The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Shirley Papuga

Shirley Papuga
Associate Professor
PhD 2006 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
BA 1998 Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Office Location: 
ENR2 N257
Mailing Address: 
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Watershed Management and Ecohydrology
Dr. Papuga’s research focuses on the ecohydrological controls on land surface – atmosphere interactions in climate-sensitive ecosystems. She also works in plant phenology, agricultural water use, and water availability in developing countries.
Dr. Papuga’s courses are hands-on and experiential. They include: WS M 402/502 Physics of Environmental Fluids; WS M 460A/560A Watershed Hydrology; WS M 696M MATLAB for Environmental Data Processing; and WS M 696Q Practical/Applied Hydrometeorology
Research Topics: 
Arid Lands
Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
Ecology Management and Restoration of Rangelands
Global Change Management
Watershed Management