Sheila Murphy


Sheila Murphy is a hydrologist who focuses on how disturbances (such as wildfire, floods, hurricanes, land use change) alter watershed response, water quality, and water quantity. Her recent research has evaluated the effects of wildfire on water quality in the western U.S., and the hydrologic and geochemical responses to geology, land cover change, and hurricanes in a tropical forest in Puerto Rico.

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Data Releases

Murphy, S. F., McCleskey, R. B., & Writer, J. H., 2018, Water chemistry data for Fourmile Creek Watershed, 2010-2015. U.S. Geological Survey database,

Murphy, S.F., Stallard, R.F., Scholl, M.A., González, G., and Torres-Sánchez, A.J., 2017, Geospatial data for Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico—Mean annual precipitation, elevation, watershed outlines, and rain gage locations: U.S. Geological Survey data release,