Research Areas

Climate
Science

We study the interactions between the atmosphere and natural and agricultural ecosystems, and examine how that interaction influences our water resources, food production and society.

Climate Badge
Glen with Mesonet Station

Environmental
Science

We work to understand and solve environmental challenges worldwide and remediate ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged or contaminated.

Environmental Badge
Drew and Students

Conservation
Science

We study ecosystems and the plants and animals who thrive or flounder there, with a focus on making discoveries that inform natural resource management decisions.

Conservation Badge
Dana on drilling rig

Spatial
Science

We use spatial technologies, such as GIS, to study and understand complex environmental and societal issues and the spatial patterns and processes underlying them.

Spatial Badge
Preparing Hurculeas

Water
Science

We work to sustain high quality water supplies, resolve conflicts among users, and restore water quality when it has been degraded, damaged or contaminated from human activity or natural agents.

Water Badge
Jess and Student