Ph.D. 2006, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S. 2000, B.S. 1997, Oregon State University.  Biogeochemistry and ecosystem analysis with emphasis on nutrient cycling and limitation.  Interests include: ecosystem response and feedback to atmosphere and climate variation; watershed biogeochemistry; plant-soil interactions; natural abundance isotope analysis; ecosystem modeling; global change. 

Recent Publications

  • BrookshireE.N.J. and T. Weaver. 2015. Long-term decline in grassland productivity driven by increasing dryness. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8148

  • Yano,Y., E.N.J. Brookshire, J.H. Holsinger, T. Weaver. 2015. Long-term snowpack manipulation promotes large loss of bioavailable nitrogen and phosphorus in a subalpine grassland.  Biogeochemistry. doi:10.1007/s10533-015-0100-9

  • Craine, J.M., A.J. Elmore, L. Wang, L.Augusto, W.T. Baisden, E.N.J. Brookshire, M.D. Cramer, N.J. Hasselquist, E.A. Hobbie, A. Kahmen, K. Koba, J.M. Kranbetter, M.C. Mack, E. Marin_Spiotta, J.R . Mayor, K.K. McLauchlan, A. Michelsen,G.B. Nardoto, R.S. Olivera, S.S. Perakis, P.L. Peri, C.A. Quesada, A. Richter, L.A. Schipper, B.A. Stevenson, R.A.G. Viani, W. Wanek, and B. Zeller.  2015. Convergence of soil nitrogen isotopes across global climate gradients. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep08280 

  • Thomas, R.Q., E.N.J. Brookshire, and S. Gerber. 2015. Nitrogen limitation on land: How can it occur in Earth system models? Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12813

  • Gerber, S.and E.N.J. Brookshire.  2014Scaling of physical constraints at the root-soil interface to macroscopic patterns of nutrient retention in ecosystems.  American Naturalist 183:418-430. (Recommended onFaculty of 1000)

  • 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.