National Institute for Climatic Change Research (NICCR)

National Institute for Climatic Change Research (NICCR)

The National Institute for Climatic Change Research (NICCR) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), which is part of the DOE's Office of Science. The goal of NICCR is to mobilize university researchers, from all regions of the country, in support of the climatic change research objectives of DOE/BER.

The NICCR will periodically solicit proposals for research projects to be funded by DOE through the four NICCR Regional Centers and one Coastal Center. The Midwestern Region housed at Michigan Technological University will support work in the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Research solicitations will be posted at http://niccr.mtu.edu/.

Scientific research topics being pursued by the NICCR are (a) the effects of potential climatic changes on important U.S. terrestrial ecosystems and (b) potential feedbacks from U.S. terrestrial ecosystems to the climatic system.

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