The Appalachian Carbon Research Group (ACRG) is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff and students at Appalachian concerned with the environmental and social impacts of excessive carbon dioxide emissions.
The Appalachian Aquatic Science Research Team (AppAqua) takes a multidisciplinary approach to better understand the complex human-environmental interactions affecting water resources in the Southern Appalachian headwaters.
The Climate, Health and Resilience Cluster utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to investigate vulnerability and resilience in the context of extreme climatic events and a changing climate.
The Stormwater Management Cluster offers expertise in economics, hydrology, geochemistry, and policy analysis. The cluster emphasizes the science of water, particularly groundwater- and surface-water interactions.
The objective of Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research cluster (AppalAIR) is to better understand changing regional meteorology, air quality, and their impacts on climate change and ecosystem health.
Research priorities include investigating precipitation patterns and processes across the Andean region, investigating the atmospheric influences on oxygen stable isotopes and trace elements preserved in high-elevation snowfall, and decoding multi-centennial climate histories from tropical Andean ice cores.