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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Microbes in a Desert Cave

Antje Legatzki takes samples in Kartchner Caverns. Photo by Bob Casavant

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Studying Phosphorus Response in Pecans

Phosphorus injection system. Photo by Dr. James Walworth

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Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants

Undergraduate scientist Vicki Chu (left) and KEYS high school intern Venecia Yazzie

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Spotlight People

baarney popkin

Barney Popkin is currently an affiliate/visiting scientist with  Hydrology and Water Resources. He was a Ph.D. student from  1973 to 1976 at the UA in our department, then known  as...