Understanding and preparing for environmental change

Research affiliates at the Environmental Resilience Institute are working to discover and understand environmental threats to communities and ecosystems and investigating promising solutions to create a more resilient and sustainable future.

A research-informed roadmap to resilience

In November 2022, Indiana University Press published Climate Change and Resilience in Indiana and Beyonda book for navigating the stresses posed by environmental change to Indiana’s natural resources, economy, and health. Forty-six researchers, many of them ERI affiliates, contributed to the book, sharing their expertise on climate, water, energy, natural systems, and more.

Learn more about the book


Bonus essays

As part of the book project,  contributing authors penned supplementary essays on the role of philanthropy, youth activism, and faith communities in the climate movement.

Collaborating on Midwest climate science

ERI coordinates IU's participation in the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) funded by the US Geological Survey. A consortium of eight universities and natural resource organizations, the Midwest CASC is dedicated to advancing science in response to the climate crisis. The CASC funds individual research projects and collaborates on key issues in the region that affect adaptation practitioners.

Learn more about the Midwest CASC

Data resources

Decorative: data platform opening panel

ERI hosts a data platform where researchers can overlay national, global, and Indiana-specific datasets, add new data, and navigate to geographic areas of interest.

See what is available