In the Swiss Alps
( photo credit: B.A. Roy)

James W. Kirchner

Professor of Earth and Planetary Science
Goldman Distinguished Professor
          for the Physical Sciences, Emeritus

University of California, Berkeley

Current research areas:
Watershed hydrology & geochemistry
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Analysis of environmental data

The 2018 Catchment Science Symposium will be held in Washington on December 12th as part of the AGU meeting.   Click here for program details and registration information.

I am now the Professor of the Physics of Environmental Systems in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and Senior Scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research.

Note to prospective graduate students and postdocs: at the end of 2010 I formally retired from Berkeley.  Although I maintain links with the Berkeley campus, I am not seeking new students or postdocs there.

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James W. Kirchner
Mailing address: Department of Earth and Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-4767
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