Learning Pathways - Water & Soil Resources


The Water and Soil Resources pathway focuses on the complex interplay between water and soil and the effect global change is having on their sustainable use.  Water and soil resources are rapidly becoming the environmental issues of the next century as they both respond to multiple stressors on their use that include climate change, population growth, land use changes and environmental pollution.  To be leaders in this field one must have baseline of skills that include a knowledge base in the physical, chemical and biological processes at play in these environments and the policies that govern their sustainable use and development.


David Fowle, Geology - Lead Faculty Member, Water & Soil Resources
Ford Ballantyne, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Sharon Billings, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Nate Brunsell, Geography
Amy Burgin, Environmental Studies
Greg Cushman, History
Dorothy Daley, Political Science
Jerry DeNoyelles, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Rick Devlin, Geology
Sarah Gregg, History
Robert Hagen, Environmental Studies
Dan Hirmas, Geography
Mark Jakubauskas, Environmental Studies
Bill Johnson, Geography
Kelly Kindscher, Environmental Studies
Edward Martinko, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
David Mechem, Geography
Shannon O’Lear, Geography
Gene Rankey, Geology
Paul Stock, Sociology
Belinda Sturm, Environmental Engineering
Joy Ward, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Suggested Courses

Typically Offered Every Year

Typically Offered Every Two Years

Typically Offered Less Than Every Two Years


PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in enrolling in one of the courses listed above, remember to check the Schedule of Classes or contact the offering department (e.g., Geography & Atmospheric Science) to verify that the course will be offered during the semester in which you plan to enroll in the course.


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