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  • William C. Fairbank*

    Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences

    Research Areas: Agricultural Engineering

    Departments/Programs: Environmental Sciences 

    Education: B.S., UC Davis

  • Keith C. Knapp*
    Keith Knapp

    Professor Emeritus of Resource Economics

    Research Areas: Irrigation management, salinity and drainage problems in the San Joaquin Valley; Renewable resource management with an emphasis on groundwater; Agricultural markets and the implications of exhaustible resources for economic growth.

    Departments/Programs: Environmental Sciences 

    Education: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1980

  • John Letey*
    John Letey

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil Physics and Soil Physicist

    • Former Director, University of California Center for Water Resources
    • Chair, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UCR, 1975-1980


    Research Areas: Transport phenomena in soils; Optimal irrigation water management; Water repellency of soils; Polymers and soil structure; Pesticide transport.

    Departments/Programs: Environmental Sciences 

    Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1959

  • Lanny Lund
    Laney Lund

    Professor Emeritus of Soil Science

    • Chair, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UCR, 1985-1990 and 1997-1999
    • Associate Dean, Agricultural Experiment Station, CNAS UCR, 1990-1996
    • Associate Dean, Cooperative Extension, CNAS UCR, 1993-1996


    Research Areas: Soil Morphology and Classification

    Departments/Programs: Environmental Sciences 

    Education: Ph.D., Purdue University, 1971

  • Parker F. Pratt*

    Professor Emeritus of Soil Science

    • Former Chair, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UCR
    • Director, USDA Salinity Laboratory (1986)


    Research Areas: Soil Science

    Departments/Programs: Environmental Sciences 

    Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University

  • Henry J. Vaux Jr.
    Henry J Vaux Jr

    Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Natural Resource Economics

    • Director, Water Resources Center, University of California, 1986-1993
    • Associate Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, 1992-2004
    • Former Chair, Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy


    Research Areas: Economics of water resource, water policy

    Departments/Programs: Environmental Sciences 

    Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1973

* Deceased

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