Land and Water Systems

Land and Water Systems provides graduates with science-based skills, training and knowledge in natural resources and environmental sciences and effective communication alternatives. The program addresses the emerging environmental issues of food security, maintenance of ecological services, restoration of degraded lands, climate change adaptation and resource conservation. Students assess the intersection of resource activities, which includes Urbanization, Mining, Agriculture and Forestry through a land and water lens on a local and global scale.


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Black, Thomas Andrew Biometeorology; Soil physics; Microclimate modification
Chanway, Christopher Soil microbiology
Dee, Derek Proteins; Enzymes and Proteins; Agri-food Transformation Products; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Nanomaterials; Nutriceuticals and Functional Foods; Protein Folding; protein aggregation; Biophysics; food chemistry; protein engineering; funtional amyloid; protein nanofibrils; psychrophilic enzymes; aspartic proteases; prions; food proteins; meat analogues
Grayston, Susan Climate change, microbiology, soil science
Krzic, Maja Agriculture; Soil science; Soil science education; Integration of multimedia and soil science
Noack, Frederik Interaction of economic development and the environment
Pratap Singh, Anubhav Agri-food Transformation Products; Nutriceuticals and Functional Foods; food processing; novel non-thermal processing; Functional Foods; pulsed light; high pressure; cold plasma; pasteurization; sterilization; heat transfer; mass transfer; food engineering
Smukler, Sean agriculture, environment, sustainable development, ecosystem services
Stefanska, Barbara Nutrition and Cancer; Breast Cancer; Hepatic Diseases; Gene Regulation and Expression; Epigenetics, Cancer epigenetics, Nutritional epigenomics