Brooks, Renee

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Courtesy Faculty
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

229 EPA Building, 200 SW 35th

Phone Number: 
(541) 754-4684
B.S., 1984, University of Georgia, Athens
M.S., 1987, University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D., 1993, University of Washington, Seattle
Research Areas: 
  • Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum
  • Genetics and Physiology
  • Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
Research Interests: 
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Forest Plant Ecology
Stable isotopes in ecological research, physiological plant ecology, ecohydrology
Plant Physiologist at the US EPA
Selected Publications: 
  1. Brooks, J. R. 2015. Water, bound and mobile: Isotopic data help to resolve global hydrologic fluxes. Science 349:138-139
  2. Brooks, J. R., J. J. Gibson, S. J. Birks, M. H. Weber, K. Rodecap, and J. L. Stoddard. 2014. Stable isotope estimates of evaporation:inflow and water residence time for lakes across the United States as a tool for national lake water quality assessments. Limnology and Oceanography 59(6):2150-2165.
  3. Brooks, J.R., P.J. Wigington, D.L. Phillips, R. Comeleo and R. Coulombe 2012. Willamette basin surface water isoscape (d18O and d2H): temporal changes of source water within the river. Ecosphere 3(5):39.
  4. Brooks. J. R. and A. K. Mitchell. 2011. Interpreting tree responses to thinning and fertilization using tree-ring stable isotope. New Phytologist 190:770-782.
  5. Brooks, J.R., H. Barnard, R. Coulombe and J.J. McDonnell 2010. Ecohydrologic separation of water between trees and streams in a Mediterranean climate. Nature Geoscience 3:100-104.
  6. Brooks, J. R., and R. Coulombe. 2009. Physiological responses to fertilization recorded in tree rings: isotopic lessons from a long-term fertilization trial. Ecological Applications 19:1044-1060.