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 the circulation of water and the movement of waterborne chemicals in surface and subsurface environments. One element of his research centers on quantifying the effects that interactions between hydrological and geochemical processes have on the migration of contaminants in groundwater. Another focus is on the dynamics of surface water and groundwater flow in wetlands and the response of fluid flow characteristics to changes in climate and water management practices. His work couples field observations and laboratory-scale experimentation with mathematical modeling.