Research that makes an impact
Every day at the University of Arizona, scientists and researchers are working across a variety of disciplines to create change. Home to more than 70 world-class research centers, institutes, laboratories, networks and programs, our work towards a better world is widespread.
Natural and social science research by our own nationally and internationally renowned scientists and by those we support has honed public understanding of climate, climate change and climate adaptation, particularly in semi-arid regions such as Arizona. The work we do on campus and in the community has given policymakers and natural resource managers the information they need to make decisions that protect lives, health, economies and landscapes in the Sonoran Desert and beyond.
Find out more information about external and internal funding opportunities for environmental research.
Projects & Initiatives
Browse the various projects and initiatives taking place across the UArizona campus with environment-related themes.
Eva Quintanar: A Sustainable Eller Student
Meet a UArizona senior majoring in Economics at the Eller College of Management and minoring in Sustainable Built Environments. As a member of Students for Sustainability, she loves sharing the projects the group is working on across the UArizona campus.
Chris Zatarain: Creating Music to Tell Environmental Stories
Chris specializes in playing the oboe and the English horn which he uses to create music that synthesizes the world between music, art, science, and the environment. In the last couple of years he has composed two pieces of environmental sound art/music. His most recent piece carries people through the emotions felt as reading Earth’s Wild Music written by Kathleen Dean Moore.
Collective Decision Making in Action
From attempting to agree on dinner as a family, to leading an unproductive team meeting, trying to make group decisions is a scenario every one of us is challenged with. Collaborating in a way where all parties can actively participate while feeling seen and heard supports a healthy work environment, promotes interdisciplinary solutions, and encourages adaptability.
Ellie Moore: Going Green Not Grey
Ellie is a passionate UArizona student who connects other students on campus to various environmental opportunities through the Find Your Environment platform. Find Your Environment is a resource students can use to find the perfect green opportunity for them such as events, clubs, educational programs, courses, and more.
Help Us Restore the Flow! Learn about our Restoration Efforts in the Tanque Verde Creek
My name is Matthew Jensen. I’m the River Run Network Intern with Watershed Management Group here in Tucson. Every day, I wake up, I go to class, go to work, and live my life. Every day, I drink lots of water because everyone needs water to live.
Jacob Blais: Live Sustainably with Less Tension
Jacob is studying Natural Resources with an emphasis in Global Change Ecology and Management. He is an Intern Advisor for the Arizona NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program and a Liverman Scholar. He is researching soil respiration in the Sonoran Desert to investigate how different monsoonal precipitation patterns will affect soil carbon storage.