A/Prof Brooks heads up the Precision Erosion and Sediment Management (PrESM) Research Group at Griffith University. His research has focused on understanding erosion and sediment sources in river carchments and their receiving water bodies, with a particular focus on the Great Barrier Reef. A/Prof Brooks' team won the 2017 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research for their work identifying the sources of sediment polluting the GBR. Since this time the team has focused on developing solutions for identifying the highest priority erosion sources and developing the science and methods to reduce erosion in these tropical catchments at a scale that is appropriate to the magnitude of the problem.
Eureka Prize Winner, 2017.