Assistant Professor, PhD. 2006, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S. 2000, B.S. 1997, Oregon State University. My research focuses on biogeochemistry and ecosystem analysis with emphasis on nutrient cycling and limitation. Interests include: ecosystem response and feedback to atmospheric and climate variation; watershed biogeochemistry; plant-soil interactions; natural abundance isotope analysis; ecosystem modeling; global change.
Gerber, S. and E.N.J. Brookshire. 2014. Scaling of physical constraints at the root-soil interface to macroscopic patterns of nutrient retention in ecosystems. The American Naturalist 183:418-430
Brookshire, E.N.J. and S.A. Thomas. 2013. Ecosystem consequences of tree monodominance for nitrogen cycling in lowland tropical forest. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70491. doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone. 0070491.
Brookshire, E.N.J., L.O. Hedin, J.D. Newbold, D.M. Sigman, and J.K. Jackson. 2012. Sustained losses
of bioavailable nitrogen from montane tropical forests. Nature Geoscience 5: 123-126.
Brookshire, E.N.J., S. Gerber, D.N.L. Menge, and L.O. Hedin. 2012. Large losses of inorganic nitrogen
from tropical rainforests suggest a lack of nitrogen limitation. Ecology letters 15: 9-16.
Brookshire, E.N.J., S. Gerber, J.R. Webster, J. Vose, and W. Swank.2011. Directeffects of temperature on forest nitrogen cycling revealed through analysis of long-term watershed records. Global Change Biology 17:297-308. (Recommended on Faculty of 1000 Biology)