Explore what we research in our soil, water, air and beyond.
Our faculty, staff and students work across a broad and diverse range of environmental science challenges.
Discover what our faculty research in the selected categories below.
Arid and Semi-Arid Agriculture
We develop the foundation for the successful future of agricultural production in arid landscapes.
Climate Change and Drought Impacts
We seek to understand climatic impacts on arid and semi-arid ecosystems and work to increase the resilience of these systems.
Critical Zone Science
We examine subsurface processes and ecosystem-climate interactions.
Environmental Quality, Justice and Health
We engage with impacted communities in scientific research to answer the questions they have about their environment.
We address the urgent need to understand the composition and function of this microscopic world and their global impacts.
We research the intricate transportation, transformation and fate of contaminants in order to solve environmental challenges.
Remediation, Reclamation and Restoration
We focus on developing science-based remediation, reclamation and restoration methods to transform such impacted lands into productive ecosystems.