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.


Taking Students To New Places

SWES Summer Study Abroad Class

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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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Hiking the Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon

Bradley Schmitz, a student working with Dr. Ian Pepper and Dr. Charles Gerba

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Spotlight People

Lydia Jennings, a Ph.D student in the laboratory of Dr. Raina M. Maier in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, has been awarded a 2015...