IU professors, research fellows, faculty, students and community leaders will gather 9 a.m. Friday in Room 216 in IU’s Geology building to discuss climate change.
This 2019 Environmental Resilience Institute Fall Research Symposium will serve to bridge the gap between research and action, said Matthew Houser, adjunct assistant research scientist for the department of sociology and midwestern/Indiana community studies fellow for the ERI.
This is also one of the goals of the ERI as a whole, in addition to conducting more local and regional climate change research.
“The ERI was really founded to sort of be a place for that to happen,” Houser said. “Where we could bring researchers and policymakers – the people that do a good job of going out into the community – together to actually get the science right on climate change in the state and the region and figure out how to get that science to make a difference.”