The Department of Soil Science is the oldest and likely most renowned soil science department in the USA, and perhaps even in the world. We are home to degrees in soil and environmental sciences. Our department’s research mission includes cycling of water, energy, elements and the sustainability of natural and managed ecosystems. Our environmental research and education, focuses on the solid-liquid interfaces, transformation, and fate of current and emerging contaminants in soil from industrial, urban, and agricultural sources.Alfred Hartemink, Department Chair
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Jingyi Huang, Recipient of Vilas Award
Alfred Hartemink Honored
From The Soil Health Institute
The department of Soil Science has a rich history with lots to explore. We encourage all to learn about what Soil Science has done over the years.