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 Land Change Science Program provides scientific data to improve projections of change under different management scenarios and strengthen our ability to respond and adapt to stressors.
What we do
The Land Change Science (LCS) Program conducts interdisciplinary research on social, physical, chemical, and biological components of the Earth to observe the impacts of various changes and improve understanding of its vulnerability and resilience.
Who we support
Resource managers and policymakers need reliable projections of changes under specific land-use and climate scenarios and the LCS Program conducts research needed to test and improve the precision of models supporting effective management strategies.