Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research
Our climate change research falls into four broad themes: Climate Science and Impacts, Adaptation and Solutions, Policy and Climate Justice. Interdisciplinary research occurs across each theme through research centers and research areas.
Climate Science and Impacts
Informed by hard sciences, researchers predict humanity’s impact on weather, oceans, poles, land and sea ecosystems, plant and animal biology and human health.
Adaptation and Solutions
From alternative energy to psychology, researchers offer climate change mitigation strategies and the foundation of the social sciences so crucial to adaptation.
Our climate research happens across campus in numerous disciplines and departments in 22 different research areas. We've provided more specifics on these vital areas, including research centers, featured researchers and academic opportunities.
Research Centers and Featured Initiatives
UC San Diego's interdisciplinary research approach is supported through official research units and centers. Learn more about the research of our 17 climate change-related centers and other featured campuswide initiatives.