Deborah Huntzinger, PhD

Deborah  Huntzinger Assistant Professor
Northern Arizona University
Civil and Environmental Engineering/School of Earth Science & Environmental Sustainability
Blg 19 Rm #007
Phone: 928-523-1669
Fax: 948-523-7423

Deborah Huntzinger's Vita



  • PhD Geological Engineering, 2006, Michigan Technological University 
  • ME Geological Engineering, 2001, Colorado School of Mines 
  • BS Geological Engineering, 1998, Michigan Technological University 

Research interests

Dr. Huntzinger’s research interests focus on improving the understanding of complex environmental systems and our ability to forecast their future variability. Her current research interests include:

  • The integration and comparison of model estimates and in situ data to advance the understanding of the biosphere’s contribution, both spatially and temporally, to land-atmosphere carbon exchange;
  • The use of atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements to evaluate process-based biogeochemistry models; and
  • The use of industrial waste materials and mineral carbonation to capture carbon emissions from industry (

Research focus areas

Climate change, terrestrial carbon cycling, coupled-carbon-climate systems, mineral carbonation, carbon sequestration, and sustainability


ENV 591 Science and Management of Greenhouse Gases

ENV 698 Climate Science and Solutions seminar

EGR 501 Topics is Sustainable Systems