Paulo Tarso S. Oliveira

(Paulo Tarso)

Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources


I was born in Brazil in 1985. My Ph.D. in Science - Hydraulics and Sanitary Engineering was obtained in 2014 at the São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo (EESC-USP), São Carlos, SP, Brazil. I was a visiting researcher at the USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center and at The University of Arizona,Tucson, AZ, USA (2013-2014).

I joined the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) as Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources in January 2016.


My investigations have been led to a better understanding of the mechanisms of hydrological and soil erosion processes approaching aspects of the relationship among hydrology, human activities, and the environment. I have worked with the development and improvement of models and data analysis by using hydrometeorological data, which includes a range of spatial scales (plots, hillslope, watershed and continental) and sources, such as experimental field, laboratory, and remote sensing. Water security aspects have been studied through the conjunctive analysis of changes in land use, climate, and hydrological processes for ensuring the soil and water conservation, water-food-energy nexus, a more efficient agriculture production, in addition to a sustainable development of the country. During the last 2 years, such investigations have been conducted by the Hydrology and Water Security Research Group, under my coordination, and the research works of 4 PhD, 5 MSc, and more than 10 undergraduate students, under my advising.

Areas of research interest:

Hydrology, hydrological processes, ecohydrology, water balance, rainfall-runoff models, flood-forecasting, multi-criteria analysis, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, application of remotely sensed data in hydrology, water resources management, Land Use and Land Cover Change, soil erosion, soil erosion modeling, soil and water conservation, land use planning, payment for environmental services, food-energy-water nexus, water and food security.

Opportunities: I currently have post-doctoral positions open as well as for M.S. and PhD degrees, please inquire if interested.

  • Postdoc;
  • PhD;
  • M.S.


On behalf of the convening team, I would like to cordially invite you to submit abstracts to our session at the upcoming AGU 2018 Fall meeting, which will be held on December 10-14 in Washington, D.C.

“H108: Role of New Datasets and Analysis Methods to Advance Hydrological Process Understanding at Catchment Scale” (Session ID 51011).

Visit the session page in the following link for more details:

We are excited to have as our invited authors:

Prof. Günter Blöschl (Vienna University of Technology)

Dr. Christa Peters-Lidard (NASA Goddard)

If you are interested in the topic and are looking forward to submit an abstract, do consider our session! Note that the abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, August 1, 23:59 EDT. The early submission deadline is Wednesday, July 25, 11:59 P.M. EDT.

Looking forward to see you at the meeting!

Primary Convener: Tirthankar Roy (Princeton University)

Primary Liaison: Antonio Meira-Neto (University of Arizona)

Conveners: Rodrigo Valdés-Pineda (University of Arizona); Paulo T. S. Oliveira (Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul); Peter A A Troch (University of Arizona)

Contact Information:

Paulo Tarso S. Oliveira, PhD

Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, CxP. 549, Campo Grande, MS, 79070-900, Brazil.

Phone: +55 67 99179 9709 (Campo Grande, MS, Brazil)



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