James E. Saiers

Clifton R. Musser Professor of Hydrology

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Tel: 203 432-5121
Fax: 203 432-3051

Faculty Support
Ben Walter, 203-432-5117, 203-432-5478

Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

James E. Saiers is on leave.
2017-2018 Academic Year


B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia

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Professor Saiers studies water 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. This research is executed collaboratively with students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty from Yale and other Universities. Professor Saiers' teaching addresses various applied and theoretical aspects of surface water and groundwater hydrology.