Department of the Interior

Areas of Global Change Research. DOI programs include studies of past climates, from which understanding of current changes can be drawn; interaction and sensitivity of hydrologic and ecological systems with climate at local, landscape and regional levels; arid, polar and coastal regions and systems; volcano-atmosphere interactions; methane hydrates; changing land surface characteristics; ocean heat fluxes; assessments of the impacts of global change and the social, environmental and economic consequences on human activities, water resources, coastal wetlands, biological species, ecological systems, and land management; carbon cycle variation; and archival and distribution of space- and land-based Earth science data.

DOIProgram TitleFY95FY96
USGSBiogeochemical Exchanges between Terrestrial Systems2.62.6
USGSClimates of Arid/Semi-Arid Regions0.70.8
USGSCold Regions Research1.21.2
NBSImpacts of Global Change on Coastal Lands & Ecosystems1.21.2
NBSImpacts of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems4.14.1
USGSInteraction of Climate & Hydrologic Systems4.24.2
USGSLand Characterization & Data Management7.47.4
NBSImpacts of Global Change on Fish and Wildlife1.71.7
USGSPaleoclimate Research6.86.8
BORSensitivity of Water Resources0.50.0
DOI Total30.430.0

Related Research. In addition to focused USGCRP research, DOI sponsors contributing research programs addressing the collection, maintenance, analysis and interpretation of short- and long-term land, water, biological and other geological and biological processes and resources through dispersed observing networks; research in land use and land cover, including creation of maps and digital data products; and inventorying and monitoring of biological habitats, resources and diversity.


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