Earth’s climate is changing rapidly, primarily due to emissions of greenhouse gases produced by humans. Projections of future climate have large uncertainties, in part because of insufficient knowledge about the biogeochemical controls on the amounts of these gases and about the feedbacks between these gases and climate.

This integrated education, research and training program combines expertise from Cornell, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research to provide interdisciplinary graduate student training in biogeochemistry at microbial, ecosystem and global scales, in a program that integrates principles, measurements, and models to improve understanding of the drivers and feedbacks of climate change, and the communication of these conclusions across disciplines and to the general public.