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James Saiers, PhD

Clifton R. Musser Professor at the School of the Environment and Professor of Geology and Geophysics

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James Saiers, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    195 Prospect Street

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Saiers studies freshwater quality and supply. He runs experiments, collects observations, and develops models to illuminate how human activities affect the chemical composition of drinking-water resources and alter freshwater flows within aquifers, wetlands, and river basins. His recent research projects address water-quality impacts of fossil-fuel development, carbon and nutrient transport through watersheds, radionuclide migration in groundwater, and climate-change effects on water resources in Africa.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Virginia, Environmental Sciences (1995)
  • MS
    University of Virginia, Environmental Sciences (1991)
  • BS
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Geology (1989)

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