Soils and Biogeochemistry

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes that govern the quality, behavior and distribution of soils in relation to landform evolution, geochemical environments, and organism habitats. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in soils and soil-plant relations, as well as the mineral nutrition of plants in the context of irrigated agriculture.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies

Major Code
GSBG

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Jan 15, 2023
General: May 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Shila Ruiz
(530) 752-1669 | shruiz@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Anthony O'Geen
(530) 752-2155 | atogeen@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Majdi Abou Najm
Land Air & Water Resources
mabounajm@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Amelie Gaudin
Plant Sciences
(530) 752-1212 | agaudin@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Cristina Lazcano Larkin
Land Air & Water Resources
clazcano@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Anthony O'Geen
Land Air & Water Resources
(530) 752-2155 | atogeen@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Kate Scow
Land Air & Water Resources
kmscow@ucdavis.edu