Climate Change Related Research

Climate change impacts nearly every aspect of our society and environment with ramifications that span local, state, national, and global scales. Supporting research that addresses climate change impacts to our natural and built environments, and to both human, animal, and ecosystem health, are of the utmost importance if we are to curb the negative consequences of a warming planet and contribute to solutions.

As an R1 institution and the land-grant university in the state of Washington, WSU recognizes its opportunities for, and capacity to, support climate change–related research. To this end, the Office of Research and the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) have established a Climate Change Related Research Working Group. The purpose of the Working Group is to engage and help strengthen climate change related research at WSU. In Fall 2023, the Working Group held three scoping workshops to capture the breadth of climate change related strengths at WSU. The insights gained from these workshops will be used to help align WSU strategic initiatives and resources to support these critical areas of work in the coming years.

In the past, the Climate Change Related research Working group has supported events as well as funding opportunities to build research programs. Information on future events and funding opportunities will be posted here.