Arid and Semi-Arid Agriculture

We research soil in arid and semi-arid agriculture

We develop the foundation for the successful future of agricultural production in arid landscapes.

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Climate Change and Drought Impacts

We study climate change and drought impacts in Arizona and beyond

We seek to understand climatic impacts on arid and semi-arid ecosystems and work to increase their resilience.

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Critical Zone Science

We research the Earths critical zone

We examine subsurface processes and ecosystem-climate interactions crucial to our natural habitat.

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Environmental Quality, Justice and Health

We research environmental quality, health and justice in local communities

We engage with impacted communities in scientific research to answer the questions they have about their environment.

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Microbial Ecology

We research microbes in the environment

We address the urgent need to understand the composition and function of this microscopic world and their global impacts.

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Pollution Dynamics

We study pollution dynamics

We research the intricate transportation, transformation and fate of contaminants to better understand pollution.

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Remediation, Reclamation and Restoration

We research remediation, reclaimation and restoration of landscapes

We develop science-based remediation, reclamation and restoration methods to transform impacted lands into productive ecosystems.

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Water Quality, Security and Sustainability

We research water quality

We work towards a sustainable future for our water.

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Check out our Science Spotlights to see snapshots for the field, lab and beyond to learn more about the kind of research and outreach we do in our department.