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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City Trees Cool Down Urban Areas

An article by former student Christopher Ferlin

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Desert Ecology and Conservation Biology Class

Tom Wilson, teaching in Namibia. Photo by Michaela Brumbaugh

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Microbes in a Desert Cave

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

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Spotlight People

Andri Rachmadi

Andri Rachmadi  is a graduate student in Dr. Charles Gerba’s  research laboratory. His research interests include environmental microbiology, genetic diversity of pathogenic...