The mission of the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate is to advance the understanding of Earth system processes and the interactions among land, atmosphere, and water. Through research, teaching, and extension we seek to:
- improve and protect the quality of soil, air, and water resources in natural and managed ecosystems;
- enhance agricultural and forest productivity and sustainability;
- predict and mitigate impacts of environmental and climate change on ecosystems and society; and
- provide science-based knowledge for improved decision making and a better informed citizenry.