Soil and Water Sciences Department research is conducted in five main Research Areas, each of which is intended to fully integrate research, teaching, and extension activities. The department has committed itself to expertise and resources so that it may make scientific and educational advances in each of these areas.

Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Services

Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Assessment, Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change, Carbon Dynamics and Modeling, Bioenergy, Soil Quality, Microbial and Chemical Diversity, Risk Assessment, and Development and Evaluation of Ecological Indicators.  More>>

Landscape Analysis and Modeling

Pedologic Processes, Landscape Hydrology, Geospatial and Geostatistical Models, Mechanistic Models, Remote Sensing, and Geophysical Imaging.  More>>

Nutrient, Pesticide, and Waste Management

Sustainable Agriculture, Precision Farming, Water Quality and Conservation, Waste Management, Waste Water Reuse, and Nutrient Cycling.  More>>

Soil, Water, and Aquifer Remediation

Fate and Transport of Emerging Contaminants and Toxic Organics and Metals, In Situ Metal Immobilization, Bioremediation, Phytoremediation, Ecosystem Restoration, Molecular Microbial Ecology, Hydrology, and Groundwater Quality.  More>>

Wetlands and Aquatic Ecosystems

Elemental Cycling and Biogeochemistry, Subaqueous Soils, Wetland Delineation, Soil-Water-Plant Relationships, and Restoration of Wetlands and Lakes.  More>>