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.

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 researchers are gathering, analyzing, and disseminating data that illustrates how Indiana’s environment is changing. ERI also hosts a data platform where researchers can overlay national, global, and Indiana-specific datasets, add new data, and navigate to geographic areas of interest.

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