Research at NCEAS

Our global network of researchers conducts transformational science focused on informing solutions that will allow people and nature to thrive.

NCEAS Science Highlights

Recent Projects

Previous Research

Since 1995, over 600 working groups have tackled critical questions across a variety of environmental themes to help advance knowledge and solutions. Here is a sampling of their discoveries by theme, or view our full project archive.


Our Research Approach

Solutions-oriented science: We conduct and enable basic and applied scientific research with results that can inform decisions about addressing urgent environmental challenges.

New ideas, not new data: We don’t collect new data from the field or lab, but discover new insights from existing data through an approach called synthesis science.

Open science: We are committed to supporting an open scientific culture, in which data transparency and reproducibility enhance the utility and integrity of scientific knowledge.

Strength in diversity: Understanding the complexity of environmental challenges requires collaboration among diverse experts, and enabling such collaboration through working groups is central to our approach.

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