The College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences' world-class research is rooted in Arizona yet has impact around the globe.
Basic and applied research improves productivity and increases the quality, composition, safety, and desirability of animal products as well as the use of integrated and sustainable production systems compatible with arid environments.
Life sciences research topics include consumer and marketplace behavior, global and national trade activities, economic analyses of food and natural resources plus the economic analysis and resource allocation of businesses, governments and the environments in which market participants operate.
Environment, Energy & Natural Resources
Environmental science topics include the protection, enhancement and sustainable use of soil, air and water and the conservation, management, and use of natural resources (wildlife, fisheries, rangelands, forests, watersheds, and flora and fauna ecosystems).
Families & Communities
Family studies research topics delve into the economic, social, psychological, and biological factors affecting individuals, families and groups over their lifespan.
Health & Food Safety
The application of life sciences research extends to human health promotion, disease prevention, microbial and chemical food safety plus nutrition and physical activity in the prevention of human disease and health promotion.
Apply multiple disciplines to investigate the relationships between animals, the environment, and humans to improve human and environmental health.
Plant, Insect & Microbe Systems
Agricultural research topics include the biology and production of plants used for food, fiber, livestock feed, industrial products and for environmental and aesthetic purposes, plus the interrelationships between insects, plants, and humans.