Danforth Center, universities win $20 million from NSF to study climate impact

A state-wide research collaboration that includes the nonprofit Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and St. Louis universities has won a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of climate variability.

Dubbed the “Missouri Transect: Climate, Plants and Community,” the project is a partnership among the University of Missouri campuses at Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis, as well as Washington University, Saint Louis University, Lincoln University, the St. Louis Science Center, and the Danforth Center.
The project is made up of four interdisciplinary teams. A team based at the Danforth Center will focus on plant phenomics, analytics and community education and outreach, according to a press release from the center.

[St. Louis Business Journal]