The network will be led by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (L. Cifuentes, PI; Harte Research Institute; Conrad Blucher Institute), in partnership with Texas A&M-Kingsville (NSF CREST Center for Research on Environmental Sustainability in Semi-Arid Coastal Areas; Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute), Texas A&M International University (Binational Center), University of Texas-Brownsville, University of Texas-Pan American (Sub-Tropical Research Center), and Texas State University (River Systems Institute), all Hispanic-serving or minority-serving institutions. Partners bringing expertise to the network from outside the region include the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio and Texas A&M University in College Station (Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas Center for Climate Studies, Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy, and the Center for Housing and Urban Development). Additional partners from institutions within and outside the region will be recruited throughout the five years of the project in accordance with the network’s strategic plan.

The Research Coordination Network (RCN) focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple institutions. Scientists, researchers, educators, experts, stakeholders, and concerned individuals are welcome to participate and enjoy the network. The RCN has 224 memebers currently. If you like to join us, please feel free to contact us