Projects & Initiatives

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

The NSF-UA Accelerator Mass Spectrometry facility is dedicated to the study of cosmogenic isotopes, with special emphasis on radiocarbon, 14C. The laboratory acts both as an analytical resource to the general community and as a research and training center.

Advanced Resource Technology Group (ART)

ART is an approved service center at The University of Arizona providing GIS related services. Specifically, they provide assistance in GIS project development, data acquisition, and spatial analysis.

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice

The Haury Program supports an array of programming to further research, education, and partnerships for socially just solutions to environmental problems.

Arizona Institute for Resilience (AIR)

AIR coordinates interdisciplinary groups of faculty, students and projects across the University of Arizona’s campus, from climate science to public policy, law, the arts, water resources and beyond. AIR explores and develops solutions with campus and community partners that will serve human and natural communities across the globe. 

Arizona Laboratory For Emerging Contaminants (ALEC)

ALEC provides critical data for public health decision making and water sustainability with their analyses of environmental contaminants such as lead, arsenic, TCE, and PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances).

Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC)

APMC is an umbrella organization within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, whose goal is to create a working environment in which the science and implementation of Integrated Pest Management can thrive in Arizona.

Arizona Remote Sensing Center (ARSC)

ARSC works on wide range of international, national, regional, and local projects in which advanced airborne and satellite remote sensing data and other geospatial information technologies are utilized to help address both fundamental and applied issues in natural resource management.

Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum’s expansive collections are among the most notable resources in the world for research and study of Native peoples of the American Southwest and northern Mexico that cuts across many disciplines, including archaeology, ethnology, ethnohistory, materials science, climate science, and related fields.

BIO5 Institute

BIO5 aims to harness the collaborative power of five main disciplines—agriculture, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and science—to find bold solutions to address major challenges in the biosciences, biomedicine and biotechnology affecting humanity today.

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 serves as a unique large-scale experimental apparatus housing seven model ecosystems with active research by teams of multidisciplinary scientists.

Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science group (BBCS)

BBCS is a cross-campus initiative that addresses the interdisciplinary scientific and societal grand challenges associated with developing and implementing the emerging transitions needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It draws on campus strengths in conservation, human health biodiversity, and societal well-being.

Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology

BARA is a unique academic research unit that strives to place anthropology at the service of contemporary society, prepare the next generation of professional anthropologists, advance knowledge of the human condition, and address the pressing issues of local communities.

Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory

The UA-led Santa Catalina Mountains and Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory aims to improve understanding of the function, structure, and co-evolution of biota, soils, and landforms that comprise the critical zone by examining and measuring geomorphic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical interactions within it.

Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS)

CCASS brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of climate change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making.

Center for Creative Photography (CCP)

CCP is an archive and research center that retains the archives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, and other great 20th century photographers.