Welcome to the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science.

We are part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Our students, faculty and staff are involved in teaching, research and extension in our community, as well as worldwide.


Influence of soil microbes on global climate

Abisko National Park, just north of the Arctic Circle, is a UA research site

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Experimental planning in ALEC

Abrell outlines a mass spectrometry experiment for students in ALEC

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Lydia Jennings's at SWESx

Evaluating waste rock materials for biogeochemical indicators of soil formation in AZ

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Study Abroad - Ecuador, Namibia and Australia

SWES 495F/595F

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Spotlight People

Rebecca Lybrand, SWES Ph.D. graduate, has produced a YouTube video about soil. The title of the video is

Soil, Not Dirt: Connecting Soils, Plants, and Climate in the Southwest US

The production is the result of a project...