Hazardous pollution is not distributed uniformly across the landscape, but rather frequently localized in “hot spots” of industrial activity such as mining, organic solvent usage, or leaking underground storage tanks. Even in the absence of contamination, landscapes (like ranchland or agricultural land) can be degraded by inappropriate management practices.

Our faculty are experts in:

  • characterization and monitoring of polluted environments 
  • reclamation and restoration of disturbed lands 
  • remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater

Click on the profiles to learn more about who we are and what we research in reclamation, remediation and restoration.

Janick Artiola

Janick F. Artiola

Associate Professor (retired)

Associate Research Scientist (retired)


Jon Chorover

Jon Chorover

Department Head


Arizona Lab for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC)

Katerina Dontsova

Katerina Dontsova

Associate Professor

Associate Research Professor, Biosphere 2

Raina M. Maier

Raina M. Maier


Director, UA Superfund Research Program

Monica Diane Ramirez-Andreotta

Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta

Assistant Professor

Director, Project Harvest

Director, Gardenroots

James Walworth

James "Jim" Walworth


Extension Specialist

(retired) Associate Department Head