Paul Brooks is a professor of Hydrology and Biogeochemistry, founding director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Utah, director of the Wasatch Environmental Observatory, and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Prior to joining the faculty at UU in 2014, he was a professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at University of AZ and director of the National Science Foundation funded Center for the Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas.
His research focuses on the interactions between climate, water, ecosystem structure, and society with particular interests in seasonally snow-covered mountains. As a first generation college student, Paul recognizes the responsibility that comes with the privilege of higher education and is committed to training next generation professionals and to translating the results of basic academic research to real world application.
When not in front of his computer, you likely can find Paul on skis, bikes, or running shoes in mountains.