College of Science

Biosphere 2 WALD members (from left): UA assistant professor Laura Meredith, University of Freiburg professor Christiane Werner, University of Texas - Austin assistant professor Pawel Misztal and University of Freiburg postdoctoral fellow Ines Bamberger. (Photo: Laura Meredith)
Sept. 13, 2019
Drought will soon descend on the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 rain forest, and an international research team will be ready with an array of instruments to record what unfurls under the glass.
Local variations in topography could buffer saguaros from the harsh realities of climate change.
Sept. 10, 2019
Researchers found that variations in Tumamoc Hill’s topography interacted with climate fluctuations to produce unexpected demographic patterns in the saguaro population.
Natasha Cornejo
Sept. 9, 2019
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland has awarded doctoral student in the University of Arizona Department of Chemistry and Biochemisty and her thesis adviser a Gilliam Fellowship. The fellowship aims to support students and advisers in efforts to advance research, leadership and diversity in science fields.
Brian Enquist, Vanessa Buzzard and Amanda Henderson taking a break from setting up a plot at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Barro Colorado Island in the Panama canal in 2012. (Courtesy: Brian Enquist)
Sept. 4, 2019
UA researchers found a link between temperature and plant and microbe communities within forests, which will help predict how ecosystems might respond to climate changes.
Co-inventor Colleen Janczak uses a fluorescent light to illuminate the new nanomaterials. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Aug. 29, 2019
UA inventions from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and BIO5 are allowing for a deeper understanding of complex biological processes and opening possibilities for more precise disease diagnosis and treatment.
Black vultures and Andean condors are carnivorous birds that specialize on consuming carrion. (Photo: Cristian Román-Palacios/University of Arizona)
Aug. 21, 2019
An in-depth look into the deep history of how animals evolved their dietary preferences over the last 800 million years led UA researchers to some unexpected discoveries.
Oil well pump jack from the late 1800s in southern Ontario, Canada. (Photo: Jennifer McIntosh)
Aug. 16, 2019
New research reports that conventional oil and gas production activities inject more water underground than hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional petroleum-production methods.
An artist's conception of two merging neutron stars creating ripples in space time known as gravitational waves. (Image: NASA)
Aug. 14, 2019
University of Arizona researchers are using the Catalina Sky Survey’s near-Earth object telescopes to locate the optical counterparts to gravitational waves triggered by massive mergers.
Students from Kyoto University in Japan and across Arizona participated in hands-on research in Biosphere 2's ocean biome. (Photo: Martin Pepper)
Aug. 14, 2019
Ten students from Japan and Arizona gathered for the first official Space Camp Biosphere 2, where they designed Biosphere 3 to sustain human life on Mars.