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.

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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