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Research Programs

Groundwater Research Projects at UC Davis

Hydrologic Sciences faculty: groundwater hydrology, vadose zone hydrology, soil water science, irrigation engineering, and watershed hydrology.

Research in the Groundwater Program of UC Cooperative Extension: groundwater modeling, conjunctive use, risk analysis, ag impact on groundwater quality, flow and transport in heterogeneous porous systems, pathogen transport.

Soils & Biogeochemistry faculty: soil physics, soil fertility, soil microbiology, biodegradation of contaminants in soils, aqueous geochemistry, to name a few.

Geology research areas: among others, on environmental geology, fluvial morphology, and geophysics.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Groups: contaminant modeling, fate of contaminants in the subsurface, water resources systems analysis, etc.

Chemical Engineering faculty: fluid flow in porous media, multiphase transport, nanoscale processes.

Environmental Science and Policy: research groups in watershed science, remote sensing of the environment, lake ecology (limnology), theoretical ecology, and biodiversity.

The UC Davis Campus Air and Water Faculty Research Symposium gives a cross-section of the research work in water (and air) related topics.

The John Muir Institute of the Environment is an integrated program which serves to encourage, coordinate, and facilitate interdisciplinary environmental research projects at the University of California, Davis. Several Research Centers and Programs operate within the framework of the Institute.