Purdue University

Climate & Weather

Faculty across many departments at Purdue pursue research on issues of climate change and weather impacts in a myriad of ways; some key topics this research community pursues include:

  • Heat stress and weather impacts;
  • Climate change and biodiversity;
  • Climate and public health;
  • Climate smart agriculture;
  • Climate action and environmental justice

Leads: Lei Wang (EAPS); Beth Hall (IN State Climate Office)

Climate Change Impact Assessments

Scientists and decision makers from across the state have worked together to develop a series of easily understandable reports that show how a changing climate will affect state and local interests. Led by Purdue’s Climate Change Research Center (now part of Purdue’s Institute for a Sustainable Future), the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) provide the scientific research to help Hoosiers understand and prepare for the impacts of a changing climate.

Click here to view past Indiana Climate Change Impact Assessments.

Current Team Projects

Seed Grants

The following seed grants were given to multiple Purdue faculty in fall 2021 to help initiate new climate-related projects in areas ranging from diseases in wild animals and domestic livestock to smoke taint in wine. Read below for more on their exciting new projects.