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Currently seeking PhD students – send inquiries to hoori.ajami@ucr.edu

Hoori AjamiHoori Ajami
Assistant Professor of Groundwater Hydrology

2322 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4778
E-mail: hoori.ajami@ucr.edu

Catchment Hydrology; surface water-groundwater interactions; distributed hydrologic modeling including integrated land surface–groundwater models; geographic information systems.

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Michael AndersonMichael Anderson
Professor of Environmental Chemistry

218 Science Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3757
E-mail: michael.anderson@ucr.edu

Nutrient cycling in lakes and reservoirs; surface water quality modeling; chemistry of solid-water interfaces.

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Roya BahreiniRoya Bahreini
Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science

2318 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4506
E-mail: Roya.Bahreini@ucr.edu

Airborne, ground-based, and laboratory measurements of aerosol composition and microphysical properties; Air quality; Aerosol direct and indirect effects on climate.

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David CrohnDavid Crohn
Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences

2316 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3333
E-mail: david.crohn@ucr.edu

Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment; biosolids management; composting.

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Jay GanJay Gan
Professor of Environmental Chemistry

210 Science Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2712
E-mail: jianying.gan@ucr.edu

Fate, transport, and mitigation of pesticides in the environment; water pollution and prevention.

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Robert GrahamRobert Graham

Professor of Soil Mineralogy

2312 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3751
E-mail: robert.graham@ucr.edu

Weathering, properties, and behavior of soil minerals; soil genesis; pedologic processes; ecosystem roles of soils and weathered bedrock; wildland soils.

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Currently seeking graduate students – send inquiries to andrew.gray@ucr.edu

Andrew GrayAndrew B. Gray

Assistant Professor of Watershed Hydrology

212 Sciences Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-6159
E-mail: andrew.gray@ucr.edu

Watershed sediment dynamics, paleoenvironmental analysis, geomorphology of estuaries, and environmental impacts of fluvial sediments.

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Graduate research assistantship is available for qualified PhD students. Highly talented and motivated individuals are encouraged to apply! – send inquiries to amirh@ucr.edu

Amir HaghverdiAmir Haghverdi
Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist/ Scientist of Integrated Urban Water Management

2326 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4774
E-mail: amir.haghverdi@ucr.edu

Irrigation water management, Salinity & deficit irrigation, Site-specific irrigation; Precision agriculture, Remote sensing; Data mining, Machine learning, Optimization, GIS; Soil hydrology

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Highly motivated students are welcome to contact Francesca Hopkins by email to discuss available Ph.D. student positions

Francesca HopkinsFrancesca Hopkins
Assistant Professor of Climate Change and Sustainability
Assistant Climate Change Scientist

216 Science Labs I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4781
E-mail: fhopkins@ucr.edu

Keith KnappKeith Knapp
Professor of Environmental Economics

2319 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4195
E-mail: keith.knapp@ucr.edu

Environmental, agricultural, and natural resource economics.

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Graduate student positions are currently available. Please contact Ying-Hsuan Lin via email for more information.

Ying-Hsuan LinYing-Hsuan Lin
Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology

318 Science Labs I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

E-mail: ying-hsuan.lin@ucr.edu

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Daniel SchlenkDaniel Schlenk
Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology

316 Science Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2018
E-mail: daniel.schlenk@ucr.edu

Fate and effects of pesticides, pharmaceutical and emerging contaminants on fish and wildlife.

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James SickmanJames Sickman

Department Chair

Professor of Hydrology

2324 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4552
E-mail: james.sickman@ucr.edu

Biogeochemistry of rivers, lakes and watershed. Limnology of high elevation and high latitude lakes.

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Jiri SimunekJirka Šimunek

Graduate Advisor

Professor of Soil Physics

2320 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-7854
E-mail: jiri.simunek@ucr.edu

Numerical modeling of vadose zone processes; vadose zone hydrology; soil physics.

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David C. VolzDavid C. Volz
Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology

314 Science Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4450 
E-mail: david.volz@ucr.edu

Developmental toxicology; alternatives to regulatory toxicity testing; chemicals policy and regulation.

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Loasheng WuLaosheng Wu

Department Vice Chair

Professor of Soil Physics

2314 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4664
E-mail: laosheng.wu@ucr.edu

Irrigation water management; soil physics.

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Marylynn YatesMarylynn V Yates
Professor of Environmental Microbiology

312 Science Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2358
E-mail: marylynn.yates@ucr.edu

Water and wastewater microbiology; pathogens in groundwater and surface water.

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Samantha YingSamantha Ying
Assistant Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry

214 Science Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4505
E-mail: samantha.ying@ucr.edu 

Fate, transport, and bioavailability of organic and inorganic compounds in soils

Cooperating Faculty Members

Emma L. Aronson Emma L. Aronson
Assistant Professor of Microbiology

3411 Boyce Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4201
E-mail: emma.aronson@ucr.edu

Soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry

Kenneth BaerenklauKenneth Baerenklau
Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy

4139 Interdisciplinary South
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2628
E-mail: ken.baerenklau@ucr.edu

Environmental and natural resource economics and policy.

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Ariel DinarAriel Dinar
Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy

4135 Interdisciplinary South
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4526
E-mail: ariel.dinar@ucr.edu

Water policy, water and the environment, economic incentives, transboundary water management, water institutions, water and strategic behavior; climate change and water resource management.

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Kurt SchwabeKurt Schwabe
Professor of Environmental Economics

4147 Interdisciplinary South
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2361
E-mail: kurt.schwabe@ucr.edu

Alternative strategies for pollution control; environmental and natural resource valuation.

Emeritus Faculty

Chris Amrhein Christopher Amrhein
Professor of Soil Chemistry, Emeritus

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

E-mail: christopher.amrhein@ucr.edu

 

Janet AreyJanet Arey
Research Chemist and Professor, Emeritus

E-mail: janet.arey@ucr.edu

 

 

Roger AtkinsonRoger Atkinson
Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Emeritus

E-mail: roger.atkinson@ucr.edu

 

Andrew ChangAndrew Chang
Professor, Emeritus

E-mail: andrew.chang@ucr.edu

 

 

David CrowleyDavid Crowley
Professor of Soil Microbiology, Emeritus

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
E-mail: david.crowley@ucr.edu

Walter FarmerWalter Farmer
Professor of Soil Science, Emeritus

E-mail: walter.farmer@ucr.edu

 

William FrankenbergerWilliam Frankenberger
Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry, Emeritus

E-mail: william.frankenberger@ucr.edu

 

William JuryWilliam Jury
Distinguished Professor of Soil Physics and Soil Physicist, Emeritus

E-mail: william.jury@ucr.edu 

 

Lanny LundLanny Lund
Professor, Emeritus




 

James OsterJames Oster
Soil and Water Specialist, Emeritus

Telephone: 909-224-6785
E-mail: james.oster@ucr.edu

 

Albert PageAlbert Page
Professor, Emeritus

2310 Geology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3433
E-mail: albert.page@ucr.edu

David ParkerDavid Parker
Professor of Soil Science, Emeritus

206 Science Lab I
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-5126
E-mail: david.parker@ucr.edu

Roberto Sanchez RodríguezRoberto Sánchez-Rodríguez
Professor of Environmental Sciences, Emeritus

E-mail: 

 

Henry Vaux, Jr.Henry Vaux, Jr.
Professor of Resource Economics and Resource Economist, Emeritus Chair, Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Telephone: 510-232-2340
E-mail: vaux@are.berkeley.edu

Paul ZiemannPaul Ziemann
Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Emeritus


E-mail: paul.ziemann@ucr.edu

 

In Memoriam

John LeteyJohn Letey (1933 - 2014)
Distinguished Professor of Soil Physics & Soil Physicist

 "Letey was instrumental in establishing the Environmental Sciences undergraduate major at UCR, which was among the first of its kind in the United States." - In Memoriam: John Letey

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