Brunno Cerozi

Biosphere 2 Fellow
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science

Brunno Cerozi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, representing the Science without Borders program of Brazil. Brunno earned his B.S. degree in agronomy and his master’s degree in animal science, both from the University of São Paulo. He has been working with aquaculture for almost a decade and believes that conventional aquaculture and agriculture can be improved to become more sustainable practices. He decided to come to Arizona to study aquaponics, a more sustainable way of producing fish and plants together in a soil-free hydroponic integrated system, in which
nutrients and water are constantly recycled. His Ph.D. research is specifically describing the phosphorus dynamics, mass balance, and alternative ways of enhancing phosphorus availability in an aquaponics system. He is raising tilapia and growing lettuce and tracing inputs, partitioning, and outputs of phosphorus through the system. Brunno Cerozi received his PhD in Soil, Water and Environmental Science in spring 2016.

Accepted Scholar:



Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences