We are working to advance understanding of the changing climate and its interaction with ecosystems, and the impact it has on energy systems and our dependence on food and water from the natural world.

Our scientists conduct extensive field research across the Americas to study environmental processes governing carbon and water cycles from the atmosphere to deep belowground. We develop climate models, calibrated with observations from the field, that reveal the complex environmental interactions shaping climate and  explore what these might look like under different emissions scenarios.

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