These centers often address multiple issues, including climate change. For information about specific projects, please check the "Projects in the News" section above or contact centers.
Biogeochemistry Environmental Research Initiative (BERI)
Biogeochemistry, which lies at the nexus of biology, geology, and chemistry, is an integrative science that has emerged from the growing need to understand how living organisms interact with physical and chemical aspects of their environment. An application to climate change is through understanding global biogeochemical cycles of carbon.
The network is charged with coordinating MSU's efforts to promote Michigan's bioeconomy, with implications for climate change.
Center for Global Change & Earth Observations (CGCEO)
Our purpose is to foster interdisciplinary approaches for understanding global change at all scales using the tools of both the social and bio-physical sciences. The Center is also committed to applying its research and expertise to inform both public and private decision making on critical global environmental change issues.
Center for Research on College Science Teaching and Learning (CRCSTL)
CRCSTL promotes MSU science faculty's involvement in research on instructional design, implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes in college science. A key thrust is climate change: see work of Anderson and Libarkin above.
Center for Water Sciences (CWS)
The mission of CWS is to advance scientific research and knowledge for understanding, protecting, and restoring water resources and their sustainable use by humans and ecosystems around the Great Lakes and the world. The intersection of climate and water is a focus.
Computational Ecology and Visualization Laboratory (CEVL)
Our goal is to promote the study of temporal and spatial dynamics of features and functions associated with natural and human dominated landscapes.
Global Observatory for Ecosystem Services (GOES)
Ecosystem services are important to a range of life-support systems on the earth, from regulating global climate to protecting water quality. Our primary focus is on forests and agro-forestry with a special attention to carbon management and carbon markets.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
The GLBRC's mission is grand, but simply stated: to perform the basic research that generates technology to convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol and other advanced biofuels.
Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center
The goals of the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (RISA) are to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the Great Lakes region in the face of changes, including regional climate change, and to improve the utility of scientific knowledge in decision making. This is a collaboration between MSU, University of Michigan, and other institutions.
Institute of Public Utilities
IPU supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of the infrastructure-intensive network industries providing utility services - electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications.
Kellogg Biological Station (KBS)
KBS is a Michigan State University research field station with a focus on fundamental and applied research in ecology and agriculture. Research on climate change is extensive; see list of individuals affiliated with KBS under "Faculty," above.
Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
The Knight Center trains students and professional journalists to cover the environment. Climate change is a focus of education, research, and outreach.
Land Policy Institute (LPI)
The LPI mission is to resource policy makers at the federal, state, and local level with science-based tools and solutions that help build a better quality of life, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment. Particular foci related to climate change are land use and wind power.
Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP)
SMEP provides a venue for ongoing scholarly reflection and critique on the sustainability of Michigan, as well as seed grants for sustainability research from a Michigan state-level perspective. SMEP also provides a venue for on-going, long-term sustainability discourse with the goal of influencing the intellectual culture within MSU, and particularly the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.