• 2011 Monument Fire in southern Arizona
    Studying Resilience in Southwestern Forests

    University of Arizona reseacher Donald Falk is studying post-fire mountain range ecosystems to understand why some forests bounce back while others give way to grasslands and shrubs.

  • Architect's rendering of the south view of the new ENR2 building
    New Building May Be Greenest on UA Campus

    Coming this June, the Environment and Natural Resources building (ENR2) will be home to various interdisciplinary research groups at the University of Arizona, including the Institute of the Environment. The building, which seeks LEED Platinum certification, will be the fourth of its kind on campus. 

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    GLN/Richard & Bauer

  • Merchants of Doubt Film & Post-Screening Panel Discussion

    Join us for a post-film panel discussion on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00pm, co-presented by The University of Arizona Institute of the Environment and The Loft Cinema. Panelists include Jonathan Overpeck, Malcolm Hughes and Esther Sternberg.

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    The Loft Cinema

  • Informing choices, advancing solutions

    Harnessing the collaborative and interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Arizona and among our many partners, the Institute of the Environment links cutting-edge knowledge and know-how with real-world issues to help all societies better understand Earth's natural systems and chart the best course for a more vibrant, sustainable world.

    Photo Credit:

    Marielle Smith

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Annual Report

2013-2014
Highlights include efforts to inform decision makers about drought and climate change in the Southwest, recruitment of a new generation of exceptional environmental leaders of tomorrow through our Carson Scholars Program for outstanding graduate students.
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