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Current Students

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

Tutku AkTutku Ak
tak@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Bryant

Previous Graduate Study: University of Canakkale Onseki (Landscape Architectu)

Reem AlawadhiReem Alawadhi
ralawadh@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno

Waleed AlsadoonWaleed Alsadoon
waalsado@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Bryant

Ali AlshehriAli Alshehri
amalsheh@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran

Eli ArnowEli Arnow
earnow@syr.edu

ERE Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Diemont

Undergraduate Study: Union College NY (Mechanical Engineeri)

Links
Web Link

Graduate Research Topic
A Study of the potential benefits of the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of the historical Haudenosaunee for agricultural modernization in Central NY. How could the TEK of the Haudenosaunee improve local food production in terms of both yield and sustainability?

Favorite Quote
“If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do… How would I be? What would I do?” - Buckminster Fuller

Zoya BananZoya Banan
zbanan@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Undergraduate Study: Sharif University of Technolog (Chemical Engineering)

Previous Graduate Study: Sharif University of Technology (Energy Systems Engineering)

Doctoral Research Topic
Risk Perception of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

Laura BartockLaura Bartock
lkbartoc@syr.edu

Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Rickard

Undergraduate Study: University of Maryland Baltimore CO

Links
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Graduate Research Topic
I am interested in the relationship between science communication at a theoretical level and the practice of science communication in long-term ecological research sites (LTERs). In particular, this study proposes to examine if and how science communication practitioners at LTERs align with theoretically established models of science communication, such as the deficit model, the dialogue model, and the participation model. Do the practitioners fall neatly into categorical models, or do their practices blur the boundaries of established models? Do practitioners use more than one model through the course of their work? Are there other models that have not yet been identified?

Favorite Quote
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adriana BeltraniAdriana Beltrani
abeltr01@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bryant

Elvin BethuremElvin Bethurem
embethur@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch and Selfa

Cheryl BondiCheryl Bondi
cabondi@syr.edu

ESC Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Beier

Undergraduate Study: Salem State College (Biology)

Previous Graduate Study: Humboldt State University (Biology )

Graduate Research Topic
My dissertation research focuses on the role of Calcium in northern hardwood forest floor ecology. I am studying community structure and trophic interactions between snails, arthropods and terrestrial salamanders in forests with varying levels of available Calcium in the organic soil horizon. In a landscape that has undergone historically high levels of acid deposition, this research will provide insight into the effects that Calcium leaching may have on the leaf litter fauna and bottom up processes in northeastern forests.

Alison BresslerAlison Bressler
asbressl@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Vidon

Bio
My undergraduate research focused on LID features in suburban South Carolina in order to reduce large scale eutrophication. My current research is focusing on the impact of willow birch on water quality, quantity, and associated ecosystems services in addition to investigating the broader social implications of growing willow birch as a biofuel source.

Ingrid BrofmanIngrid Brofman
ibrofman@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bryant

Spencer BuslerSpencer Busler
stbusler@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Briggs

Mirian CalderonMirian Calderon
mrcalder@syr.edu

Ecosystem Restoration

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Graduate Research Topic
River Biological Assessment. River restoration.

Favorite Quote
'Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving". Albert Einstein

Julia ChaseJulia Chase
juchase@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Selfa

Shawn ClevelandShawn Cleveland
smclevel@syr.edu

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.

Bryan ComerBryan Comer
bhcomer@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran

Undergraduate Study: Rochester Institute of Technology (Public Policy Studie)

Previous Graduate Study: Rochester Institute of Technology (Public Policy Studies)

About
Bryan Comer is a PhD student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy. Bryan holds a Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Bryan's research focuses on the environmental impacts of freight transportation policies in the Great Lakes region.

Rian CroteauRian Croteau
rtcrotea@syr.edu

Biophysical & Ecological Economics

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Susana del Granado PenarandaSusana del Granado Penaranda
smdelgra@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno and Hall

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Env Pol & Dem Proces)

G.A.F. Sri DewiG.A.F. Sri Dewi
grdewi@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Undergraduate Study: Udayana Univ (Agriculture)

Graduate Research Topic
Indigenous Agriculture, Climate Change, and the Environment in Upstate New York

Mamadou DjermaMamadou Djerma
mdjerma@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Smardon and Briggs

Adam EfflerAdam Effler
ajeffler@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Schulz

Lorena Estrada ChinchillaLorena Estrada Chinchilla
lnestrad@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch

Undergraduate Study: Universidad del Valle de Guatm (Ecotourism)

Previous Graduate Study: Tropical Agricultural Research

Susan FasslerSusan Fassler
scfassle@syr.edu

Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Sophia Finlayson-SchuelerSophia Finlayson-Schueler
srfinlay@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bryant

Undergraduate Study: Allegheny College

Adam FixAdam Fix
ajfix@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno

Kaira FuentesKaira Fuentes
ktfuente@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld and Smardon

Undergraduate Study: University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras* (Environmental Science)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (Environmental and Social Planning)

Doctoral Research Topic
Comparative Perspectives on Implementation of the Ramsar Convention in Mangrove Reserves in the Caribbean Region

Areas of Interest
Wetland science; International environmental policy; Environmental planning; the Caribbean region

Ibrahim GameIbrahim Game
ipgame@syr.edu

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Undergraduate Study: Univv of Lome (Chemistry)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Lome (Chemistry )

LinkedIn profil
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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

Yolanda GonzalezYolanda Gonzalez
ygonzale@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Potteiger

Undergraduate Study: SUNY College at Geneseo (Spanish)

Graduate Research Topic
Research focuses on community food systems and urban agriculture in New York City. Particularly interested in examining obesity-driven urban agriculture initiatives, such as the Gardens for Healthy Communities Initiative coordinated through Green Thumb.

Favorite Quote
Masanobu Fukuoka once said, "The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."

Vanessa GravenstineVanessa Gravenstine
vrgraven@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Dieterlen

Lisa GreenwoodLisa Greenwood
llgreenw@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran

Undergraduate Study: Rochester Institute of Technology (Environmental Science)

Previous Graduate Study: University of New Haven (Environ Eng )

About
Lisa Greenwood is a doctoral student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.  Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in civil engineering, and she has more than 20 years of professional experience in environmental management with firms including United Technologies and Pratt & Whitney.  For the past three years she has been an instructor in the Dept. of Civil Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  She plans to research innovation in corporate environmental management practices, especially as they relate to water quality standards.

Lars HambergLars Hamberg
ljhamber@syr.edu

Ecosystem Restoration

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Diemont and Limburg

Undergraduate Study: Uppsala Univ

Personal Statement
I'm interested in restoration ecology and how future environmental changes will make large-scale restoration of natural areas a necessity. I enjoy blending different research tools including field experiments, systems modeling, statistical analysis and more. I have a background in NGO/think-tank work in India focusing on renewable energy installations and their social and environmental impact (for good or bad).

Graduate Research Topic
Loss and restoration of V. americana in the Hudson River after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Herbivory, seed and tuber burial, potential restoration, and systems ecology analysis of the system.

Favorite Quote
Bättre börda man bär ej på vägen än mycket mannavett. På främmande ort går det framför guld. Slikt är den torftiges tillflykt. /// A better burden | may no man bear For wanderings wide than wisdom; It is better than wealth | on unknown ways, And in grief a refuge it gives. - Havamal / The High Song

Shara HiltonShara Hilton
sehilton@syr.edu

Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Moran

Previous Graduate Study: Ryerson University (Environmental Science)

About
Shara Hilton, MS candidate in GPES (part-time student) is researching how consumers think about major purchases, including the role of green certifications in decision making about furniture products.   She has professional work experience in the furniture industry as well as property management.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from York University in Toronto (Canada).

Rachel HoppinsRachel Hoppins
rshoppin@syr.edu

Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Rickard and Folta

Undergraduate Study: Kansas St University of Manhattan (Biology)

Yuh-Chin HwangYuh-Chin Hwang
yuhwang@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY Binghamton (Geography )

About
Yuh-Chin (Yulanda) Hwang (ABD) is a doctoral candidate in GPES.  Her PhD research focuses on how museums present the environmental knowledge that is held by indigenous people, and the use of interactive and outdoor approaches to their interpretive work.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the National University in Taiwan, and a master’s degree in geography from SUNY – Binghamton.

Andrea IronsAndrea Irons
amirons@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Stella

Undergraduate Study: University of Calif Berkeley (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
I am studying riparian forest dynamics along California’s Sacramento River. I love both forests and rivers, and am interested in how they affect one another. I hope to analyze the relationship between flow regimes and tree recruitment and succession, particularly focusing on the Fremont Cottonwoods native to the area. Utilizing GIS, hundreds of tree cores, and sediment data, I hope to draw a picture of how the riparian forest has changed in relation to the Sacramento River over time.

Courtney Johnson-WoodsCourtney Johnson-Woods
cajohn13@syr.edu

Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Parker

Imran KhalidImran Khalid
iskhalid@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran and Smardon

Undergraduate Study: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Environ Science)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Env Pol )

About
Imran Khalid is a doctoral student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.   He is researching wastewater management issues, especially in small and low-income communities.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, and master’s degrees (two), from the National University in Karachi, Pakistan, and also from SUNY – ESF.

Kevin KimballKevin Kimball
kdkimbal@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Tao and Smardon

Undergraduate Study: SUNY College Plattsburgh (Environmental Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Sustainable waste water management.

Frances KnickmeyerFrances Knickmeyer
fbknickm@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Smardon

Timothy KochTimothy Koch
tmkoch@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Vidon

Undergraduate Study: SUNY Center Albany (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
After undergraduate I did an internship with the US Forest Service conducting watershed health surveys throughout the Pacific Northwest. Looking at land use on watershed maps and then hiking across the land to get to the sampling locations really got me interested in watershed science. I would like to look at the impact of land cover change on ephemeral stream channel morphology and water quality from a managerial view point in order to best mitigate these changes in the future.

Favorite Quote
As for me, if I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk at my leisure toward a spring of fresh water. -The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Hayley KopelsonHayley Kopelson
hhkopels@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Diemont

Undergraduate Study: SUNY Potsdam (Biology)

Li KuiLi Kui
lkui@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Stella

Previous Graduate Study: Texas A&m University of College Sta* (Forestry and Related)

Graduate Research Topic
I am studying the reciprocal influences between river disturbance regimes (flooding and sediment transport) and riparian tree populations. My research is a part of a three-university cooperative project funded by NSF: Quantifying feedbacks between fluvial morphodynamics and pioneer riparian vegetation in sand-bed rivers. My work integrates full scale flume studies at the Outdoor Stream Lab at the University of Minnesota (St. Anthony Falls Laboratory), field studies on the Bill Williams River in Arizona, and geospatial analysis of vegetation and geomorphic change over time, collaborated with USGS.

Eugene LawEugene Law
eplaw@syr.edu

Ecosystem Restoration

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Diemont

Kyungsun LeeKyungsun Lee
klee34@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Undergraduate Study: Seoul National University

Previous Graduate Study: Seoul National University (History of Science )

Doctoral Research Topic
Ecological Modernization of the Chemical Industry in South Korea, China, and Japan

Book
Lee, Kyungsun. 2013. Scientists and Engineers without Borders: Appropriate Technology for a Sustainable World. Seoul: Danielstone Publishing Co. (in Korean) ISBN 9788958074878

Areas of Interest
Environmental policy; Environmental sociology; Science and technology studies; Industrial ecology

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Katherine LenkiewiczKatherine Lenkiewicz
klenkiew@syr.edu

Biophysical & Ecological Economics

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Hanyan LiHanyan Li
hli43@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Study: China Agricultural University

Favorite Quote
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Jian LinJian Lin
jlin27@syr.edu

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Study: Fujian Normal University (Geography)

Links
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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
jalomb01@syr.edu

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Stehman

Undergraduate Study: 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!

Home Page
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Other web site
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Rasheed LucasRasheed Lucas
ralucas@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Carter

Ian MacCollIan MacColl
ijmaccol@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Shaw

Alaina MalletteAlaina Mallette
amallett@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Hirsch

Undergraduate Study: Syracuse University (Geography)

Personal Statement
Coming from Northern New York, I have grown up with the Adirondacks and many lakes, rivers, and streams right in my backyard. So, it is no surprise that I ended up at ESF, and as a Geographer no surprise that I am in CNHS. I am interested in the human-environment interface, issues of governance surrounding water resources and environmental conflict, and what role GIS plays in this schema.

Favorite Quote
"Be the change you wish to see in the world..." -Mahatma Gandhi

Sherry MartinSherry Martin
smart100@syr.edu

Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Isaias MartinezIsaias Martinez
imarti01@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Diemont

Undergraduate Study: Universidad Autonoma Chapingo

Jonathan Masih DasJonathan Masih Das
jmasihda@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Study: St Johns University of Staten Island (Environmental Science)

Previous Graduate Study: New York Inst Tech (Environmental Design)

Favorite Quote
"The future depends on what we do in the present." -Gandhi

Kerry McElroyKerry McElroy
kemcelro@syr.edu

Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Hirsch

Rigoberto MelgarRigoberto Melgar
remelgar@syr.edu

Biophysical & Ecological Economics

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Manno

Undergraduate Study: SUNY-ESF

Personal Statement
I'm doing concurrent Master degrees in BEE and Public Administration (with focus on International & Development Administration) at SUNY-ESF and at Maxwell in Syracuse University, respectively. I'm interested in Biophysical & Ecological Economics (BEE), AKA the science of sustainability or sustainability economics, and I would like to make a difference in the world by understanding how we can improve the way that we do economics for a more just and sustainable world. BEE places the human economy inside of the global ecosystems, consisting of nonrenewable (e.g. mostly fossil fuels) and renewable natural resources and materials, on which it depends to exist. By realizing this fundamental embeddedness of social, economic and environmental systems, one comes to the realization that there are limits to growth in both natural and human dominated systems and therefore, as Herman Daly concluded many decades ago, we must aim for a steady state economy that can last for generations to come by maintaining a sustainable balance between the stocks and flows/inputs and outputs of the human economy/ecosystems.

Graduate Research Topic
My graduate research focuses on developing a systems-based understanding of The World's External Debt Dilemma and its Implications for Climate Change and Sustainability through a Biophysical and Ecological Economics Analysis. Recommended books: Steady State Economy by Herman Daly; A Prosperous Way Down by Howard Odum; Energy and the Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy by Charles Hall and Kent Klitgaard

Favorite Quote
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live - Marcus Aurelius What's worse than running out of oil? Answer: Not running out of oil - Charles Hall

Shruti MokashiShruti Mokashi
samokash@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Diemont

Renata Moreno QuinteroRenata Moreno Quintero
rmorenoq@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Selfa

Mariana Nava LopezMariana Nava Lopez
mznavalo@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Selfa and Diemont

Previous Graduate Study: Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mex (Environmental Science)

Xiaole NiXiaole Ni
xini@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Undergraduate Study: Nanjing University

Previous Graduate Study: Arizona State University (Public Administrationn)

Doctoral Research Topic
Civic Scientists and Environmental Health in China

Areas of Competency
Science studies; Environmental communication; Social movements and new media; Food, environment and public health

Samshad NowreenSamshad Nowreen
snowreen@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Moran

Young Min OhYoung Min Oh
yoh100@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Undergraduate Study: Yonsei Univ

Previous Graduate Study: Seoul National University (Public Policy )

Doctoral Research Topic
Regional Climate Change Negotiations in Comparative Perspective: Northeast Asia, North America, and Europe

David OsterDavid Oster
daoster@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Selfa

Undergraduate Study: Syracuse University (Geography)

Graduate Research Topic
Ecologically and socially sustainable biofuel production

Noah Pasqua-GodkinNoah Pasqua-Godkin
ntpasqua@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Doelle

Wiesye PelupessyWiesye Pelupessy
wpelupes@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Doelle

Mackenzie PiggottMackenzie Piggott
mpiggott@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Carter

Alexandre PoissonAlexandre Poisson
apoisson@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Katherine PowersKatherine Powers
kdpowers@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Vidon

Personal Statement
As an undergraduate at St. Lawrence University, I conducted research under Dr. Amanda Lavigne regarding the potential power output of pre-existing micro-hydro dams in Northern New York. This experience greatly influenced my MS concentration of Water and Wetland Resource Studies, as well as my focus on holistic, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental issues. With my current research I plan to discuss both the ecological risk assessment and public risk perception of hydraulic fracturing. Beyond academic courses and research, I work for the SUNY-ESF Outreach Office as a STEM Mentor, teaching 1st and 4th graders at Van Duyn and Dr. King Elementary Schools.

Richaela PrimusRichaela Primus
rprimus@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Selfa

Tamir PuntsagTamir Puntsag
tpuntsag@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mitchell

Yang QiuYang Qiu
yqiu100@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Volk

Juliana QuaresmaJuliana Quaresma
jmquares@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Braulio QuinteroBraulio Quintero
baquinte@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hall

Undergraduate Study: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez (Biology)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez (Biology )

Personal Statement
My research interest are focused in biophysical economics, ecological modeling, and renewable energy resources policy. I am also interested in remote sensing and its application to renewable energy resources issues.

Graduate Research Topic
Coupled Human and Natural Systems

Favorite Quote
Seamos realistas y hagamos lo imposible (Let us be realists and do the impossible)-- E. Guevara

Rachel RadicelloRachel Radicello
rradicel@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Boyer

Carlos Ramirez PascualliCarlos Ramirez Pascualli
carami01@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hall

Undergraduate Study: University of Nacional Autonoma Mexico (Industrial Engineeri)

Previous Graduate Study: El Colegio de Mexico (Economics )

Research Interest
My research interest is to develop alternatives to neoliberal economic thought (free market individualism) and neoclassical economic theory (utilitarian marginalism) based on dialogue between systems theory, ecological economics, and the political economy of natural resources.

Graduate Research Topic
The historical relation between petroleum and economic development in Mexico from an entropic perspective

Samantha RubinSamantha Rubin
srubin@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Kelsey ScottKelsey Scott
klscot03@syr.edu

Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Manno

Undergraduate Study: Ithaca College (Environmental Science)

Greg SelkeGreg Selke
gselke@syr.edu

Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Smardon

Prajapati ShapkotaPrajapati Shapkota
pshapkot@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran and Manno

Nathan SleightNathan Sleight
njsleigh@syr.edu

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Volk

Undergraduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
My academic interests are in the field of environmentally sustainable production and use of energy resources. Humanity has the job to be good stewards of the marvelous planet we have been given. Ensuring the health of both the human and natural environments will lead to the benefit and continuation of both.

Graduate Research Topic
Yield is a critical factor in the assessment and future potential of willow short rotation coppice biomass systems. Though there have been multiple studies documenting what production levels are over multiple rotations of willow production, there has been a lack of study in analyzing how these levels relate to one another. My research studies how yield levels in the second rotation are influenced by first rotation production as well as genetic and site factors.

Favorite Quote
"And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" - Jesus

Elysa SmigielskiElysa Smigielski
emsmigie@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bryant

Andrew SorciAndrew Sorci
apsorci@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Malmsheimer

Samantha SteeleSamantha Steele
sesteele@syr.edu

Ecosystem Restoration

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Diemont

Erin SwallowErin Swallow
easwallo@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch

Emily ThielEmily Thiel
esthiel@syr.edu

Biophysical & Ecological Economics

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Kimiharu ToKimiharu To
kto@syr.edu

Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran and Parker

Previous Graduate Study: Aomori University (Environ Science )

Sara VelardiSara Velardi
shvelard@syr.edu

EFB Environmental Interpretation

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Selfa and Folta

Sean VormwaldSean Vormwald
spvormwa@syr.edu

Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Parker

Previous Graduate Study: Ithaca College (Communications — Oth)

Biography
Sean Vormwald is the director of sustainability at Onondaga Community College (OCC) where he works with campus stakeholders to implement sustainability-related programs throughout OCC. His role includes integrating sustainability into campus operations, encouraging sustainability-related curriculum development, and coordinating educational outreach programs. Prior to his position at OCC, Sean provided sustainability consulting services for municipal, non-profit, and business clients through his company, Sustainable Transitions Inc. He has also worked for several non-profit organizations where he managed environmentally-focused public outreach campaigns. Sean is currently a PhD student at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry studying environmental communication. He earned a master's degree in communications and a bachelor's degree in environmental studies at Ithaca College.

Graduate Research Topic
Energy-related behavior change on college campuses

Brenden WagnerBrenden Wagner
bawagner@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Rebecca WalkerRebecca Walker
rwalker@syr.edu

Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Parker

Undergraduate Study: Dickinson College (Environmental Science)

Graduate Research Topic
I'm interested in examining the rhetoric surrounding urban agriculture, and how it's portrayed as a social and environmental movement in organizational and news media discourse.

Qian WangQian Wang
qwang29@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Doelle

Undergraduate Study: Hohai University (Environmental Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Pharmaceuticals in wastewater

Favorite Quote
Create the miracles by yourself

Krystal WhiteKrystal White
kwhite03@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Undergraduate Study: SUNY Potsdam

Graduate Research Topic
Nutrient fluxes and water quality on an extensive green roof

Favorite Quote
Things in their original simplicity contain their own natural power, power that is easily spoiled and lost when that simplicity is changed. -Benjamin Hoff "The Tao of Pooh"

Regina WillisRegina Willis
rcwillis@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Xiaoliang YangXiaoliang Yang
xyang08@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Undergraduate Study: University of Electronic Sci & Tech

Previous Graduate Study: Pace University (Environmental Science)

Doctoral Research Topic
A Global Partnership Approach to Clean Energy Technology Innovation: Cooperation between China and the United States on Carbon Capture and Storage

Favorite Quote
Strengthen Self without Stopping, Hold World with Virtue.

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Areas of Competency
Environmental & energy policy; Sociology of science and technology; Global environmental governance; Sustainable energy systems

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Yian-Kim ZhangYian-Kim Zhang
kdzhang@syr.edu

Environmental and Community Land Planning

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Carter

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