Welcome to the UC Davis Soil Resource Laboratory. Our research covers many aspects of soil science including:

  • Soil genesis and morphology
  • Rangeland soils
  • Hydropedology
  • Water quality and constructed wetlands
  • Soil-landscape relationships and modeling
  • Watershed-scale digital soil mapping and quantitative pedology
  • Repackaging soil survey into interactive decision support tools
  • Soil survey related outreach, including one of the first online soil surveys, SoilWeb

For more information about the people in our lab, please click on the "People" link at the top of the page.The content on this website is frequently updated. Please utilize our RSS feeds to stay informed of progress. Here is a list of RSS aggregator software packages.

News & Events

We have a new decision support tool app. The Soil Agricultural Groundwater Banking Index. It can be used to identify soils best suited for on-farm groundwater recharge. You can find it on the apps page.

Job Opportunity: Specialist

The mission of the Soil Resource Lab is to repackage National Cooperative Soil Survey data into user friendly online apps and decision support tools. The lab is seeking a highly qualified applicant to manage our complex digital soil survey database, construct and upkeep soil survey apps and create online interactive maps to support land use decision making. Complete job description


Toby O'Geen, Ph.D.
Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources
University of California, Davis