Mr Steve Brooks FRES

Steve Brooks
  • Researcher, Entomology
  • Life Sciences department
  • Insects
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Employment history

2001-present:   Research Entomologist, Band 3, The Natural History Museum.

1995-2001:      Senior Scientific Officer (Band 4), Natural History Museum

1989-1995:      Higher Scientific Officer, Natural History Museum

1985-1989:      Scientific Officer, Natural History Museum

1979-1985:      Assistant Scientific Officer, Natural History Museum

 

Qualifications

1977 MSc Public Health Engineering, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1976 BSc Zoology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Professional Roles

Appointments

Honorary Reader, Department of Geography, University College London.

Associate Editor, Journal of Paleolimnology

 

External examiner (PhD and MPhil)

University of Surrey, UK

University of Helsinki, Finland

University of Ghent, Belgium

University of Loughborough, UK

University of Southampton, UK

Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Brunel University, UK

University of Birmingham, UK

 

Committees

1984 - 2009:  British Dragonfly Society. Board of Trustees1984-1992, 2005-2009; Editor of Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 1984-1992; Member of Conservation Committee 1985-1998; 2011-present.

1984 -1995:  London Natural History Society, Odonata Recorder

1987 - 1998:  Joint Committee for the Conservation of British Invertebrates. Member of Committee 1987-1998; Chairman of Executive Committee 1991- 1998.

1987-1994:  Wildlife & Countryside Link. Member of Committee 1987-1994; Member of Administrative Committee 1990-1993, Chair of Administration Committee 1993.

1992 - 1995:  Ecological Working Party. Member of Committee

1989- 1998:  Peatlands Campaign. British Dragonfly Society Representative

1992 - 1998:  Pond Conservation Group. Member of Committee

2005-present. Riverfly Partnership. Member of Steering Group and Executive committee

 

Fellowships and memberships

Royal Entomological Society

Quaternary Research Association

British Ecological Society

British Dragonfly Society

Research

Heterotrissocladius grimshawi

Head capsule of the chironomid midge larva Hetertrissocladius grimshawi, an indicator of cold summer temperatures

Research interests

The central theme of my interests lies in the systematics and ecology of freshwater insects, the use of freshwater insects as environmental indicators and public engagement in natural history.

Chironomidae as indicators of late glacial and Holocene change

Chironomid midges are powerful indicators of past climate change. Their aquatic larvae are numerous, species-rich and well-preserved in lake sediments. Many species are stenothermic and, because of the dispersal abilities of the winged adults, they respond rapidly to environmental change. My research over the last 20 years has focussed on using chironomid assemblages from lake sediment samples to reconstruct quantitatively past summer air temperatures. Working with Prof. John Birks at Bergen University, Norway, I have developed a chironomid-based mean July air temperature inference model, which is widely used by the palaeoclimate community to reconstruct climate change from the last ice age to the present day throughout northwest Europe. In addition, my research group has been developing similar chironomid-based temperature inference models in Patagonia and arctic Russia and we are currently working on a NERC-funded project in collaboration with Dr Viv Jones (UCL) to investigate Holocene climate change in Kamchatka. Recently I have established collaborative links with Prof. Fahu Chen, Lanzhou University, and we are developing models using chironomids to reconstruct past changes in salinity and temperature in western China. In a related project NERC-funded PhD student, Phil Sanders, is investigating the subsdidy to the terrestrial ecosystem provided by mass emergence of chironomids from the hypersaline Laske Bogoria, Kenya. A down core study, to investigate how this subsidy has changed through time shows changes in chironomid diversity and abundance with past salinty change 

Chironomidae as indicators of post-industrial environmental change
Karabash smelter

The smelter and a settling pool at Karabash, southern Urals, Russia

Chironomids are useful indicators environmental change including trophic change, acidification and heavy metal contamination of freshwaters. Some of my recent work has included the development of a chironomid-based total phosphrous inference model which has been used to quantify trophic change in English lowland lakes. Chironomids are also being used by Dr Jorge Salgado to investigate the links between recent trophic change and connectivity in structuring lake communities in the Loch Erne area of Northern Ireland. 

In two recent projects involving my research group, chironomids and other freshwater insects were used to investigate the impact of copper smelting the southern Urals, Russia, and the ecological impact of heavy metal mining on streams in northern Sweden. Other investigations have included using chironomids to assess the impact of acid rain and subsequent liming on lakes in Scotland.

Public outreach and citizen scientists
Riverfly workshop

Anglers being trained in biomonitoring techniques

I am interested in public engagement in science projects and have developed several projects involving large-scale public involvement in monitoring British plants and invertebrates. These projects have included: a) ElmMap in which members of the Rambler’s Association mapped the distribution of mature elm trees, which may have been immune to Dutch Elm disease, and estimated their age by hugging the tree to determine trunk diameter; b) the Riverfly Partnership 

and Anglers’ Monitoring Initiative in which fly-fishers have been trained to undertake biomonitoring of rivers using freshwater invertebrates to determine water quality; c) a survey of national earthworms through the OPAL project. All these projects have involved the development of new, easy to use identification guides and survey methods suitable for non-specialists. Similar guides to promote engagement of new public audiences have been developed through our Darwin Initiative project in Nahuel Huapi National Park, northern Patagonia.

Dragonflies and freshwater invertebrates

 

Small red-eyed damselfly

The small red-eyed damselfly Erythromma viridulum has recently colonised England in response to climate warming

 

 

I have been a dragonfly enthusiast for most of my life and have worked on the taxonomy and ecology of dragonfly faunas in Central America, western and southern Africa, western Europe and the UK. I have published a field guide to the British dragonflies and, with Philip Corbet, a New Naturalist volume on British dragonflies. I am currently interested in the recent changes in the distribution of British dragonflies which appear to be in response to climate change. Other freshwater invertebrates in Britain also appear to have undergone marked changes in abundance and distribution in recent years and in a project funded by John Spedan Lewis Foundation Murray Thompson is investigating the impact and effectiveness of river management undertaken by the fly-fishing community.

The systematics and ecology of Neuroptera with a focus on green lacewings (Chrysopidae) and cryptic acoustic species in the genus Chrysoperla.

As a separate strand I have maintained an interest in the systematics of the genus Chrysoperla. I have been working in collaboration with Prof. Charles Henry, Connecticut University, USA, who has characterised the low frequency, substrate-borne courtship songs of many species of Chrysoperla, a genus which is widely used as a predator in bio-control programmes. After segregating populations on the basis of their courtship songs, I have investigated the morphological characteristics of adults which in many cases are diagnostic of the species. Formerly C. carnea s. lat. was thought to be the only species in the genus to occur in Western Europe. However, we have now characterised five species in Western Europe. Morphological and song analyses of populations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia are currently on-going and we expect to discover more cryptic species in the near future. 

 

 

 

Research students

Current

Murray Thompson (UCL with Dr C. Sayer and Queen Mary University Dr G. Woodward) Impact of river management on riverfly life – a threatened link in the food chain?

Philip Sanders (Queen Mary with Dr Jonathan Grey). Linkage between saline lakes and their catchments under climate change. 

Ginny Benardout (Queen Mary with Dr David Horne) Quantifying Quaternary climate change: testing micropalaeontological proxy methods for palaeotemperature estimation. 

Alex Lombino (UCL with Dr Viv Jones) Understanding the systematics of the oxygen isotope signal in chironomids; application to lake sediments from Kamchatka.

Frazer Bird (Open University with Dr Will Gosling) Quantifying Quaternary climate change in the tropical Andes using non-biting midges (chironomids)

Past PhD students

Barbara Milne (Edge Hill University with Dr A. Bedford).  Holocene palaeoclimate reconstruction using chironomid analysis.

Gaute Velle (University of Bergen with Dr E. Willassen). Quantitative reconstruction of Holocene temperatures in S. Norway from chironomid subfossils.

Sarah Gilchrist (University of Edinburgh with Dr S. Metcalfe).  Response of chironomid midges to late-glacial and Holocene climate change in Patagonia.

Marjut Nyman (University of Helsinki with Prof. A. Korhola). Distribution of non-biting midges (Diptera, Chironomidae) in subarctic lakes of Finnish Lapland – applications in lake classification and paleolimnology.

Jenny Watson (Queen’s University Belfast with Dr N. Whitehouse). Quantifying climate change in northern Europe during the last glacial-interglacial change: testing the hypotheses of synchronous climate change.

Jianhui Chen (Lanzhou University with Prof. F. Chen). Holocene Climatic Variability in Arid and Semi-arid Area of Western China. National Natural Science Foundation of China

Angela Self (University College London with Dr V. Jones) Chironomid-inferred temperature reconstructions for the late Holocene in arctic Russia.

Lizzy Jeffers (Oxford University with Prof. K. Willis). Nitrogen cycling and vegetation dynamics at a climatic threshold in north-western Europe.

Wing Wai Sung (Loughborough University with Prof. N. Anderson). Lake-climate interactions: hydrological forcing and ecological response.

Joseph Williams (Open University with Dr Will Gosling). Human-climate impacts on Polylepis woodlands in the Andes

Jorge Salgado (NHM with Prof. B. Okamura and University College London with Dr C. Sayer). Historical metapopulation ecology

Research staff

Dr Angela Self Influence of global teleconnections on Holocene climate in Kamchatka (NERC-funded)

 

Research Grants

2010-2013. Principal Investigator. Influence of global teleconnections on Holocene climate in Kamchatka. NERC standard grant.

2007–2011. Co-Investigator. ARCTREC (Arctic Records of Climate - dynamics, feedbacks, and processes) PI: S. Dahl (Bergen University). Norwegian Research Council. 

2006–2009. Principal Investigator. Capacity building for biodiversity studies of freshwater insects in Argentina. Darwin Initiative (Defra).

2007-2008. Principal Investigator. Developing a user-friendly field guide to the common species of British earthworms. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

2006-2007. Principal Investigator. Wild Worms – a mass participation survey of UK earthworms. Proof of concept pilot study. Strategic Innovation Fund, Natural History Museum.

2004 –2007. Co-Investigator. UK Biodiversity Coordinators (invertebrates and cryptogams). PI: J. Vogel Natural History Museum. Natural England.

2003–2006. Co-Investigator. Quantification of terrestrial climate records – combination of biological and chemical proxies. PI: J. Marshall (Liverpool University) NERC standard grant

2002–2004. Principal Investigator. Development of quantitative biomonitoring methodologies for surface waters in areas of base metal mining and minerals processing in Sweden. European Commission (Georange).

2002–2004. Principal Investigator. Climate dynamics in Scotland during the Younger Dryas: inferring changes in summer temperature and annual precipitation. NERC small grant

2000-2004. Co-I. Norwegian palaeoenvironments and climates (NORPEC) as reconstructed from lake sediments. Research Council of Norway

1999-2002. Co-I. Sustainable management of protected areas in Region XI, Chile. EU - DG1b

1999-2001. Co-PI. The use of fossil chironomids to reconstruct climatic changes during postglacial times in Patagonia. National Research Council of Argentina

1999-2002. Co-I. Onchocerciasis control on the island of Bioko (Republic of Equatorial Guinea) by vector elimination. World Health Organisation

1998-1999. Co-PI. Quantitative analysis of Holocene climate history in the Pyrenees using chironomid midge assemblages in lake sediments: improving the tool. EU Marie Curie Research Training Grant

1998-2001. Partner. Climate history as recorded by ecologically sensitive arctic and alpine lakes in Europe during the last 10,000 years: a multi-proxy approach. (CHILL-10,000). EU (Framework IV)

1996-1999. Partner. Measuring and modelling the dynamic response of remote mountain lake ecosystems to environmental change (MOLAR). EU (Framework IV)

1995-1998. Co-I. Lake sediment records of recent atmospheric pollution on lakes in Spitsbergen. Norges forskningsråd (Norway)

1992-1995. Co-PI. Responses of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to rapid climatic changes: the last 1000 years and the end of the Late-glacial. NSF (Swiss)

1993-1996. Co-I. Hidden taxonomic diversity in European Chrysoperla green lacewings. NSF (USA)

1993-1996. Consortium member. Responses of terrestrial ecosystems to variations in climate, CO2 and surface chemistry, 14-8 ka BP. NERC

1992-1995. Co.PI. Proxy records of climate change in the UK over the last two millennia. NERC

Publications

Publications
2012
  • Birks, H.H., Jones, V.J., BROOKS, S.J., Birks, H.J.B., Peglar, S.M. and Telford, R.J. ( 2012 ) From cold to cool in northernmost Norway: Lateglacial and early Holocene multi-proxy environmental and climate reconstructions from Jansvatnet, Hammerfest. Quaternary Science Reviews 33 : 100-120. .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2012 )  Corbet, Philip Steven (1929-2008), entomologist., In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. . Oxford University Press : Oxford. , .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Jones, V.J., Telford, R., Appleby, P.G., Watson, E., McGowan, S. and Benn, S. ( 2012 ) Dynamics in the productivity of the Slavonian grebe Podiceps auritus and abundance of Chironomidae (Diptera) in a Scottish loch Journal of Paleolimnology 47 : 631–644 .
  • BROOKS, SJ, Axford, Y, Heiri, O, Langdon, PG, Larocque-Tobler I. ( 2012 ) Chironomids can be reliable proxies for Holocene temperatures. A comment on Velle et al., 2010. The Holocene 22: : 1482 - 1494. .
  • BROOKS, SJ, Matthews, IP, Birks, HH, Birks, HJB ( 2012 ) High resolution late-glacial and early Holocene summer air temperatures from Scotland inferred from chironomid midge assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews 41 : 67-82. .
  • Henry, CS, BROOKS, SJ, Duelli, P, Johnson, JB, Wells, MM, Mochizuki, A. ( 2012 ) Parallel evolution in courtship songs of North American and European green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105 : 776–796. .
  • Lotter, A.F., Heiri, O., BROOKS, S.J., van Leeuwen, J.N.F., Eicher, U., Ammann, B. ( 2012 ) Rapid summer temperature changes during Termination 1a: high-resolution multi-proxy climate reconstructions from Gerzensee (Switzerland) Quaternary Science Reviews 36 : 103-113. .
  • Millet, L., Rius, D., Galop, D., Heiri, O., BROOKS, S.J. ( 2012 )  Chironomid-based reconstruction of Lateglacial summer temperatures from the Ech paleolake record (French western Pyrenees). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 315-316 : 86-99. .
  • Nie, R.E., Mochizuki, A., BROOKS, S.J., Liu, Z.Q. and Yang, X.K ( 2012 ) Phylogeny of the green lacewing Chrysoperla nipponensis species-complex (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in China, based on mitochondrial sequences and AFLP data Insect Science 19 : 633-642 .
  • Samartin, S., Heiri, O., Vescovi, E., BROOKS, S.J., Ziegler, S., Tinner, W. ( 2012 ) Late-Glacial and early Holocene temperatures in the Southern Swiss Alps reconstructed using fossil chironomids. Journal of Quaternary Science 27 : 279–289. .
  • Tóth, M., Heiri, O. BROOKS, S.J., Braun, M., Buczkó, K., Bálint, M., Magyari, E.K. ( 2012 ) A chironomid-based reconstruction of late glacial summer temperatures in the southern Carpathians (Romania). Quaternary Research 77 : 122–131. .
  • van Asch, N., Lutz, AF, Duijkers, MCH, Heiri, O, BROOKS, SJ, Hoek WZ. ( 2012 )  Rapid climate change during the Weichselian Lateglacial in Ireland: a multi-proxy record from Fiddaun, Co. Galway Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 315–316 : 1–11. .
  • Williams, J.J., BROOKS, S.J., Gosling, W.D. and Coe, A.L. ( 2012 ) The response of chironomids to Late Pleistocene and Holocene environmental change in the eastern Bolivian Andes. Journal of Paleolimnology 48 : 485–501. .
  • Winterton, S.L., Guek, H.P., BROOKS, S.J. ( 2012 ) A charismatic new species of green lacewing discovered in Malaysia (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): the confluence of citizen scientist, online image database and cybertaxonomy. ZooKeys 214 : 1-11. .
2011
  • Heiri, O., BROOKS, S.J., Birks, H. J. B., Lotter, A.F. ( 2011 ) A 274-lake calibration dataset and inference model for chironomid-based summer temperature reconstruction in Europe Quaternary Science Reviews 30 : 3445-3456 .
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Johnson, J.B., Wells, M.M. and Duelli, P. ( 2011 ) Song analysis reveals a permanent population of the Mediterranean green lacewing Chrysoperla agilis Henry et al. living in Central Alaska (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Annals of the American Society of Entomology 104 : 649-657 .
  • Holmes, N., Langdon, P.G., BROOKS, S.J., Birks, H.J.B. & Caseldine, C. ( 2011 ) Merging chironomid training sets: implications for palaeoclimate reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews 30 : 2793-2804 .
  • Jeffers, E. S. Bonsall, M. B., BROOKS, S.J. & Willis, K. J. ( 2011 ) Abrupt environmental changes drive shifts in tree-grass interaction outcomes Journal of Ecology 99 : 1063–1070 .
  • Johnson, K., BROOKS, S.J., Fenberg, P., Glover, A., James, K., Lister, A., Michel, E., Spencer, M., Todd, J., Valsami-Jones, E., Young, J., & Stewart, J.   ( 2011 ) Climate change and biosphere response: unlocking the collections vault Bioscience 61 : 147-153 .
  • Jones, V.J., Solovieva, N., Self, A., McGowan, S., Rosen, P., Salonen, S., Seppä, H., Väliranta, M., Parrott, E. and BROOKS, S.J. ( 2011 ) The influence of Holocene treeline advance and retreat on an arctic lake ecosystem; a multi-proxy study from Kharinei Lake, North Eastern European Russia Journal of Paleolimnology 46 : 123–137 .
  • Lister, A.M. and Climate Change Research Group ( 2011 ) Natural history collections as sources of long-term datasets Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26 : 153-154 .
  • Matthews, I.P., Birks, H.H., Bourne, A., BROOKS, S.J., Lowe, J.J., MacLeod, A., Pyne-O’Donnell, S. ( 2011 ) Age estimates for the Borrobol and Penifiler tephra layers and possible new tephra near the Younger Dryas-Holocene boundary: evidence from Abernethy Forest, Scotland Journal of Quaternary Science 26 : 247–252 .
  • Plociennik, M., Self, A., BROOKS, S.J., Birks, H.J.B. ( 2011 ) Late-glacial and Holocene chironomid record from Lake Żabieniec, central Poland Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 307 : 150-167 .
  • Self, A.E.  BROOKS, S.J.  Birks, H.J.B.  Nazarova, L.B. Porinchu, D., Odland, A., Yang, H. and Jones, V.J.   ( 2011 ) The influence of temperature and continentality on modern chironomid assemblages in high-latitude Eurasian lakes: development and application of new chironomid-based climate-inference models in northern Russia. Quaternary Science Reviews 30 : 1122-1141 .
  • Williams, J.J., Gosling, W.D., BROOKS, S.J., Coe, A.L. and Sheng Xu ( 2011 ) Vegetation, climate and fire in the eastern Andes (Bolivia) during the last 18,000 years Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 312 : 115–126 .
  • Williams, J.J., Gosling, W.D., Coe, A.L., BROOKS, S.J. and Gulliver, P. ( 2011 ) Four thousand years of environmental and human activity change in the Cochabamba Basin, Bolivia Quaternary Research 76 : 58-68 .
2010
  • Chen, F.H., Chen, J.H., Holmes, J., Boomer, I., Austin, P., Gates, J.B., Wang, N.L., BROOKS, S.J. and Zhang, J.W.   ( 2010 ) Moisture changes over the last millennium in the Arid Central Asia: a review, synthesis and comparison with monsoon region. Quaternary Science Reviews 29 : 1055-1068. .
  • Engels, S., Helmens, K.F., Väliranta, M., BROOKS, S.J. &  Birks, H.J.B. ( 2010 ) Early Weichselian (MIS-5d and 5c) environmental and climatic changes in northern Fennoscandia: a multi-proxy study on the lacustrine record of Sokli. Boreas 39 : 689–704. .
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Johnson, J.B., Thiruvengadam Venkatesan & Duelli, P. ( 2010 ) The most important lacewing species in Indian agricultural crops, Chrysoperla sillemi (Esben-Petersen), is a subspecies of Chrysoperla zastrowi (Esben-Petersen) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Journal of Natural History 44 : 2543-2555. .
  • Lang, B., Bedford, A., BROOKS, S.J., Jones, R.T., Richardson, N, Birks, H.J.B. and Marshall, J.D. ( 2010 ) Early-Holocene temperature variability inferred from chironomid assemblages at Hawes Water, northwest England. The Holocene 20 : 943-954. .
  • Lang, B., BROOKS, S.J., Bedford, A. Jones, R.T., Birks, H.J.B. and Marshall, J. ( 2010 ) Regional consistency in Lateglacial chironomid-inferred temperatures from five sites in north-west England. Quaternary Science Reviews 29 : 1528-1538. .
  • Mill, P.L. BROOKS, S.J. and Parr, A.J. ( 2010 ) Dragonflies (Odonata) in Britain and Ireland., In: Silent Summer. . Cambridge University Press : Cambridge. , 470-494. .
  • Ruse L.P. and BROOKS, S.J. ( 2010 ) Lake reference state deduced from chironomid pupal skin data., In: Proceedings of the XV International Symposium on Chironomidae. . Chironomidae Research Group, University of Minnesota : Saint Paul, Minnesota , 140-155 .
  • Watson, J., BROOKS, S.J., Whitehouse, N.J., Reimer, P.J., Birks, H.J.B., Turney, C. ( 2010 ) Chironomid-inferred Late-glacial summer air temperatures from Lough Nadourcan, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science 25 : 1200–1210. .
2009
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2009 ) Cynthia Longfield’s pioneering work on London’s dragonflies and her legacy. London Naturalist 88 : 195-200 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Hernandez, l., Massaferro, J. and Spinelli, G. ( 2009 ) Capacity building for freshwater insect studies in northern Patagonia, Argentina. Revista de la Sociedad Entomologica Argentina 68 : 145-154 .
  • Chen, J.H., Chen, F.H., Zhang, E.L., BROOKS, S.J., Zhou, A.F. & Zhang, J.W. ( 2009 ) A 1000-year chironomid-based salinity reconstruction from varved sediments of Sugan Lake, Qaidam Basin, arid Northwest China, and its palaeoclimatic significance. Chinese Science Bulletin 54 : 3749-3759 .
  • Donato, M., Massaferro, J. and BROOKS, S.J. ( 2009 ) Current state of the taxonomic knowledge of the Chironomidae fauna (Diptera: Nematocera) from Patagonia. Revista de la Sociedad Entomologica Argentina 68 : 187-192 .
  • Hernandez, L.M., Montes de Oca, F., Penn, M., Massaferro, J., Garre, A. and BROOKS, S.J. ( 2009 ) Jejenes (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia, Argentina: preliminary results. Revista de la Sociedad Entomologica Argentina 68 : 193-200 .
  • Massaferro, J., Donato, M., and BROOKS S.J. ( 2009 ) New placement for Spaniotoma (Eukiefferiella) claviculata Edwards, 1931 (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 2125 : 67-68 .
  • Orendt, C., Mischke, U., Nixdorf, B., BROOKS, S.J. ( 2009 ) Subfossil chironomids in shallow lakes of northern Germany. Lauterbornia 68 : 59-70 .
2008
  • Ammann, B., Eicher, U., Schwander, J., von Grafenstein, U., Novakova, K., BROOKS, S.J., van Leeuwen, J., Wick, L. and van der Knaap, P. ( 2008 ) Biotic responses to rapid climate changes during the Late Glacial Geographica Helvetica 63 : 160-166 .
  • Corbet, P.S. and BROOKS, S.J. ( 2008 ) Dragonflies, In: The New Naturalists . HarperCollins : London , 454 .
  • Donato, M., Massaferro, J. and BROOKS, S.J. ( 2008 ) Chironomid (Chironomidae: Diptera) checklist from Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia, Argentina Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent 67 : 163-170 .
  • Engels, S., Bohncke, S.J.P., Bos, J.A.A., BROOKS, S.J., Heiri, O. and Helmens, K.F. ( 2008 ) Chironomid-based palaeotemperature estimates for northeast Finland during the early Middle Weichselian Journal of Paleolimnology 40 : 49-61 . 10.1007/s10933-007-9133-y
  • Helmens, K.F., Bos, J.A.A., Engels, S., Van Meerbeeck, C.J., Bohncke, S.J.P., Renssen, H., Heiri, O., BROOKS, S.J., Seppä, H., Birks, H.J.B. & Wohlfarth, B. ( 2008 ) Present-day temperatures in northern Scandinavia during the Last Glaciation Geology 35 : 987-990 . 10.1130/G23995A.1
  • Panizzo, V.N., Jones, V.J, Birks, H.J.B., Boyle, J., BROOKS, S.J., and Leng, M.J. ( 2008 ) A multiproxy palaeolimnological investigation of early Holocene environmental change at Holebudalen, southern Norway The Holocene 18 : 805-817 . 10.1177/0959683608089217
2007
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2007 ) Late Pleistocene chironomid records from Europe. In: Elias, S.A. [Ed.], In: Encyclopaedia of Quaternary Science . Elsevier 377-389 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Langdon, P.G. and Heiri, O. ( 2007 ) The identification and use of Palaearctic Chironomidae larvae in palaeoecology, In: Quaternary Research Association Technical Guide no. 10 . 276 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Parr, A., Mill, P.L. ( 2007 ) Dragonflies as indicators of climate change British Wildlife 19 : 85-93 .
  • Gathorne-Hardy, F.J., Lawson, I.T., Church, M.J., BROOKS S.J., Buckland, P.C. and Edwards, K.J. ( 2007 ) The impact of the Norse Landnám on the Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) of lake Gróthúsvatn, Sandoy, Faroe Islands The Holocene 17 : 1259-1264 . 10.1177/0959683607085133
  • Marshall, J.D., Lang, B., Crowley, S.F., Weedon, G.P., van Calsteren, P., Fisher, E.H., Holme, R., Holmes, J.A., Jones, R.T., Bedford, A., BROOKS, S.J., Bloemendal, J., Kiriakoulakis, and K., Ball, J.D. ( 2007 ) Terrestrial impact of abrupt changes in the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation: Early Holocene, UK Geology 35 : 639-642 . 10.1130/G23498A.1
  • Persson, J., Nilsson, M., Bigler, C., BROOKS, S.J. and Renberg, I. ( 2007 ) Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) of epilithic material in streams has a potential for monitoring impact from mining Environmental Science and Technology 41 : 2874-2880 . 10.1021/es062329b
  • Pryce, D., Macadam, C. and BROOKS, S. ( 2007 ) Guide to the British stonefly (Plecoptera) families: adults and larvae, In: AIDGAP . Field Studies Council 12 .
2006
  • Antonsson, K., BROOKS, S., Seppä, H., Telford, R.J. and Birks, H.J.B. ( 2006 ) Quantitative palaeotemperature records inferred from fossil pollen and chironomid assemblages from Lake Gilltjärnen, northern central Sweden Journal of Quaternary Science 21 : 831-841 . 10.1002/jqs.1004
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2006 ) Fossil midges as palaeoclimatic indicators of the Eurasian region Quaternary Science Reviews 25 : 1894-1910 . 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.03.021
  • Chapman, J.W., Reynolds, D.R., BROOKS, S.J., Smith, A.D. and Woiwod, I.P. ( 2006 ) Seasonal variation in the migration strategies of the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea sens. str. Ecological Entomology 31 : 378-388 . 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2006.00797.x
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Duelli, P. and Johnson, J.B. ( 2006 ) The courtship song of the South African lacewing Chrysoperla zastrowi (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): evidence for a trans-equatorial geographic range? Journal of Natural History 40 : 2173-2195 . 10.1080/00222930601088107
2005
  • BROOKS, S.J., Udachin, V. and Williamson, B.J. ( 2005 ) Using chironomids to detect the impact of copper smelting on lakes in the southern Ural Mountains, Russia Journal of Paleolimnology 33 : 229-241 . 10.1007/s10933-004-3936-x
  • Dalton, C., Birks, H.J.B., BROOKS, S.J., Cameron, N.G., Evershed, R.P., Peglar, S.M., Scott, J.A. and Thompson, R. ( 2005 ) A multiproxy study of lake-development in response to catchment changes during the Holocene at Lochnagar, north-east Scotland Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 221 : 175-201 . 10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.02.007
  • Massaferro, J., BROOKS, S.J. & Haberle, S.G. ( 2005 ) The dynamics of vegetation and chironomid assemblages during the Late Quaternary at Laguna Facil, Chonos Archipelago, southern Chile Quaternary Science Reviews 24 : 2510-2522 . 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.03.010
  • Nyman, M., Korhola, A., BROOKS, S.J. ( 2005 ) The distribution and diversity of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) in western Finnish Lapland, with special emphasis on shallow lakes Global Ecology and Biogeography 14 : 137-153 . DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-822X.2005.00148.x
  • Smol, J.P., Wolfe, A.P., Birks, H.J.B., Douglas, M.S.V., Jones, V.J., Korhola, A., Pienitz., R., Rühland, K., Sorvari, S., Antoniades, D., BROOKS, S.J., Fallu, M.A., Hughes, M., Keatly, B.E., Laing, T.E., Michelutti, N., Nazarova, L., Nyman, M, Paterson, A., Perren, B., Quinlan, R., Rautio, M., Saulnier-Talbot, E., Siitonen, S.I., Solovieva, N., & Weckström,J. ( 2005 ) Climate-driven regime shifts in the biological communities of arctic lakes Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102 : 4397-4402 . doi:10.1073/pnas.0500245102
  • Solovieva. N., Jones, V.J., Nazarova, L.B., BROOKS, S.J., Birks, H.J.B, Grytnes, J.A., Appleby, P.G., Kauppila, T., Kondratenok, B., Renberg, I. and Ponoarev, V ( 2005 ) Palaeolimnological evidence for recent climatic change in lakes from the northern Urals, arctic Russia Journal of Paleolimnology 33 : 463-482 . 10.1007/s10933-005-0811-3
  • Velle, G., BROOKS, S.J., Birks, H.J.B, & Willassen, E. ( 2005 ) Chironomids as a tool for inferring Holocene climate: an assessment based on six sites in southern Scandinavia Quaternary Science Reviews 24 : 1429-1462 . 10.1016/j.quascirev.2004.10.010
2004
  • Bedford, A., Jones, R.T., Lang, B & BROOKS, S.J. ( 2004 ) A Late-glacial chironomid record from Hawes Water, N.W. England Journal of Quaternary Science 19 : 281-290 . 10.1002/jqs.836
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Birks, H.J.B. ( 2004 ) The dynamics of Chironomidae populations in response to environmental change during the past 300 years in Spitsbergen Journal of Paleolimnology 31 : 483-498 .
  • Nazarova L.B. & BROOKS S.J. ( 2004 ) Chironomids (Diptera, Chironomidae) in palaeoclimatic investigations Euroasiatic Entomological Journal 3 : 300-306 .
2003
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2003 ) Dragonflies . The Natural History Museum 96 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2003 ) Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera). In MacKay, A. Battarbee, R.W. and Birks, H.J.B. [Eds.], In: Global change in the Holocene . Arnold : London , 328-341 .
  • Heiri, O., Birks, H.J.B., BROOKS, S.J., Velle, G. & Willassen, E ( 2003 ) Effects of within-lake variability of fossil assemblages on quantitative chironomid-inferred temperature reconstruction Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 199 : 95-106 . 10.1016/S0031-0182(03)00498-X
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Duelli, P., & Johnson, J.B. ( 2003 ) A lacewing with the wanderlust: the European song species ‘Maltese’ (Chrysoperla agilis sp. n.) of the carnea-group of Chrysoperla (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Systematic Entomology 28 : 131-147 . 10.1046/j.1365-3113.2003.00208.x
  • Lang, B., Bedford, A.P., Richardson, N. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 2003 ) The use of ultra-sound in the preparation of carbonate and clay sediments for chironomid analysis Journal of Paleolimnology 30 : 451-460 . 10.1023/B:JOPL.0000007307.09971.19
  • Udachin, V., Williamson, B.J., Purvis, O.W., Spiro, B., Dubbin, W., BROOKS, S.J., Coste, B., Herrington, R.J. & Mikhailova, I. ( 2003 ) Assessment of environmental impacts of active smelter operations and abandoned mines in Karabash, Ural Mountains of Russia Sustainable Development 11 : 133-142 . 10.1002/sd.211
2002
  • Brancelj, A., Sisko, M., Muri, G., Kamenik, C., Appleby, P., Lami, A., Shilland, E., Rose, N.L., BROOKS, S.J. & Dearing, J.A. ( 2002 ) Lake Jezero v Ledvicah (N.W. Slovenia) – changes in sediment records over the last two centuries Journal of Paleolimnology 28 : 47-58 . 10.1023/A:1020367818144
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Duelli, P. & Johnson, J.B. ( 2002 ) Discovering the true identity of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Insecta: Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) using song analysis, morphology, and ecology Annals of the American Entomological Society 95 : 172-191 . 10.1603/0013-8746(2002)095[0172:DTTCCI]2.0.CO;2
  • Massaferro, J. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 2002 ) The response of chironomids to Late Quaternary climate change in the Taitao Peninsula, southern Chile Journal of Quaternary Science 17 : 101-111 . 10.1002/jqs.671
  • Massaferro, J., BROOKS, S.J. & Jackson, K.A ( 2002 ) Estudio preliminar de la distribución y composición de las comunidades de quironómidos (Diptera: Chironomidae) en el Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael (46S), Chile Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile 51 : 123-134 .
  • Winterton, S.L. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 2002 ) Phylogeny of the subfamily Apochrysinae (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), with a new species of Oligochrysa Esben-Petersen Annals of the American Entomological Society 95 : 16-28 . 10.1603/0013-8746(2002)095[0016:POTAGL]2.0.CO;2
2001
  • Battarbee, R.W., Cameron, N.G., Golding, P., BROOKS, S.J., Switsur, R., Harkness, D., Appleby, P., Oldfield, F., Thompson, R & Montieth, D.T. ( 2001 ) Evidence for Holocene climate variability from the sediments of a Scottish remote mountain lake Journal of Quaternary Science 16 : 339-346 . 10.1002/jqs.597
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2001 ) Dragonflies and damselflies. In Hawksworth, D.L. [Ed.], In: The changing wildlife of Great Britain and Ireland. Systematics Association . Taylor and Francis : London , 340-354 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2001 ) Chironomid analysis. In Matthews, J.A. [Ed.], In: The Encyclopaedic dictionary of Environmental Change . Arnold .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Birks, H.J.B. ( 2001 ) Chironomid-inferred air temperatures from late-glacial and Holocene sites in north-west Europe: progress and problems Quaternary Science Reviews 20 : 1723-1741 . 10.1016/S0277-3791(01)00038-5
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Jackson, K.A. ( 2001 ) The Odonata of Bioko, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, with the description of fan-shaped setae on early instar Libellulidae larvae Odonatologica 30 : 29-38 . Odonatologica
  • BROOKS, S.J., Bennion, H. & Birks, H.J.B. ( 2001 ) Tracing lake trophic history with a chironomid-total phosphorus inference model Freshwater Biology 46 : 511-532 .
  • Donato, B.J., BROOKS, S.J., Pickett, J.A. & Hardie, J. ( 2001 ) Peyerimhoffina gracilis (Schneider, 1851) (Neur. : Chrysopidae) a green lacewing new to Britain Entomologist’s Record 113 : 131-135 .
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Thierry, D & Duelli, P. & Johnson, J.B. ( 2001 ) The common green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea s. lat.) and the sibling species problem. In McEwen, P. & New, T.R. [Eds.], In: Lacewings in the crop environment . Cambridge University Press : Cambridge , 29-42 .
  • Rieradevall, M. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 2001 ) An identification guide to subfossil Tanypodinae larvae (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae) based on cephalic setation Journal of Paleolimnology 25 (1) : 81-99 .
2000
  • Ammann, B., Birks, H.J.B., BROOKS, S.J., Eicher, U., von Grafenstein, U., Hofmann, W., Lemdahl, G., Schwander, J., Tobolski, K & Wick, L. ( 2000 ) Quantification of biotic responses to rapid climatic changes around the Younger Dryas - a synthesis Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 159 : 313-347 .
  • Birks, H.H., Battarbee, R.W., Birks,H.J.B., Bradshaw, E.G., BROOKS, S.J., Duigan, C.A., Jones, V.V., Lemdahl, G., Peglar, S.M., Solem, J.O., Solhøy, I.W., Solhøy, T. & Stalsberg, M.K. ( 2000 ) The development of the aquatic ecosystem at Kråkenes Lake, western Norway, during the late-glacial and early Holocene - a synthesis Journal of Paleolimnology 23 (1) : 91-114 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2000 ) Lateglacial fossil midge (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae) stratigraphies from the Swiss Alps Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 159 : 261-279 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 2000 ) Pond management for dragonflies. In Biggs J. [Ed.], In: Proceedings of the Ponds Conference . The Ponds Conservation Trust : Oxford , 81-88 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Birks, H.J.B. ( 2000 ) Chironomid-inferred Lateglacial - early Holocene mean July air temperatures for Kråkenes Lake, western Norway Journal of Palaeolimnology 23 (1) : 77-89 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Birks, H.J.B. ( 2000 ) Chironomid-inferred late-glacial air temperatures at Whitrig Bog, south-east Scotland Journal of Quaternary Science 15 : 759-764 .
  • Dalton, C.P.D., Battarbee, R.W., Birks, H.J.B., BROOKS, S.J., Cameron, N.G., Derrick, S., Evershed, R.P., McGovern, A., Peglar, S.M., Scott, J.A. & Thompson, R. ( 2000 ) Holocene lake sediment core sequences from Lochnagar, Cairngorms Mts, Scotland - UK Progress Report for CHILL-10,000. Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London .
  • Ross, A.J., Jarzembowski, E.A. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 2000 ) The Cretaceous and Cenozoic record of insects (Hexapoda) with regard to global change. In Culver, S.J. & Rawson, P.F. (Eds), In: Biotic response to global change: the last 145 million years . Cambridge University Press : Cambridge , .
1999
  • Barber, K.E., Battarbee, R.W., BROOKS, S.J., Eglinton, G., Haworth, E., Oldfield, F., Stevenson, A.C. and Thompson, R. ( 1999 ) Proxy records of climate change in the UK over the last two millennia Journal of the Geological Society 156 : 369-380 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1999 ) Guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain, In: AIDGAP . Field Studies Council .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1999 ) Ephemeroptera - the mayflies or up-winged flies. In: Barnard, P.C. [Ed.], In: Identifying British insects and arachnids . .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1999 ) Odonata - the dragonflies and damselflies. In: Barnard, P.C. [Ed.], In: Identifying British insects and arachnids. . 30-32 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1999 ) Plecoptera - the stoneflies. In: Barnard, P.C. [Ed.], In: Identifying British insects and arachnids . 33-35 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1999 ) England’s Glory: the Downy Emerald Dragonfly. English Nature Magazine 44 : 14-15 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Jackson, K.A ( 1999 ) Onchocerciasis control on the Island of Bioko (Republic of Equatorial Guinea) by vector elimination Environmental Impact Assessment. Part 2c. Macro-invertebrate indicator species. Report to World Health Organisation 20 .
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Duelli, P. & Johnson, J.B. ( 1999 ) Revising the concept of Chrysoperla mediterranea (Hölzel), a green lacewing associated with conifers: courtship songs across 2800 kilometers of Europe (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Systematic Entomology 24 : 335-350 .
  • Lotter, A.F., Walker, I.R., BROOKS, S.J. & Hofmann, W. ( 1999 ) An intercontinental comparison of chironomid palaeotemperature inference models: Europe vs. North America Quaternary Science Reviews 18 : 717-735 .
  • Lowe, J.J., Birks, H.H., BROOKS, S.J., Coope, G.R., Harkness, D.D., Mayle, F.E., Sheldrick, C., Turney, C.S.M. & Walker, M.J.C. ( 1999 ) The chronology of palaeoenvironmental changes during the last glacial-Holocene Transition: towards an event stratigraphy for the British Isles Journal of the Geological Society of London 156 : 397-410 .
  • Mayle, F.E., Bell, M., Birks, H.H., BROOKS, S.J., Coope, G.R., Lowe, J.J., Sheldrick, C., Li Shijie, Turney, C.S.M. & Walker, M.J.C. ( 1999 ) Climate variations in Britain during the last glacial-Holocene transition (15.0-11.5 cal ka BP): comparison with the GRIP ice-core record Journal of the Geological Society of London 156 : 411-423 .
1998
  • Amman, B., Birks, H.J.B., BROOKS, S.J., Eicher, U., von Grafenstein, U., Hofmann, W., van der Knaap, P., Lemdahl, G., Schwander, J., Tobolski, K & Wick, L. ( 1998 ) Wie reagieren aquatische und terretrische Ökosysteme auf rasche Klimaänderrungen? . vdf, Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH : Zürich , 101 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1998 ) Conservation in the British Dragonfly Society. In: Brooks, S.J. & Nellist, D. [Eds.], In: How to give invertebrates a higher profile in conservation. Proceedings of the second JCCBI conference . English Nature : Peterborough , .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Jackson, K.A. ( 1998 ) Biodiversity of non-biting midges (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae) and other freshwater insects of the Laguna San Rafael National Park, southern Chile Report to Raleigh International, CONEF and Darwin Initiative .
  • Honey, M.R., Leigh, C. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 1998 ) The flora and fauna of the newly created Wildlife Garden in the grounds of the Natural History Museum, London The London Naturalist 77 : 17-47 .
  • John, D.M., Douglas, G.E., BROOKS, S.J., Jones, G.C., Ellaway, J. & Rundle, S. ( 1998 ) Blooms of the water net Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta) in a coastal lake in the British Isles: their cause, seasonality and impact Biologia 53 : 537-545 .
1997
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1997 ) The response of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) assemblages to late-glacial climatic change in Kråkenes Lake, western Norway Quaternary Proceedings 5 : 49-58 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1997 ) An overview of the current status of Chrysopidae (Neuroptera) systematics Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 4 (2) : 267-275 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1997 ) Identification of Vagrant Emperors British Wildlife 8 : 360-361 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1997 ) The Neuroptera of Costa Rica. In Solís, A. (Ed.), In: Las Familias de insectos de Costa Rica . INBio .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Lewington, R. ( 1997 ) 4th edition. Field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland . British Wildlife Publishing : Hook , 160 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Lowe, J.J. & Mayle, F.E. ( 1997 ) The Late Devensian Lateglacial palaeoenvironmental record from Whitrig Bog, S.E. Scotland. 2. Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) Boreas 26 : 297-308 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Mayle, F.E. & Lowe, J.J. ( 1997 ) Chironomid-based Lateglacial climatic reconstruction for southeast Scotland. (Rapid Communication) Journal of Quaternary Science 12 (2) : 161-167 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., McGeeney, A. & Cham, S.A. ( 1997 ) "Time-sharing" in the male downy emerald, Cordulia aenea (L.) (Corduliidae) Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 13 : 10-15 .
1996
  • Birks, H.H., Battarbee, R.W., Beerling, D.J., Birks, H.J.B., BROOKS, S.J., Duigan, C.A., Gulliksen, S., Haflidason, H., Hauge, F., Jones, V.J., Jonsgard, B., Kårevik, M., Larsen, E., Lemdahl, G., Løvlie, R., Mangerud, J., Peglar, S.M., Possnert, G., Smol, J.P., Solem, J.O., Solhøy, I., Solhøy, T., Sønstegaard, E. & Wright, H.E. ( 1996 ) The Kråkenes Late-glacial palaeoenvironmental project Journal of Paleolimnology 15 : 281-286 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1996 ) Three thousand years of environmental history in a Cairngorms lochan revealed by analysis of non-biting midges (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae) Botanical Journal of Scotland 48 (1) : 89-98 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1996 ) Monitoring and surveying dragonflies (Odonata) for use as indicators of wetland site quality. In Eyre, M. [Ed.], In: Environmental monitoring, surveillance and conservation using invertebrates . EMS Publications : Newcastle upon Tyne , 29-32 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1996 ) Peatland dragonflies (Odonata) in Britain: a review of their distribution, status and ecology. In Parkyn, L., Stoneman, R.E. & Ingram, H.A.P. [Eds.], In: Conserving peatlands . CAB International : Wallingford , 112-116 .
  • Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Duelli, P. & Johnson, J.B. ( 1996 ) Chrysoperla lucasina (Lacroix): a distinct species of green lacewing, confirmed by acoustical analysis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Systematic Entomology 21 : 205-218 .
1995
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1995 ) Species action plan Oxygastra curtisii and Coenagrion mercuriale., In: Biodiversity Challenge . Royal Society for the Protection of Birds 239-240 & 249 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1995 ) The response of chironomid (Diptera) faunas to climate change. In Harrington, R. & Stork, N.E. (Eds.), In: Insects in a changing environment. 17th Symposium of the Royal Entomological Society . Academic Press : London , 425-429 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1995 ) The dragonflies (Odonata) of woodland ponds. In Hine, A. [Ed], In: Woodland pond management . Corporation of London, Richmond Publishing : London , 22-26 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1995 ) Wildlife reports. Dragonflies. British Wildlife 6 (4) : 252-253 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Logan. P. & Welch, C. ( 1995 ) Terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, In: Institute of Environmental Assessment. Guidelines for baseline ecological assessment. . Chapman & Hall : London , 55-60 .
  • Cham, S.A., BROOKS, S.J., McGeeney, A. ( 1995 ) Distribution and habitat of the downy emerald dragonfly Cordulia aenea (L.) (Odonata: Corduliidae) in Britain and Ireland. Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 11 (2) : 31-35 .
  • Mound, L.A. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 1995 ) Pocket guides: insects . Dorling Kindersley : London , .
1994
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1994 ) A taxonomic review of the common green lacewing genus Chrysoperla (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 63 (2) : 137-210 .
  • BROOKS, S.J., Helgason, T., Monro, A., Herrington, R. & Stafford, P. ( 1994 ) Flora, Fauna and water quality of the Smokey Branch mining concession, Maya Mountains, Belize: a baseline study Report to BHP mining company 36 .
  • Douglas, G.E., Bowell, R.J., John, D.M. BROOKS, S.J., Hodda, M., Stanley, C.J. & Warren, A. ( 1994 ) Biological and mineral aspects of sulphide deposits in Malaysia: field work and preliminary analysis Commissioned through British Geological Survey. Project no. E12EB001 74 .
  • How much does acidity affect the distribution of acidophilic dragonflies? ( 1994 ) Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 10 (1) 16-18 : .
1993
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1993 ) Review of a method to monitor adult dragonfly populations Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 9 (1) : 1-4 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1993 ) Joint Committee for the Conservation of British Invertebrates: Guidelines for invertebrate site surveys British Wildlife 4 (5) : 283-286 .
  • Brooks, S.J. ( 1993 ) Chironomids and global warming. What can midges tell us about the environment? London Atalanta 27 : 105-107 .
  • Douglas, G.E., BROOKS, S.J., Hodda, M., John, D.M. & Warren, A. ( 1993 ) Micro-ecological aspects of mine contamination: use of algae (and other cryptograms), protozoa, nematodes and chironomids for monitoring mine contaminants in freshwater. Commissioned through British Geological Survey. Project no. E12EB001 14 .
1992
  • Brooks SJ ( 1992 ) River Bourne survey. London Atalanta 21 : 83 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1992 ) On the proposed conservation of some generic names first proposed in Histoire abrégée des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris (Geoffroy, 1762) Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 49 (2) : 150 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1992 ) The value of peatlands to British dragonflies, In: Plantlife Peatlands Inquiry . .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Richards, S.J. ( 1992 ) A new species of Oreagrion (Odonata: Coenagrionidae): montane dragonflies from New Guinea Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 135 : 141-144 .
1991
  • Brooks SJ ( 1991 ) Tropical forest conservation and some spectacular dragonflies in Costa Rica London Atalanta 19 : 75-76 .
  • Brooks SJ ( 1991 ) Wildlife reports: dragonflies. British Wildlife 2 : 370-371 .
  • Brooks SJ ( 1991 ) The Odonata collections of the Natural History Museum, London. Kimminsia 2 : 4-5 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1991 ) Is Helicoconis lutea (Wallengren) a British species? Neuro News 8 : 5-6 .
  • Willmann, R. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 1991 ) Insekten aus der Fur-Formation von Danemark (Moler, ob. Paleozan/unt. Eozan?). 6. Chrysopidae (Neuroptera) Meyiana 43 : 125-135 .
1990
  • Brooks SJ ( 1990 ) Wildlife reports: dragonflies. British Wildlife 1 : 298 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1990 ) Dragonfly survey of Cornmill Stream and Old River Lea SSSI Report to Nature Conservancy Council 11 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1990 ) Dragonfly survey of two Epping Forest ponds Report to Nature Conservancy Council 3 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & BARNARD, P.C. ( 1990 ) The green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) of the world: a generic review Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 59 : 117-286 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. & Hammond, P.H. ( 1990 ) Survey of the dragonflies, butterflies and beetles at Twin Tumps, Thamesmead Report to Thamesmead Town Council 25 .
1989
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1989 ) New dragonflies (Odonata) from Costa Rica Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 132 : 163-176 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1989 ) Odonata collected from Guanacaste National Park, Costa Rica, July 1988 Notulae Odonatologicae 3 : 49-52 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1989 ) The dragonflies (Odonata) of London: the current status The London Naturalist 68 : 109-131 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1989 ) East west transportation corridor study. Ecological survey of the dragonflies in the Bourne Valley, June-September 1989 Report to Dorset County Council 25 .
1988
  • Brooks SJ ( 1988 ) London's dragonflies The London Atalanta 8 : 32 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1988 ) Exotic dragonflies in north London Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 4 : 9-12 .
1987
  • Brooks SJ ( 1987 ) Dragonflies in the London area.    London Atalanta 2 : 5-7 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1987 ) Stridulatory structures in three green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology 16 : 237-244 .
1986
  • BARNARD, P.C., BROOKS, S.J. & STORK, N.E. ( 1986 ) The seasonality and distribution of Neuroptera, Raphidioptera and Mecoptera on oaks in Richmond Park, Surrey, as revealed by insecticide knock-down sampling Journal of Natural History 20 : 1321-1331 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1986 ) A new genus of Ankyloptertygini (Chrysopidae) Neuroptera International 4 : 35-48 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1986 ) A new synonymy in Ceratochrysa Tjeder (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Neuroptera International 4 : 83-84 .
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1986 ) Crouch End Playing Fields: an ecological survey London Wildlife Trust .
  • Brooks, S.J. & Brooks, A.P. ( 1986 ) The dragonflies (Odonata) of Cornmill Stream and Old River Lea SSSI Report to Nature Conservancy Council 9 .
  • d'Aguilar, J., Dommanget, J.-L. & Prechac, R. ( 1986 ) BROOKS, S.J. [Ed. English translation], In: A field guide to the dragonflies of Britain, Europe and North Africa . Collins : London , .
1985
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1985 ) A redefinition of the Italochrysini (Chrysopidae), with the description of a new genus from Nigeria Neuroptera International 3 : 79-88 .
1984
  • BARNARD, P.C. & BROOKS, S.J. ( 1984 ) The African lacewing genus Ceratochrysa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae); a predator on the cassava mealy bug, Phenacoccus manihoti (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) Systematic Entomology 9 : 359-371 .
1983
  • BROOKS, S.J. ( 1983 ) A new genus of oriental lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Bulletin of the British Museum Natural History (Entomology) 47 : 1-26 .
1981
  • ( 1981 ) Dragonfly records from West Malaysia Notulae Odonatologicae 1 : 113-114 .