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Julie Shoemaker

Assistant Professor

Faculty Julie Shoemaker

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mentoring her students.  She holds a PhD in Biology from Harvard.


  • Shoemaker, J.K., Keenan, T., Hollinger, D., Richardson, A.D. Environmental Controls over landscape-scale methane emissions from Howland Forest. GRL March, 2014
  • Shoemaker, J.K., Schrag, D.P., Molina, M.J., Ramanathan, V. What role for short-lived climate pollutants in climate mitigation policy.” Science 13 December 2013: 342 (6164), 1323-1324.
  • Shoemaker, J.K. and Schrag, D.P. The Danger of Overvaluing Methane’s Future Influence on Climate Change. Climatic Change 120 (4), 903-914.
  • Shoemaker, J.K., Varner R.K., Crill, P.M., Schrag, D.P. 2012. Characterization of subsurface methane production and release over three years at a New Hampshire wetland: Seasonal, spatial, and annual variability. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.91, 120-139.
  • Shoemaker, J.K. and Schrag, D.P. 2010. Subsurface characterization of methane production and release from a New Hampshire wetland. Geobiology 8, 234-243.
  • Neumann, Ashfaque, Badruzzaman, Ali, Shoemaker, and Harvey. 2010. Anthropogenic influences on groundwater arsenic concentrations in Bangladesh. Nature Geoscience 3, 46-52.
  • House, K.Z. and Shoemaker, J.K. 2008. Double take: To bury or not to bury CO2. Discovery News.


  • Dec 2013: AGU Fall Mtg: “"Environmental Drivers of Whole-Ecosystem Methane Fluxes from a Lowland Evergreen Forest".
  • Oct 2013: BU Terrestrial Biogeochemistry seminar series: “Seasonal and inter-annual forest methane flux dynamics: A source-sink transition and the problem of predictability
  • June 2009: Goldschmidt Conference. “Does oxic metabolism control substrate availability for terrestrial methanogenesis?”
  • August 2008: Gordon Research Conference. “Does oxic metabolism control substrate availability for aceticlastic methanogenesis?”
  • May 2007: MIT E34 Seminar: “Peering through the peat: Calculating rates of methane production and oxidation from a terrestrial wetland… among other places.”


  • December 2011: AGU fall meeting. “Does Methanogenesis Require Oxygen?”
  • December 2006: AGU fall meeting. “Calculating in situ rates of methane production and oxidation from a New Hampshire Fen.”