2017 OK NSF EPSCoR State Conference Proceedings & Presentations Now Available

Researchers from across the state gathered to highlight Oklahoma’s climate research efforts during the annual Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR State Conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Oklahoma City. EPSCoR scientists and special guest speakers addressed topics including integrative modeling of human-natural systems, observing social and ecological systems in a changing climate, and decision-support tools produced through the EPSCoR award. A scientific poster session highlighted the program's advances in climate variability research.

Russell Doughty, who works in the lab of EPSCoR researcher Xiangming Xiao, was awarded first place in the conference's student scientific poster competition. Doughty's research addressed responses of irrigated and non-irrigated croplands to drought and drought recovery. 

Conference proceedings, including presentations and abstracts, may be accessed at http://www.okepscor.org/research/presentations/2017-epscor-presentations-abstracts. Photos from the conference may be viewed on our Flickr page. 

The event was hosted by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation. 

The OK NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Award No. OIA-1301789 (2013-2018), “Adapting Socio-Ecological Systems to Increased Climate Variability,” is a multi-institutional collaborative project that includes researchers from Oklahoma State University, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa. Researchers from these institutions are working together to significantly advance the understanding of how socio-ecological systems can adapt sustainably to increased climate variability caused by a changing climate.


Photo credit: Carolyn Fletcher