Using Green Infrastructure to Maximize Ecosystem Functions and Services in Cities

This project involves the monitoring of rain basin green infrastructure (GI) elements at Biosphere 2 (B2). The goals of this project are to: (1) investigate BMPs for storm water harvesting, (2) demonstrate to the public and UA students simple approaches to storm water management, and (3) reduce the water consumption at B2 for landscaping. This project has research, education, and outreach objectives. The project also provides opportunities for UA students to learn about GI, to participate in rain basin installation, and to gain skills in ecological research and environmental monitoring. 

Guide Code: 
GEG37
Location Information: 

32540 S Biosphere Rd Oracle, AZ 85739 (Biosphere 2)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Biosphere 2

Project Theme: 
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Science Engagement
Water
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2012

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.