Research at DRI

DRI's research calls on the expertise and methods of scientists from multiple scientific disciplines. More than 400 highly-skilled scientists, engineers, technicians, and students are collaboratively focused on understanding and answering critical environmental science questions about global climate change, water quality and availability, air quality, sustainability of desert lands, life in extreme environments, and more.

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DRI's reputation is built on our expertise in air, water, Earth, and ecosystem sciences and our diverse faculty work in more than 40 scientific fields with expertise addressing the challenges facing today's society.

Atmosoheric Sciences
Earth and  Ecosystem Sciences
Hydrologic Sciences

Climate data and Services

Fire Sciences

water sustainability

Data Analytics and Cybersecurity

Public Health and the Environment

Advanced Autonomous Systems Research