Welcome to the Soil and Water Sciences Department blog

This blog will feature the department’s research, teaching and extension programs in soil, water and environmental sciences. The Soil and Water Sciences Department offers comprehensive research and educational programs from the molecular to landscape level involving terrestrial, wetlands and aquatic ecosystems. Related extension programs are designed to meet the changing needs of clientele for improving the productivity of agriculture with environmentally sound management practices, improving water quality, and protecting and conserving natural resources.

The department’s research, teaching, and extension programs are focused in five areas, with broader implications to water quality, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gases, and climate change:

  • Nutrient, Pesticide, and Waste Management
  • Soil, Water, and Aquifer Remediation
  • Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Services
  • Landscape Analysis and Modeling
  • Wetlands and Aquatic Ecosystems

An important component of research and academic programs is training and guiding future scientists. The Elsevier Tropical Connections Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, directed by Dr. Max Teplitski, aims to increase persistence of female post-doctoral scientists in the fields of sustainable management of agricultural and water resources. Tropical Connections Fellows will be blogging about their experiences, and we invite you to read their posts, which are found in the Tropical Connections tab.