Holden Laboratory

About Our Group

We are a research group in environmental science & management at the Bren School, UCSB. 

Our backgrounds include engineering, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, chemistry, toxicology, geology and physics.

We conduct field and laboratory studies to understand chemical and microbiological pollutants, including origins and fates, in waters, sediments, and soils.

Currently, we have four main, funded areas of research:

Urban Water Environment
Environmental Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials
Vadose Zone Microbial Ecology
Coastal Microbiological Water Quality