Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks

INSTAAR Affiliate

  • Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona
  • Institute of the Environment, The University of Arizona


  • PhD: University of Colorado Boulder, 1995

Contact Information

(Office) 520 621-8787


Interactions between the biosphere and the cycling of water, energy, and biogeochemicals, primarily carbon and nutrients.


Where does precipitation go and how does it get there? 

This fundamental question underlies both basic and applied issues of water availability, water quality, biogeochemical cycling, human health, and a broad range of ecosystem services.  Although tremendous progress has been made in addressing this question, concurrent changes in climate, land cover, and population highlight the limits to our understanding, and often implicit underlying assumptions, on how precipitation is partitioned to surface, ground, and plant available water.