Aaron Mills headshot
AM

Aaron L. Mills

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
213 Clark Hall
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1976
AS-ENVS Mills IPA
Source: U.S. Nasa - JFK Space Center
June 01, 2013 – June 01, 2016
AS-ENVS Vencore RFP
Source: Vencore Services and Solution, Inc.
March 24, 2015 – February 29, 2016
EVSC 3600: Physical Hydrology
Credits: 3
Studies the physical principles governing the flow of water on and beneath the earth's surface, including fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics applied to the description of open channel hydraulics, ground water hydraulics, and dynamics of soil moisture. Introduces elements of surface water and ground water hydrology and explores humanity's influence on its hydrological environment. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus.
EVSC 3601: Physical Hydrology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Field and laboratory experimentation illustrative of the hydrological cycle, including energy and mass transfer in surface and ground water. Corequisite: EVSC 3600.
EVSC 4270: Soil Science
Credits: 4
Introduces the study of soils as a natural system. Topics include the fundamentals of soil chemistry, hydrology, and biology with respect to genesis, classification and utilization. Prerequisite: EVSC 2800 and 3200; one year college chemistry or instructor permission.
EVSC 4559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVSC 4670: Drinking Water Quality
Credits: 3
This course examines aspects of water quality related to public health with a primary focus on drinking water. Contamination of water by pathogenic microbes is covered, including the historical development of sanitation, modern treatment of drinking water, and how lack of clean drinking water affects populations in developing countries worldwide. Chemical contaminants include metals and organics such as pesticides and endocrine disruptors.
EVSC 4870: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Credits: 3
Studies the processes that regulate the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus within and between oceans, continents, and atmosphere. Prerequisite: One semester of college chemistry and one or two of the EVSC core classes.
EVSC 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Specialized topics in ecology, atmosphere, hydrology, environmental geology, or environmental systems not normally covered in formal classes under the direction of the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVHY 5559: New Course in Hydrology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of hydrology.
EVGE 5559: New Course in Geosciences
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of geosciences.
EVEC 7559: New Course in Ecology
Credits: 3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of ecology.
EVEC 7999: Independent Study: Ecology
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of ecology and interrelated areas.
EVHY 7999: Independent Study: Hydrology and Water Resources
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of hydrology and water resource analysis and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.