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Changes in the environment, land use, and climate can have significant impacts on our Nation’s economy, natural resources, infrastructure, as well as water, food, and energy security. Research conducted by the Climate R&D Program provides scientific data to improve projections of change under different management scenarios and strengthen our ability to respond and adapt to stressors.

Climate R&D Program Mission Statement: 

Provide foundational research and data needed to understand how the physical, chemical, and biological components of the Earth system are affected by changing climate and land use, and better anticipate impacts of future changes in climate and land management strategies through scenario-based investigations.