The UA is home to trailblazing thinkers working at the intersections of business, economics, and the natural environment to provide expert dollars-and-cents analyses and models and strategies that inform practical environmental solutions.
The UA is an international leader in climate science and understanding how factors increase wild fire risks, reduce crop production, threaten defense installations, and affect human health.
Situated in a region that receives about 350 days of sunlight a year, the UA is uniquely suited to pioneer alternative energy and energy policy research solutions to meet future environmental challenges.
Culture and the arts can help catalyze a public response to environmental insecurities and risks, illuminate issues of environmental justice, and imagine more sustainable futures. UA faculty explore these human connections, and address environmental issues.
The University of Arizona has spent years equipping students, local Arizonans, and others around the world with the agricultural and resource management tools they need to adapt to the food supply challenges of the future.
Issues of governance are a key focus of national and international environmental research at the UA. Faculty work on diverse topics, and the intersections of Native American studies and environmental policy.
Informatics—the science of computer information systems—plays a crucial role in environmental research. The UA is dedicated to developing and applying informatics networks, computer models, and remote sensing systems in a variety of research contexts.
With an unparalleled network of environmental monitoring stations, research field sites, and cyber infrastructure, the UA is pioneering use-inspired ecosystem science that helps manage and conserve the lands, forests, and wildlife of the western U.S. and beyond.
Environmental variability brings about new health challenges, and UA faculty are addressing these issues with an array of interdisciplinary projects. They are tackling water and food contamination. They are exploring the connections between human health, well-being, and the physical environment.
The UA is home to outstanding faculty involved in multidisciplinary science engagement work and hosts a number of centers and outreach programs that connect environmental research, education, and decision making.
Innovative research in wastewater treatment. Understanding how the urban environment affects biodiversity. Re- envisioning transportation systems. All of this and more is underway at the UA, with faculty seizing opportunities for developing technological solutions.
Climate change, rising population, rapid urbanization, and changing consumption patterns for water, food, and energy present unprecedented challenges around the globe. The UA is advancing new technologies to create selective strategies that build resilience in the face of these challenges.