Researchers at the University at Buffalo have been awarded nearly $3 million in federal funding to study the impacts of climate change.
The $2.9 million grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday
Schumer said the grant will fund research on how rapid climatic shifts affect species and the environment and broaden understanding of the impacts of global warming. It also bolster’s UB’s goal to achieve $1 billion a year in research funding by 2030.
A UB team of scholars with expertise across the biological and geological sciences will examine how the Southeast Alaskan ecosystems responded to Ice-Age environmental change and use that to inform a new paradigm for understanding the impacts of climate change.
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The project will also invest in interdisciplinary STEM training and career-building to educate the next generation of climate scientists, including training of post-doctorate researchers, graduate and undergraduate students in different disciplines.
It will also offer seminars and continuing education programs for science teachers in Buffalo City high schools and an outreach program targeting K-12 students in Southeast Alaska.