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Patricia Holden

Patricia Holden


Environmental Microbiology

Office: Bren Hall 3508

Lab: Bren Hall 2318



PhD, Soil Microbiology, UC Berkeley
MEng, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
MS, Civil Engineering, Purdue University
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee


Professor Holdenā€˜s background is in civil/environmental engineering and soil microbiology. Her research cross-cuts these fields. She is the Director of the UCSB Natural Reserve System, equivalent to 50% of her teaching credit.

Research Interests

Environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, water quality, soil microbiology and processes, biodegradation, wastewater, pathogens in the environment.

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