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Biofuels and Climate Change: Farmers' Land Use Decisions

Date: 
2009
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Research Location: 
Statewide

Summary

Leveraging existing cyberinfrastructure, land cover data, and geospatial analysis capacity developed during previous phases of National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR funded research, the Kansas Biological Survey (KBS), together with a team of research partners from across the University of Kansas, K-State University, is examining the influence of the biofuel industry in the economy, environment and society . Ultimately this research seeks a greater understanding of the collective impact of these complex interactions on the earth’s climate.

The extensible design of the cyber-infrastructure is allowing KBS researchers to integrate new levels of functionality, data visualization, data sharing, and project collaboration to this and other research.

For more information on this and other NSF funded research at KU, follow the links below:

Biofuels and Climate Change Web Mapping Application

Biofuels and Climate Change Project page

Kansas NSF EPSCoR Project Page

Funding

National Science Foundation