Research at CGCEO

Teams of interdisciplinary researchers from across the globe connect at CGCEO to study solutions to our world's greatest problems. We host faculty members and visiting scholars interested in collaborative research linking the social and biophysical sciences, including the following list of current projects spanning the Center's eight research foci.

Agricultural and Range Land Use Challenges
  • 2019-2020  Livestock Value Chain Assessment - Assessment of the Resource Base for the Development of the Meat Production Value Chain  /  Asian Development Bank; PI:Qi 
  • 2019-2020  Systems research to identify legume options for sustainable intensification: Pigeonpea as a test case for scaling in West Africa  /  United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Legume System Research Innovation Lab; PI: Snapp
  • 2018-2020  Towards large scale decision support for farmers: site and season specific advice in Malawi / International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CGIAR/CIAT); PI’s: Snapp, Messina
  • 2018-2021  Assessing the impacts of dams on the dynamic interactions among distant wetlands, land use, and rural communities in the Lower Mekong River Basin / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA/LCLUC); PI: Qi
  • 2017-2020  Quantifying human and climate impacts on wetland ecosystems in the Lower Mekong River Basin / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA-IDS); PI: Qi
Biodiversity in Managed Ecosystems
  • 2018-2023  Testing the potential of unmanned aerial systems to deter pest birds / Michigan State Horticultural Society; PI: Lindell
Climate Change Science
  • 2015-2020  Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA) / The Regents of the University of Michigan & Department of Commerce; PI’s: Andresen, Dietz
Coupled Natural and Human Systems
  • 2017-2020  Socioecological Carbon Production in Managed Agricultural-Forest Landscapes / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); PI: Chen
Geospatial and Modeling Tools and Applications
  • 2019-2020  How Environmental Change in Central Asian Highlands Impacts High Elevation Communities / South Dakota State University; PI: Henebry
Human Dimensions of Global Change
  • 2017-2020  InFEWS/T3: Rethinking Dams: Innovative hydropower solutions to achieve sustainable food and energy production, and sustainable communities  / National Science Foundation (NSF); PI: Moran
  • 2015-2020  Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge (PSC)  / National Science Foundation (NSF);  PI: Moran
  • 2015-2020  Belmont Forum Collaborative Research: Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge  / National Science Foundation (NSF); PI: Moran
Innovative Methods and Techniques in Global Data Visualization and Analysis
  • 2019-2021  Integrating airborne LiDAR, Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 data to map Brazilian Amazon Tropical Moist Forest Biome (BATMFB) canopy height / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); PI: Roy
  • 2019-2022  Global Long-Term Multi-Sensor Web-Enabled Landsat Data Record - A Continuation Request / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); PI: Roy
  • 2019-2022  Africa burned area product generation, quality assessment and validation - demonstrating a multi-source land imaging (MuSLI) landsat-8 sentinel-2 capability / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); PI: Roy
  • 2019-2021  Using the NASA polar orbiting fire product record to enhance and expand the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS)  / Regents of the University of Idaho and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); PI: Roy
  • 2019-2020  NASA Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program Science Support / University of Maryland and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); PI: Roy
Urban Systems Dynamics
  • 2019-2024  Impact of Ecological Park Restoration on Health in Low Income Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiments / National Institutes of Health (NIH); PI: Pearson