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The Biofuels and Climate Change: Farmers' Land Use Decisions (BACC:FLUD) project examines farmers’ decisions to grow crops as feedstocks for renewable energy production ("biofuel crops") and farmer's adaptation to climate change. BACC:FLUD is a collaborative project uniting faculty across multiple social and natural science disciplines, along with engineering and the visual arts, and between the educational institutions of the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and Wichita State University. This project was initially funded by a six year grant from the National Science Foundation.
The BACC:FLUD project was initially embedded within a larger research project examining climate change and renewable energy, which represents Phase VI of the Kansas NSF EPSCoR (KNE) program. The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) as a way to promote scientific progress in states that have traditionally received lesser amounts of NSF research and development funding.