Applied Carbon Science & Management
A central theme for Arizona Environment is managing carbon by limiting greenhouse gas emissions or removing carbon from the atmosphere and oceans. Although multiple solutions for decarbonizing the planet have been proposed, more accurate carbon data, lower cost technologies, and societal incentives are needed.
The University of Arizona is advancing public and private sector efforts to decarbonize their activities through applied carbon management science and advanced technology development. UArizona faculty are developing and testing new carbon monitoring and management technologies and exploring innovative societal incentives including policy, environmental and economic implications. Our reputation for scientific excellence and inter-disciplinary approaches, along with our Land Grant status, positions UArizona as a leading institution that can strengthen and support local, national and global mitigation efforts."
Research Spotlights in Carbon Applied Science & Management
Office for Research, Innovation and Impact
Duren is developing a tiered operational satellite constellation for continuous global carbon and ecosystem monitoring.Learn more
Ave Arellano, Jr.
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Arellano is assessing the value of satellite data on CO, NO2, O3, CO2, and aerosol properties in: a) improving the accuracy of global chemical predictions, and b) quantifying emissions from anthropogenic activities in megacities.Learn more
Hydrology and Atmospheric Science
Guo does integrated modeling and flow regime analysis for geologic carbon dioxide sequestration and other fluid subsurface injections.Learn more
Fidel’s research interests include the improving the effectiveness of applications of biochar to soil in diverse agroecosystems in reducing emissions of nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide.Learn more
Kacira does research related to controlled environment agriculture, including the development of photovoltaics-integrated greenhouse systems and optimization of greenhouse natural ventilation using computational fluid dynamics.Learn more
David Moore & Valerie Trouet
School of Natural Resources and the Environment & Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Moore and Trouet are using dendrochronology to constrain carbon cycling models and improve understanding of how temperate forests act as carbon sinks or sources and their resilience to climate change.Learn more