Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks

INSTAAR Affiliate

  • Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona
  • Institute of the Environment, The University of Arizona

Education

  • PhD: University of Colorado Boulder, 1995

Contact Information

(Office) 520 621-8787

Specialty

Interactions between the biosphere and the cycling of water, energy, and biogeochemicals, primarily carbon and nutrients.

Bio

Where does precipitation go and how does it get there? 

This fundamental question underlies both basic and applied issues of water availability, water quality, biogeochemical cycling, human health, and a broad range of ecosystem services.  Although tremendous progress has been made in addressing this question, concurrent changes in climate, land cover, and population highlight the limits to our understanding, and often implicit underlying assumptions, on how precipitation is partitioned to surface, ground, and plant available water.

Research

Publications

FeaturedPublications

Harpold, A., Biederman, J., Condon, K., Merino, M., Paul Brooks 2014: Changes in snow accumulation and ablation following the Las Conchas Forest Fire, New Mexico, USA. Ecohydrology, 7(2): 440-452. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1363

Foster, L. M., Bearup, L. A., Noah P. MolotchPaul Brooks, Maxwell, R. M. 2016: Energy budget increases reduce mean streamflow more than snow–rain transitions: Using integrated modeling to isolate climate change impacts on Rocky Mountain hydrology. Environmental Research Letters, 11(4): article 044015. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/044015

Stielstra, C. M., Lohse, K. A., Chorover, J., McIntosh, J. C., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Perdrial, J. N., Litvak, M., Holly R. BarnardPaul Brooks 2015: Climatic and landscape influences on soil moisture are primary determinants of soil carbon fluxes in seasonally snow-covered forest ecosystems. Biogeochemistry, 123(3): 447-465. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-015-0078-3

Broxton, P. D., Harpold, A., Biederman, J. A., Troch, P. A., Noah P. MolotchPaul Brooks 2015: Quantifying the effects of vegetation structure on snow accumulation and ablation in mixed-conifer forests. Ecohydrology, 8(6): 1073-1094. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1565

Vazquez-Ortega, A, Perdrial, J., Harpold, A., Zapata-Rios, X., Rasmussen, C., McIntosh, J., Schaap, M., Pelletier, J. D., Paul Brooks, Amistadi, M. K., Chorover, J. 2015: Rare earth elements as reactive tracers of biogeochemical weathering in forested rhyolitic terrain. Chemical Geology, 391: 19-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.10.016

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