Shirley Papuga

Shirley Papuga

Associate Professor


 0244.5 Old Main

Curriculum Vitae


Ecohydrology and Hydrometeorology Lab Website:

AGU Ecohydrology Website:

Social Media

Twitter Handle: @MIHappyFamily

Twitter Handle: @AGUecohydro

Shirley Papuga

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  water; hydrology; ecohydrology; hydrometeorology; urban ecosystems; semiarid ecosystems

Currently Teaching

  • GEL - 3100 Environmental Systems Analysis (4 units)

    An undergraduate course emphasizing a systems thinking approach to environmental changes that occur on a variety of spatial and temporal scales and impact our intertwined Earth spheres. We engage with multiple examples of real world environmental issues. The goal of this course is to train students to be able to analyze environmental changes and to develop the skills to anticipate and respond to management and policy issues that arise from these changes using an earth system approach.

  • GEL - 5610 Special Topics in Geology | Global Change and the Ecohydrology of Cities (1 unit)

    In this course we explore how the interrelated hydrology and ecology of cities are influenced by global change.  We look at recent advances in how hydrology and ecology are studied and valued in urban ecosystems.  We also look at how these advances are being developed in a way that can be understood by the general public to engage them in global change issues.  We incorporae Detroit-specific issues into our learning experience.

    Register for an additional unit of Directed Study 3990 or 7990 for an integrated hands-on experience of setting up a Wayne State meteorological station and of learning how to use the data from it.