Research Interest Areas

This page is dedicated to fostering collaboration among UConn research faculty to address the multifaceted challenges of climate change. Following our Faculty & Staff Research Symposium on Climate Change: Challenges and Innovations held on January 12th, 2024, this page serves as a hub for continued engagement and collaboration.

CIRCA is committed to nurturing a dynamic, forward-thinking academic community prepared to take decisive, interdisciplinary action in response to climate change. Explore our subpages to delve deeper into specific research areas and opportunities for collaboration.

CIRCA Webinar Series

CIRCA Is hosting a new webinar series in late May.  This series is a continuation effort after our research symposium and research seed grant and is aimed at showcasing the research efforts of UConn faculty members and fostering collaboration within the university’s community. More info and REGISTER here:

Economy, Workforce & Planning Perspectives AND Climate Communication & Policy
Decarbonization and Energy and Biodiversity, Ecosystem, and Conservation
Climate Justice & Equity AND Public Health & Emergency Management
Resilience Adaptation & Engineering AND Inland & Coastal Flooding

2024 Symposium

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) hosted a research symposium for UConn faculty and staff on January 12th, 2024 on the Storrs campus. The goal of the program is to expand the participation of UConn researchers in addressing the complex challenges climate change is creating for the diverse communities of Connecticut. The forum included presentation of some on-going projects and the exchange of innovative ideas, this gathering fostered a collaborative academic environment.