell (emc2)

Energy studies in the College of Engineering

Flood frequency analysis reflecting climate variability and climate change

Forecasting, decision-making models, and climate change impacts

Framing the climate change message

Genomics-enabled biogeochemical ecology of marine microorganisms

Global climate variability and climate change through atmospheric interaction

History and politics of water management, environmental ethics course

Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project

Hydrology and water resources protection in a changing climate

Impact of climate change on biodiversity in riverine systems

Impact of climate change on nutritional quality of crops

Impacts of climate change on agricultural production, prices, and insurance markets

Impacts of long-term climate change on the soils and hydrology of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile

Improving the quality and nutritional quality of vegetables and protecting them from weather extremes

Improving the use and integration of renewable energy

Institute for Computational Sustainability

KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability

Land use and land sovereignty for conservation/eco-agriculture: global analysis; Local food systems

Linking Climate Change, Biodiversity, Species Conservation, and Public Health through One Health Risk Messaging

Local Government Efforts to Address Global Climate Change in New York State

Maize Breeding for Future Agroecologies

Managing freshwater fish in a changing climate (Kraft Lab)

Marine Ecosystem Responses to Climate in the North Atlantic and U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems

Mega-droughts, climate change modeling, and risk and variability assessments

Microbiology of mobile desert sand dunes

Modeling impacts of projected climate change on northeastern forests

Molecular mechanisms underlying temperature modulation of plant defenses

Mosquito vector biology (Harrington Lab)

Moving Image and the Environment

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and Coral Reef Targeted Research

New York State Water Resources Institute

Northeast Regional Climate Center

Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program

Perceptions and Attitudes of Climate Change and Energy Sustainability

Project Bud Break

Public Policy Capacity to Address Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from dairy cattle

Renewable energy from grass biomass

Residential energy conservation outreach

Rice drought tolerance, climate resilience, and yield

Riverine nitrogen dynamics (Howarth/Marino Lab)

SCOPE International Biofuels Project

Semiconductor nanomaterials for solar energy conversion

Simulating soil nutrient dynamics (Melkonian Program)

Soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management

Soil nitrogen, carbon cycling, and agroecosystems

Sustainable cropping systems, cover crops, conservation agriculture, and adaptation to climate change

Sustainable design

Teaching climate change through international agriculture

Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI)

When to invest in climate change adaptation strategies

Wind Dynamics