Our cluster will focus on understanding, confronting and overcoming the challenges that global environmental change will pose for human well-being. Our initiative will provide leadership to bridge research programs across NC State’s colleges and will greatly increase our visibility in the field of global environmental change. In addition to building on biological and physical sciences, our cluster will capitalize on momentum generated by two new initiatives at NC State:
Our cluster builds on strengths in areas including the environment, agriculture, fisheries, and human and animal health — the same areas that will be critically affected by global change. NC State has the capacity for advanced analysis in this field due to our strengths in mathematics, statistics, geospatial analysis, atmospheric science and more. Our initiative would strengthen research in climate change, the dynamics of human disease and biodiversity conservation by building a world-class group capable of attracting major grants.
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