Research and Outreach Units/Laboratories
ERL is an off-campus University of Arizona facility and an established leader of environmental research and education in arid regions. The overall goal of ERL is to improve the health, welfare and living standards of communities in desert areas through the application of appropriate and sustainable technologies. ERL houses administrative facilities for the National Science Foundation Water and Environmental Technology Center and laboratory facilities for the University of Arizona National Science Foundation Water Quality Center. Visit the website for more details about the programs.
The WQC Laboratory is located in the Fleischmann Building of the Environmental Research Laboratory, an off-campus University of Arizona facility. The Lab focuses on water quality and is equipped to perform state-of-the-art chemical and biological analyses. Chemical analyses include metals, salts, alkalinity, anions and dissolved organic carbon. Biological analyses include bacterial and viral pathogens and indicator organisms. The Lab also performs assays on other environmental samples including soils, wastes, effluents, and plant materials. The Water Quality Lab only supports research, teaching, and extension programs, as well as special projects at the University of Arizona. Visit the website for further details about the services offered.
CEPM provides high quality physical and mineralogical characterization of earth surface and other porous materials. Capabilities include qualitative and quantitative identification of mineral phases, thermal analysis of mineral and organic materials, particle and pore size distributions, surface area, liquid adsorption and retention properties, and saturated and unsaturated hydrodynamic properties. The center also provides expertise in in-situ characterization and monitoring of vadose zone processes. Visit the website for further details about the services offered.
The Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants is located at the University of Arizona to assist faculty, student and staff researchers working in the field of water sustainability to detect, quantify and speciate organic and inorganic micro-pollutants--including dissolved and nanoparticulate components in complex environmental matrices.
Some SWES Research Programs maintain individual websites. Links to these sites are provided below
and Pathogen Transport and Fate
The current research interests of the SWES faculty can be broadly organized into three areas:
The majority of SWES faculty work on interdisciplinary projects that are focused on or related to water quality. Thus, SWES plays a major role in water quality research and water management in the State of Arizona.
Current areas of research programs are presented in alphabetical order.
Links to SWES Research Websites (in alphabetical order)
SWES research projects on YouTube
- Arizona Meterorological Network (AZMET)
- Arizona Crop Information Site (ACIS)
- Aquatic Ecology Program
- Climate Science Applications Program
- Contaminant Transport Group
- Dr. Maier's Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
- The Environmental Chemistry Lab
- Kartchner Caverns Microbial Observatory (National Science Foundation)
- Rasmussen's Environmental Pedology Lab
- Remote Sensing
- Soil Fertility
- Soil Science Society of America Soil Physics Division S-1
Resources Research Center
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