Projects & Initiatives

Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources (IMR)

The Lowell IMR has been created to advance scientific, technological and educational aspects of mineral discovery, extraction and processing, including the environmental and societal issues that accompany these processes.

Maricopa Agricultural Center

Maricopa Agricultural Center has a goal to develop, deliver, and service the best integrated agricultural technologies for all problems faced by Arizona consumers and producers.

Museum of Natural History

The University of Arizona Museum of Natural History is comprised of five distinct collection and research units: herpetology, ornithology, ichthyology, mammalogy, and marine invertebrates.

National Phenology Network

The USA National Phenology Network uses the Internet to bring together citizen scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators, and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the U.S.

Native Nations Institute

The mission of the Native Nations Institute (NNI) is to assist in the building of capable Native Nations that can effectively pursue and ultimately realize their own political, economic, and community development objectives.

Natural Products Center (NPC)

The NPC conducts interdisciplinary research leading to the discovery and development of useful natural products from plants and micro-organisms.

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability works to ensure that the UA continues to be a leader in sustainability among its peers. They collaborate with partners across the University and throughout the community to coordinate environmental sustainability initiatives and communication.

Poetry Center

The Poetry Center has hosted exhibitions, readings, community classes, lectures, and both visual and audio responses to the environment-art movement. The Poetry Center aims to promote poetic literacy and sustain, enrich, and advance a diverse literary culture.

Program on Economics, Law, and the Environment

The ELE program generates research on contemporary issues related to the use and conservation of environmental and natural resources, taking an innovative interdisciplinary approach to pair economic insights with theory, institutions, and practice of law.

Red Rock Agricultural Center (RRAC)

RRAC conducts large-scale field research projects in plant breeding, weed control, plant pathology, insect management, fertility & nitrogen management, soil conservation, alternative crops, and other areas of agronomic interest.

Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed (RAFT)

The UA RAFT testbed contains three 600-L open raceway growth systems and two larger scale raceway cultivation systems for small- and large-scale algae cultivation experiments, which include capabilities for low-heat solar-powered pumping, sumps to store cultures at night to conserve heat and increase winter productivity, and for harvesting biomass and recycling media.

Santa Rita Experimental Range

The Santa Rita Experimental Range is a 52,000-acre range-- the longest continuously active rangeland research facility and among the 5 oldest biological field stations in the United States. It supports research on endangered species and ecosystems.

School of Sustainable Engineered Systems

The School of Sustainable Engineered Systems will be a leader in the improved design of linkages between our natural and engineered systems to sustainably provide material resources, water, energy, infrastructure, and manufactured products through innovative education, research, and outreach.

Southwest Center

The Southwest Center seeks to define, illuminate, and present, through research, teaching, and publishing, the character of the Greater Southwest: the heartland of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua, and its peripheries.

Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC)

The SW CASC provides objective scientific information, tools, and techniques that land, water, wildlife, and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change impacts in the southwestern U.S.