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Paul F Schuster

Paul F Schuster is a Hydrologist Emeritus with the USGS Water Resources Mission Area, Earth Systems Process Division (ESPD), (Hydro-Eco Interactions Branch (HEIB) in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1987, he has been a principal investigator on many large scale and diverse hydrologic studies.

Paul's research and monitoring work has included many national-scale studies such as acid rain studies, Grand Canyon flood reconstruction studies, paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental pollution studies on the glaciers of Wyoming, aquatic cycling of mercury and climate change studies as far south as the Florida Everglades and as far north as the Yukon River Basin, Alaska. Paul has been the laboratory supervisor all of these studies, including the Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budget (WEBB) Program. Paul encourages interactions among scientists and non scientists of diverse backgrounds and disciplines.


  • Rutgers University, Cook College. Geology/Geography, B.S. 1986
  • Brookdale Community College. Mathematics, A.A. 1983


  • 1995-Present: Research Hydrologist, Yukon River Project, Climate and Land Use Mission Area
  • 2009-Present: Laboratory Supervisor, Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets (WEBB) Project
  • 1989-2004: Senior scientist, Global Ice-Core Research Project
  • 1995-1999: Senior scientist, Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades Project
  • 1987-1993: Senior staff scientist of the Corrosion By Wet Precipitation Project
  • 1986-1987: Hydrologist on the Cape may, N.J. Salt-water Intrusion Project
  • 1984-1986: Hydrologic technician on the N.J. Pine Barrens Acid Rain Project
  • 1984: Laboratory Assistant, Rutgers University, Cook College


  • 20 first authored publications in scientifically refereed journals
  • 29 coauthored publications in scientifically refereed journals
  • 16 invited first-authored presentations of scientific findings and research at professional meetings
  • 84 authored and coauthored presentations of scientific findings and research at professional meetings
  • 95 colleague reviews for submission to professional journals and USGS series reports
  • 10 USGS awards for outstanding performance
  • 4 USGS Letters of recognition for exemplary performance
  • 1 USGS Superior Service Certificate for outstanding scientific contributions
  • 1 DOI Partners in Conservation Award


  • American Geophysical Union
  • Co-convener, 2006 AGU Fall Meeting, Special session; Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Northern Watersheds: Current Status and Response to Climate Change II.
  • R G Striegl and P F Schuster Presiding

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