Connecting to global priorities
Gund research themes echo several United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This connects our scholars to global priorities and increases opportunities for our research to impact policy.
To tackle these problems, scholars employ internationally recognized Gund strengths, including ecological economics, ecosystem services, complex systems, remote sensing, renewable energy systems, agroecology, and others.
From rising oceans to extreme weather, nature and people are feeling the impacts of climate change. Gund researchers are developing innovative solutions to reduce global warming and prepare for its impacts. Learn about Climate Solutions.
Health and Well-being
The environment is critical to global health and well-being. Gund researchers are pioneering efforts to understand – and quantify – the causal links through which nature supports human health and well-being. Learn about Health and Well-Being.
How can we feed a global population of 9 billion on a finite planet? From major agricultural sites to subsistence farming, Gund scholars work to confront this monumental challenge while protecting the natural systems that agriculture requires. Learn about Sustainable Agriculture.
From megacities to rural towns, human settlements are being transformed by climate change, migration, and growth. Gund research helps to create communities that are truly resilient and sustainable. Learn about Resilient Communities.