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Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education and Outreach. Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education and Outreach. Project Director and Lead PI Gayle Dana (NV EPSCoR) Co-Principal Investigators Tom Piechota (UNLV) Scott Mensing (UNR) Nick Lancaster (DRI )

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nevada infrastructure for climate change science education and outreach
Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education and Outreach

Project Director and Lead PIGayle Dana (NV EPSCoR)Co-Principal InvestigatorsTom Piechota (UNLV)Scott Mensing (UNR)

Nick Lancaster (DRI)

Lynn Fenstermaker(DRI - Interim)

overarching goal
Overarching Goal

Strengthen Nevada research, education, and outreach in climate change science through sustainable improvements in R&D capacity

project components
Project Components

Climate Modeling

Ecological Change

Water Resources

Policy, Decision Making, and Outreach

Cyberinfrastructure

Education

major outcome
Major Outcome

New interdisciplinary capability to detect, analyze, and model effects of regional climate change on landscapes, ecosystems, and water resources and communicate research results to decision makers and the public.

key outputs
Key Outputs
  • Regional climate modeling capability
  • Observational network - NevCAN
  • Climate change data portal
  • Enhanced computational capabilities
  • Climate change products for scientists and decision makers
  • Enhanced educational opportunities
  • New faculty hires
tri state consortium activities
Tri-State Consortium Activities
  • 4th Annual Tri-State Meeting – Idaho (April 3-5, 2012)
  • Tri-state Interdisciplinary modeling course (NM)
  • Tri-state Innovation Working Groups
    • Role of Downscaling Methods on Climate Impact Modeling in Complex Terrain
    • Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics in Semi‐arid Ecosystems: Responses to Climate Change from Mechanisms to Landscape Processes
    • Vegetation as Indicators of Spatial Patterns of Mountain Groundwater Recharge/discharge
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