Environmental Monitoring and Modeling
GPES Areas of Study

Leader: Charles Kroll

This study area focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to measuring and modeling environmental systems and processes. Students address pressing environmental problems in an integrative manner by taking advantage of a broad range of faculty expertise, a variety of course offerings related to the environment and access to advanced field equipment, study sites and computational hardware. Current research in this area includes sustainable development, air quality, water resources, biogeography, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, climate and anthropogenic change, forest biometrics and energy systems. Specific course work in environmental monitoring and modeling is supplemented by courses offerings in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics, natural resources and environmental and social policy.

Course Lists

EMM Faculty





Beier, Colin M.climate change, social-ecological systems, forest landscapes, ecosystem services, landscape complexity cbeier@esf.edu311 Bray Hall
Bevilacqua, Eddiesampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silvicultureebevilacqua@esf.edu301 Bray Hall
Boyer, Gregory L.environmental monitoring, including buoy and ship-based monitoring systems for water quality glboyer@esf.edu320 Jahn Laboratory
Chatterjee, Siddharth G.transport phenomena, design, simulation, pollution abatementschatterjee@esf.edu406 Walters Hall
Daley, Douglas J.water resources, solid and hazardous waste management, ecological engineering, environmental restoration, phytoremediation, bioremediation, soil and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental engineeringdjdaley@esf.edu420 Baker Laboratory
Dovciak, MartinPlant Ecology, Forest Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Global Change, Ecosystem Management & 459 Illick Hall
Endreny, Theodore A.river and watershed restoration, river and watershed monitoring, river and watershed modeling, computational fluid dynamicste@esf.edu404 Baker Laboratory
Hall, Charles A.Systems science, Systems ecology, ecosystems, biophysical economics, energy, energy return on energy investment, study of human-dominated ecosystemschall@esf.edu354 Illick Hall
Hussein, Rafaat M.Sustainable development, water resources, climate change, environmental safety & auditing, expert & knowledge-based systems 216 Baker Laboratory
Kroll, Charles N.environmental modeling, computer science, hydrologic prediction, field hydrology, statistical analysescnkroll@syr.edu424 Baker Laboratory
Limburg, Karin E.watershed assessment, coastal margins, fish/fisheries, and otolith chemistryklimburg@esf.edu249 Illick Hall
Mao, Huitingenvironmental chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, air quality, regional to global budgets of trace gases, long range transport, continental export, climate 420 Jahn Laboratory
Mountrakis, Georgios E.remote sensing, GIS, urbanization, biodiversity, climate 419 Baker Laboratory
Quackenbush, Lindi J.remote sensing, geographic information systems, spatial analysisljquack@esf.edu416 Baker Laboratory
Shaw, Stephen B.hydroclimatology, water resources engineering, ecohydrology in a changing climate, water resources, climate change, hydrology, systems modeling, stormwater managementsbshaw@esf.edu418 Baker Laboratory
Stehman, Stephen V.sampling designs for monitoring, applied statistics, land-cover change, map accuracy assessmentsvstehma@syr.edu322 Bray Hall
Stella, John C.riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restorationstella@esf.edu344 Illick Hall
Volk, Timothy A.silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international 346 Illick Hall
Yanai, Ruth D.forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, ecological modeling, watershed management, ecosystem nutrient cycling, 210 Marshall Hall

Graduate Students in Environmental Monitoring and Modeling

Current Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Shawn ClevelandShawn Cleveland

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Stella

Graduate Research Topic
I am studying the influence of beaver on riparian systems. More specifically, I want to quantify the spatial distribution of beaver lodges, how beaver directly impact the forests in the “forage footprint” associated with the lodge, and finally if beaver created forest disturbance provides a more historically representative stand structure than we currently see in many eastern forests.

Ibrahim GameIbrahim Game

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll
Undergraduate Institute: Univv of Lome (Chemistry)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Lome (Chemistry )

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Personal Statement
Together for a better world, development in a clean environment, these are my general interests

Favorite Quote
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened

Jian LinJian Lin

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis
Undergraduate Institute: Fujian Normal University (Geography)

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Graduate Research Topic
ESC Environmental Monitoring and Simulation

Favorite Quote
When you learn, teach. When you get, give.---Maya Angelou

John LombardiJohn Lombardi

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Stehman
Undergraduate Institute: University of North Carolina Asheville (Mathematics)

Personal Statement
Statistics, Math, and the Environment are what I am interested in. When I am not doing those things then I love biking and rock climbing!

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Sherry MartinSherry Martin

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

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