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Soils and Biogeochemistry

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.


Program Address

Land, Air and Water Resources
1152 Plant & Environmental Sciences Building
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1669
(530) 752-1552

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
May 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Land Air & Water Resources
  • 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2023

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Land Air & Water Resources
  • 06/27/2019 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 03/29/2019 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Land Air & Water Resources
  • 03/29/2019 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • Land Air & Water Resources
  • 03/29/2019 to 08/31/2020

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies