NSF awards $20.4 million for research on how humans, environment interact

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Sept. 11, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced 16 recipients of grants made in 2015 by Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program. Total funding for the 2015 CNH grants is $20.4 million. The program has been issuing awards since 2001.

CNH is co-funded by NSF's Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO); Geosciences (GEO); and Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE).

"Past CNH-supported research has examined the complex and often unanticipated ways human actions interact with biophysical processes," says Tom Baerwald, CNH program director for SBE. "The 2015 awards will lead to new insights into and perspectives on linked human and natural systems that are important at local, regional, national and global scales."

This year's grantees will look at ways in which people deal with environmental processes in a range of settings, including cities, mountains, grasslands and forests.

Read more about it from the NSF