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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ENVS 454/554 Water Harvesting Class

Students prepare catchment basins for planting fruit trees

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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

Dr. Abbaszadegan joined the department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University in 1999 having spent more than six years as a Microbiology Research Manager at American Water Company. Abbaszadegan is a...