SIMON C. BREWER portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Geography Department
801-585-6896

Publications

  • Marsicek J, Shuman BN, Bartlein PJ, Shafer SL & Brewer S (2018). Reconciling divergent trends and millennial variations in Holocene temperatures. Nature. Vol. 554, 92-96. Published, 02/01/2018.
  • Tasic I, Elvik R & Brewer S (2017). Exploring the safety in numbers effect for vulnerable road users on a macroscopic scale. Accident; analysis and prevention. Vol. 109, 36-46. Published, 11/01/2017.
  • Finsinger W, Giesecke T, Brewer S & Leydet M (2017). Emergence patterns of novelty in European vegetation assemblages over the past 15 000 years. Ecology letters. Vol. 20, 336-346. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Giesecke, T., Brewer, S., Finsinger, W., Leydet, M. and Bradshaw, R.H.W. (accepted). Patterns and dynamics of European vegetation change over the last 15000 years. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12974. Published, 01/2017.
  • Chevalier, M, Brewer, S, Chase, BM, (2017). Qualitative assessment of PMIP3 rainfall simulations across the eastern African monsoon domains during the mid-Holocene and the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 156, 107-120. Published, 01/2017.
  • Carter, V.A., Brunelle, A., Minckley, T.A., Brewer, S., Shaw, J.S. and DeRose, J. (2017). Climate variability and fire effects on Quaking Aspen 2000 to 4500 years ago from the Central Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.12932. Published, 01/2017.
  • Heyer, J., Brewer, S. and Shinker, J.J. (2017). Using high-resolution reanalysis data to explore localized western North America hydroclimate relationships with ENSO. Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0476.1. Published, 01/2017.
  • Kelly, Ryan, Daniau, Anne-Laure, Vannière, Boris, Power, Mitchell J., Bartlein, Patrick, Higuera, Philip, Blarquez, Olivier, Brewer, Simon, Brücher, Tim, Feurdean, Angelica, Romera, Graciela Gil, Iglesias, Virginia, Maezumi, S. Yoshi, Magi, Brian, Courtney Mustaphi, Colin J., Zhihai, Tonishtan & Marlon, Jennifer R. (2016). Reconstructions of biomass burning from sediment-charcoal records to improve data–model comparisons. Copernicus GmbH. Vol. 13(11), 3225-3244. Published, 2016.
  • Tasic, I., Porter, R.J. and Brewer, S. (2016). Applications of Generalized Additive Models and Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Areal Safety Analysis of Urban Multimodal Transportation Systems. Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2601:99-109. Published, 10/2016.
  • Brewer, S., Davis, B.A.S., Finsinger, W., Giesecke, T. et al (2016) Late-Glacial and Holocene European pollen data. Journal of Maps. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2016.1197613. Published, 09/2016.
  • Nogues-Bravo, D., Veloz, S., Holt, B., Singarayer, J., Valdes, P., Davis, B.A.S., Brewer, S., Williams, J. and Rahbek C. (2016). Amplified plant turnover in response to climate change forecast by Late-Quaternary records. Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate3146. Published, 08/2016.
  • Marlon, J.R., Daniau, A.-L., Kelly, R., Vanniere, B., Power, M.J., Bartlein, P.J., Higuera, P., Blarquez, O., Brewer, S., Feurdean, A., Gil-Romera, G., Iglesias, V., Maezumi, S., Mustaphi, C.J., Zhihai, T. (2016) Reconstructions of Biomass Burning from the Global Charcoal Database Version 3. Biogeosciences (BG) 13, 3225-3244. Published, 07/2016.
  • Jameel, Y., Brewer, S., Good, S.P, Tipple, B.J., Ehleringer, J.R. and Bowen, G.J. (2016). Tap water isotope ratios reflect urban water system structure and dynamics across a semiarid metropolitan area. Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019104. Published, 04/2016.
  • Leys, B., Brewer, S., McConaghy, S., Mueller, J., McLauchlan, K. (2015). Fire history reconstruction in grassland ecosystems: amount of charcoal reflects local area burned. Ecological Research Letters. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/10/11/114009. Published, 11/04/2015.
  • Knox, D.B., Lanspa, M.J., Kuttler, K.G., Brewer, S.C. and Brown, S.M. (2015) Phenotyping sepsis-associated multiple organ dysfunction syndrome with Kohonen self-organizing maps. Intensive care medicine 41 (5), 814-822. Published, 08/2015.
  • Minckley, T., Haws, J.A., Benedetti, M.M., Brewer, S.C., Forman, S.L. (2015). Last interglacial vegetation and climate history from the Portuguese coast. Journal of Quaternary Science, 30(1), 59-69. Published, 01/2015.
  • Blarquez, O., Vanniere, B., Marlon, J.R., Daniau, A.-L., Power, M.J., Brewer, S. and Bartlein, P.J. (2014). paleofire: an R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning. Computers and Geoscience, 72, 255-261. Published, 11/2014.
  • Harrison, S.P., Bartlein, P.J., Brewer, S., Prentice, I.C., Boyd, M., Hessler, I., Holmgren, K., Izumi, K., Willis, K. (2014). Climate model benchmarking with glacial and mid-Holocene climates. Climate Dynamics, 43:3-4, 671-688. Published, 08/2014.
  • Arnold, J.D., Brewer, S. and Dennison, P.E. (2014) Modeling climate-fire connections within the Great Basin and Upper Colorado river basin, Western United States. Fire Ecology, 10:2, 64-75. Published, 07/2014.
  • Qi, Y, Dennison, P.E., Jolly, W.M, Kropp, R.C. and Brewer, S.C. (2014). Spectroscopic analysis of seasonal changes in live fuel moisture content and leaf dry mass. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 150:198-206. Published, 06/2014.
  • Dennison, P.E., Brewer, S.C., Arnold, J.D. and Moritz, M.A. (2014) Large wildfire trends in the Western United States, 1984-2011. Geophysical Research Letters, 41:8, 2928-2933. Published, 04/2014.
  • Giesecke, T., Brewer, S., Davis, B.A.S., Finsinger, W. et al (2014) Towards mapping the late quaternary vegetation change of Europe: chronologies with uncertainties that allow data selection + taxonomic considerations. Vegetation History and Archeobotany, 23:1, 75-86. Published, 01/2014.
  • Marsicek, J., Shuman, B., Brewer, S., Foster, D.R., and Oswald, W.W., (2013). Moisture and temperature changes associated with the mid-Holocene Tsuga decline in the northeastern United Sates. Quaternary Science Reviews 80, 129-142. Published, 06/2013.
  • Saltré, F., St-Amant, R., Gritti, E., Brewer, S., Gaucherel, C., Davis, B.A.S. & Chuine, I. (2013). Climate or dispersal: what limited European beech postglacial colonization? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22:1217-1227. doi: 10.1111/geb.12085. Published, 02/23/2013.
  • Charman, D. J., Beilman, D. W., Blaauw, M., Booth, R. K., Brewer, S., Chambers, F. M., Christen, J. A., Gallego-Sala, A., Harrison, S. P., Hughes, P. D. M., Jackson, S. T., Korhola, A., Mauquoy, D., Mitchell, F. J. G., Prentice, I. C., van der Linden, M., De Vleeschouwer, F., Yu, Z. C., Alm, J., Bauer, I. E., Corish, Y. M. C., Garneau, M., Hohl, V., Huang, Y., Karofeld, E., Le Roux, G., Loisel, J., Moschen, R., Nichols, J. E., Nieminen, T. M., MacDonald, G. M., Phadtare, N. R., Rausch, N., Sillasoo, Ü., Swindles, G. T., Tuittila, E.-S., Ukonmaanaho, L., Väliranta, M., van Bellen, S., van Geel, B., Vitt, D. H., and Zhao, Y.: Climate-related changes in peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium (2013). Climate-driven changes in peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium. Biogeosciences, 10, 929-944, doi:10.5194/bg-10-929-2013. Published, 02/2013.
  • Lesser, M.J. and Brewer, S. (2012). Effects of sampling method and intensity on estimates of population growth parameters in disjunct ponderosa pine populations. Journal of Vegetation Science, 23:6, 1170–1179. Published, 12/2012.
  • Daniau, A.-L., Bartlein P.J., Harrison S.P., Prentice I.C., Brewer S., Friedlingstein P., Harrison-Prentice T.I., Inoue J., Izumi K., Marlon J.R., Mooney S., Power M.J., Stevenson J., Tinner W., Andric M., Atanassova J., Behling H., Black M., Blarquez O., Brown K.J., Carcaillet C., Colhoun E.A., Colombaroli D., Davis B.A.S., D'Costa D., Dodson J., Dupont L., Eshetu Z., Gavin D.G., Genries A., Haberle S., Hallett D.J., Hope G., Horn S.P., Kassa T.G., Katamura F., Kennedy L.M., Kershaw P., Krivonogov S., Long C., Magri D., Marinova E., McKenzie G.M., Moreno P.I., Moss P., Neumann F.H., Norstrom E., Paitre C., Rius D., Roberts N., Robinson G.S., Sasaki N., Scott L., Takahara H., Terwilliger V., Thevenon F., Turner R., Valsecchi V.G., Vanniere B., Walsh M., Williams N., Zhang Y. (2012) Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26(4), GB4007. Published, 10/2012.
  • Booth, R.K., Brewer, S., Blaauw, M., Minckley, T.A. and Jackson, S.T. (2012). Decomposing the Mid-Holocene Tsuga decline in Eastern North America. Ecology, 93(8), 1841-1852. Published, 08/2012.
  • Liu, Y., Brewer, S., Booth, R.K., Minckley, T.A. and Jackson, S.T. (2012). Temporal densityof pollen sampling affects the age determination of the mid-Holocene Tsuga (hemlock) decline. Quaternary Science Reviews, 45, 54-59. Published, 06/2012.
  • McKnite AM, Perez-Munoz ME, Lu L, Williams EG, Brewer S, et al. (2012) Murine Gut Microbiota Is Defined by Host Genetics and Modulates Variation of Metabolic Traits. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39191. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039191. Published, 06/2012.
  • Djamali, M., Brewer, S. and Jackson, S.T.J. (2012). Climatic determinism in phytogeographic regionalization: a test from the Irano-Turanian region, SW and Central Asia. Flora, 207(4): 237-249. Published, 04/2012.
  • Clark, P.U., Shakun, J.D., Baker, P.A., Bartlein, P.J., Brewer, S. and 31 others (2012). Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1116619109. Published, 02/13/2012.
  • Braconnot, P., Luan, Y., Brewer, S. and Zheng, W. (2012). Impact of Earth's orbit and fresh water fluxes on Holocene climate mean seasonal cycle and ENSO characteristics. Climate Dynamics, 38: 5-6, 1081-1092. Published, 02/01/2012.
  • Brewer, S., Jackson, S.T. and Williams, J.W. (2012). Paleoinformatics: applying geohistorical data to ecological questions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27:2, 104-111. Published, 01/31/2012.
  • Costanza, R., van der Leeuw, S., Hibbard, K., Aulenbach, S., Brewer, S., Buerk, M., Cornell, S., Crumley, C., Dearing, J., Folke, C., Graumlich, L., Hegmon, M., Heckbert, S., Jackson, S.T., Kubiszewski, I., Scarborough, V., Sinclair, P., Sorlin, S., Steffan, W. (2012) Developing an Intergrated History of People on Earth (IHOPE). Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4:106–114. Published, 01/18/2012.
  • Djamali, M., Baumel, A., Brewer, S., Jackson, S.T.J., Simakova, A. and Shabanian, E. (2012). Persistence of Cousinia Cass. (Asteraceae) through multiple glacial-interglacial cycles: evolutionary implications for Irano-Turanian flora. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 172(15), 10-20. Published, 01/13/2012.
  • van der Leeuw, S., Aulenbach, S., Brewer, S., Burek, M., Cornell, S., Costanza, R., Crumley, C., Dearing, J., Downy, C., Graumlich, L., Hegmon, M., Hibbard, K., Jackson, S., Kubiszewski, I., Sinclair, P., Sörlink, S., and Steffen, W. (2011). Toward An Integrated History to Guide the Future. Ecology and Societies. 16:4, 2. doi:10.5751/ES-04341-160402. Published, 08/30/2011.
  • Davis, B.A.S. and Brewer, S. (2011). A unified approach to Orbital, Solar and Lunar forcing based on Earth's Latitudinal Insolation/Temperature Gradient. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 15-16, 1861-1874. Published, 05/31/2011.
  • Williams, J.W., Tarasov, P., Brewer, S. and Notaro, M. (2011). Late-Quaternary Variations in Tree Cover at the Northern Forest-Tundra Ecotone. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G01017, doi:10.1029/2010JG001458. Published, 04/15/2011.
  • Bartlein, P.J., Harrison, S.P., Brewer, S., Connor, S., Davis, B.A.S., Gajewski, K., Guiot, J., Harrison-Prentice, T.I., Henderson, A., Peyron, O., Prentice, I.C., Scholze, M., Seppa, H., Shuman, B., Sugita, S., Thompson, R.S., Viau, A.E., Williams, J.W. and Wu, H. (2011). Pollen-based continental climate reconstructions at 6 and 21 ka: a global synthesis. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0904-1. Published, 01/31/2011.

Presentations

  • Brewer, S. Making a composite curve from peatland records, Millipeat Project Meeting, Exeter, UK. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2015.
  • Brewer S., Giesecke, T., Finsinger, W. and Wolters, S. Estimating long-term functional diversity from pollen data and plant traits. International Association of Vegetation Science, Brno, Czech Republic. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2015.
  • Ecoinformatics and the Paleoworld. International Conference on Ecological Informatics, Nanjing. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Brewer S., Marsicek, J.P, Davis, B.A.S. 2013. Holocene pollen records from the northern midlatitudes: syntheses, spatial patterns and gradients. AGU, San Francisco. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2013.
  • Brewer, S. Synthesizing peatland records. Holocene Peatland Group Meeting, Bethlehem, PA, 10/2013. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Applications of pollen databases. PAGES Workshop: Holocene land-cover change in Eastern Asia for climate modelling, Shijiazhuang, China 10-13 October 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/10/2012.
  • Brewer, S. (2012) Vegetation dynamics and disturbance. Fire and Ice Workshop, Dartington Hall, UK. Presentation, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Brewer, S., Finsinger, W., Davis, B.A.S., Giesecke, T. (2012). Spatial and temporal pattens of dissimilarity between past and present vegetation in Europe. IPC XIII/IOPC IX, Tokyo, Japan. Poster, Presented, 08/2012.
  • Brewer, S., Giesecke, T., Davis, B.A.S. (2012) Changing abundance gradients of major pollen taxa in Europe over the last 15000 years: climate change and human activity. IPC XIII/IOPC IX, Tokyo, Japan. Poster, Presented, 08/2012.
  • Brewer, S. Benchmarking transient paleoclimate simulations: comparisons with terrestrial datasets. AGU, San Francisco, USA. December 5-9, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/09/2011.
  • Brewer, S. Global-scale paleoecological and paleoclimatological studies. What big questions can the Quaternary help us answer? Laramie, Wyoming, USA, November 12, 2011. Panel, Presented, 11/12/2011.
  • Brewer, S. Creating climate scenarios from Holocene palaeoenvironmental data. IHOPE Workshop, Uppsala, 12-15 August 2011. Presentation, Presented, 08/13/2011.
  • Brewer, S. Benchmark data sets: vegetation and terrestrial climates. INQUA, Berne, Switzerland, July, 21-27, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/25/2011.
  • Brewer, S. Climate reconstructions from pollen data: methods and limitations. University of Gottingen. 26 May 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/26/2011.
  • Brewer, S. Climate Niche models - what they should and should not tell us. Living on the Edge: integrating science into the management of range-margin populations. Panel, Presented, 04/30/2011.
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  • Brewer, S. Continental scale climate reconstructions from fossil pollen data: can we improve error propagation? Bayesian Hierarchical Models for High-Resolution Climate Reconstructions, Boulder, Colorado March 24-25, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/24/2011.

Languages

  • French, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Asia
  • Europe
  • Northern America
  • Western Asia