The Biosphere 2 provides the unique opportunity to study ecosystems under controlled conditions.
Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
The Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (DSCESU) is a cooperative network of federal, university, and nongovernmental agencies studying and managing natural and cultural resources across the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. The DSCESU was formed in 2000, and encompasses the Sonoran, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts. The DSCESU is hosted by the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.
USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is a collaborative entity among the University of Arizona, the U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wildlife Management Institute. Cooperative Unit scientists conduct research that addresses the information needs of the state and federal agency partners on natural resource questions; participate in the education of graduate students destined to become natural resource managers and scientists; provide technical assistance and consultation to parties who have legitimate interests in natural resource issues; and provide continuing education for natural resource professionals.
USGS Sonoran Desert Research Station
The Sonoran Desert Research Station (SDRS), part of the US Geological Survey's Southwest Biological Science Center, conducts basic and applied research. SDRS investigations provide quality scientific information relevant to conservation and management of the nation's biological resources, with emphasis on species and ecosystems of southwestern North America. SDRS collaborates with SNRE faculty to gather, manage, and provide natural resource data to land managers throughout the desert region.
USGS Southwest Climate Center
The Center’s goal is to provide federal, state and local land managers access to the best science available on climate change and other landscape-scale stressors of the nation’s natural and cultural resources.
USA National Phenology Network
The USA National Phenology Network brings 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 United States.