Timothy J. Finan is the director for the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and chairs the Committee on Global Change which offers an interdisciplinary PhD minor. His research involves applied anthropology, especially development anthropology, economic anthropology, macro-micro linkages, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Arabian peninsula. His interests include the impacts of policy reform on local communities, household food security, agricultural and nomadic adaptations in arid lands, and research methodology.
Don Falk’s research focuses on fire history, fire ecology, dendroecology, and restoration ecology, including multi-scale studies of fire as an ecological and physical phenomenon. His publications include numerous journal articles and three books on conservation genetics and restoration of endangered species, including Restoring Diversity (Island Press, 1996) and the recently-released Foundations of Restoration Ecology, published in 2006 also by Island Press.
Owen Davis is a professor in Geosciences. His research interests include the past ecology and climate of arid regions and studying the pollen and plant fossils preserved in the sediments of lakes, marshes, and caves. Current projects include the development of the North American deserts, solar variability and climate change, the history of southwestern wetlands, and archaeological palynology.
Michael Crimmins is an associate professor in the Department of Soil, Water, & Environmental Science and a Climate Science Extension Specialist for University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. In his Extension position he serves as a liaison between the climate research community at the University of Arizona and the communities across Arizona by communicating research findings through education and outreach programs and identifying applied climate research needs. He is an applied climatologist with training in meteorology, climatology, and physical geography.
Stephen Cornell specializes in political economy and cultural sociology and has written widely on ethnic and race relations, collective identity, and policy issues related to Indigenous peoples. He has worked closely with Native nations and organizations in the so-called CANZUS countries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States) on self-government and economic development challenges.
WIlliam Conant is a Research Professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Department with research interests in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, radiative transfer in the atmosphere, global climate change, ocean heat budget/ocean-atmosphere interactions, and cloud-aerosol-biosphere interactions
Dr. Andrew C. Comrie is an interdisciplinary climate scientist and geographer. His research is focused on connections that link climate with health, pathogens and vectors as well as atmospheric environmental issues in general. He has published widely in specialized and interdisciplinary international journals. His specific expertise includes climate and health, synoptic climatology, urban and regional air pollution, climate variability and change in the Southwest United States, and techniques for mapping climate and environmental information.
Andrew Cohen studies lake deposits to interpret environmental and ecological history. He has used fossil and recent crustaceans and mollusks and sedimentary records to study a variety of subjects such as the geological history of lake basins, the evolution of endemic invertebrates that live in lakes, the history of human impacts on lake ecosystems and the use of long lake sediment drill core records to understand the environmental context of human origins. Most of his research has concentrated on lakes and lake deposits of the East African rift system.
Jon Chorover's research involves lab and field experiments on natural soils, estuarine sediments and constituent phases in aqueous systems in order to better understand their role in controlling biogeochemical cycles and environmental quality. Primary focus areas presently include organic chemistry of soils and sediments, macromolecule-surface interactions in bacterial adhesion, reactivity of radioisotopes (137Cs and 90Sr) in thevadose zone, and soil weathering (age and climate) sequences in Hawaii.
Nader Chalfoun's research interests include energy conservation, passive solar architecture, outdoor environmental comfort, green building materials, and sustainable architecture.