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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Soil and Water Science

We research and teach about soil, water, and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural, and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.

Since our origins, more than 100 years ago, we have made significant contributions to improving the productivity of Florida’s agriculture, helping protect the state's unique ecosystems, and contributing to soil and water science at national and international levels.

Soil and Water Science Faculty Members

Dr. Mary Lusk
Assistant Professor
Soil and Water Sciences
Urban Water Quality
813-419-6586 | Rm. 129

Dr. Jack Rechcigl
Center Director/Professor
Soil and Water Sciences
813-419-6571 | Rm. 102