Increasing water demand and reduced supplies are stressing communities and ecosystems. We train the next generation of talented, diverse students to solve challenges at the interface of water and ecology, or "ecohydrology". Our faculty and classes prepare students with cutting-edge skills and scientific knowledge needed to solve the most pressing water issues in Nevada and beyond.
Interested in water? Study with researchers who:
- have strong research interest and expertise in the interconnectedness of physical hydrology and how ecosystems function.
- have expertise in mountain hydrology, isotopic tracing of water and nutrients, and plant-soil water interactions.
- conduct research to both advance scientific understanding and solve water management challenges.
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To learn to solve a wide variety of water problems with science. Or, explore other areas of interest below.
Faculty with expertise in water:
Expertise: transport and transformation of nutrients and contaminants through watersheds and the streams that drain them.
Expertise: mercury, trifluoroacetic acid and organophosphate pesticide pollution in water.
Expertise: the interactions among plant, soil and hydrologic processes in terrestrial systems.
Expertise: water sustainability in response to change in the environment and water demand.
Expertise: soil carbon and greenhouse gases in restored mountain meadows, rates and mechanisms of soil methane dynamics in arid environments, plant-soil feedbacks and restoration of old fields in Nevada, and piñon-juniper fuels management on vegetation and soils