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  • Early morning hike across Arbutus Lake to reach the Archer Creek Watershed for seasonal sampling

  • Restored North Carolina stream with piezometers to monitor the hydrology of the hyporheic zone of the stream

  • GPES graduate students getting ready to sample for water quality in a North Carolina riparian zone, Summer 2013

  • Graduate student Joshua G. sampling for soil greenhouse gases emissions in the Adirondacks, Winter 2013

Water and Wetland Resource Studies
GPES Areas of Study

Leader: Philippe Vidon

The water and wetland resources area of study develops an understanding of technical, social and institutional aspects of water resources management, mitigation and restoration. Individual students may emphasize scientific or social subject areas but all study in both areas. Scientific aspects include the basic physical, chemical and biological interactions occurring in water resources systems. The social aspects are concerned with planning, regulation, law and institutions and management of water and wetland resources. Water serves as a focus for graduate study in water and related land resources management and water pollution and water quality control.

Recommended coursework includes:

  • physical sciences: civil engineering, geology, geomorphology, hydrology, meteorology, environmental engineering, soils, water chemistry, hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry and geographic information systems;
  • biological sciences: ecology, entomology, fisheries biology, forestry, microbiology, water quality and limnology; and
  • social sciences: administration, economics, government, history, law, ethics, philosophy and policy.

Course Lists


WWRS Faculty

NAME

SPECIALTY

E-MAIL

ADDRESS

Boyer, Gregory L.BIOCHEMISTRY and ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, plant and algal biochemistry, chemical ecology and toxins produced by algae. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, including Buoy and ship-based monitoring systems for water qualityglboyer@esf.edu320 Jahn Laboratory
Briggs, Russell D.forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculturerdbriggs@esf.edu358 Illick 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
Dölle, Klauspulp & paper and related environmental topics, design, constructed wetlands,subsurface bioreactors, fossil energy, bioenergy, hydropower, water and waste water treatment, paper recycling, paper development, filler materials, energy savings, renewable energy & processes, engineering, machine & process design.kdoelle@esf.edu 416 Walters Hall
Endreny, Theodore A.water resources engineering, ecological engineering, stream restoration, urban watersheds, lesser-developed countrieste@esf.edu404 Baker Laboratory
Hussein, Rafaat M.Hazardous wastes, water & land resources, GIS, expert & knowledge-based assessment, analysis and management systemsrmhussei@esf.edu 216 Baker Laboratory
Kroll, Charles N.stochastic and deterministic hydrology, environmental modeling, water resource systems engineering, ecological engineering, urban forestry, drought assessment, environmental systems engineering, stochastic and deterministic modeling, risk assessment, coupled human and natural systemscnkroll@syr.edu424 Baker Laboratory
Limburg, Karin E.riverine fish and estuarine ecology, fisheries ecology, watershed ecology, systems ecology, ecological economics, fisheries and ecosystem science, coupled human-natural systems, biogeochemistry, fisheries ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemical tracers, modelingklimburg@esf.edu249 Illick Hall
Moran, Sharon D.environmental policy, human dimensions of water/wastewater issues, political ecology, environment-society relations, green and innovative technologies, environmental issues in post-communist countries, qualitative research methods, gender and nature, sustainability indicators, emergent technologies, environmental justice, ethical frameworks in public policysmoran@esf.edu 113 Marshall Hall
Ringler, Neil H.fish ecology and behavior, foraging behavior of fishes, salmon reproduction, vertebrate anatomy, aquatic insect ecology, stream ecology and management, aquatic and fisheries restoration, aquatic entomologyneilringler@esf.edu200 Bray Hall
Schulz, Kimberly L.nutrient and exotic species effects on aquatic ecosystems, ecological stoichiometry, aquatic community and ecosystem ecology, bioenergetics, nutrient cycling, lower food web studies, great lakes, finger lakes, plankton, limnology, aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, invasive specieskschulz@syr.edu456 Illick Hall
Selfa, Theresaenvironmental sociology, rural sociology, sociology of agriculture, sociology of development, political sociology, qualitative methods, comparative-historical methods, biofuels, land use planning, water policy and politicstselfa@esf.edu 109 Marshall Hall
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
Smardon, Richard C.wetland assessment and management, landscape management policy, public participation and decision-making, sustainable development, eco-tourism, biosphere reserve managementrsmardon@esf.edu 211B Marshall Hall
Stella, John C.riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restorationstella@esf.edu344 Illick Hall
Tao, Wendongconstructed ecosystems for water and wastewater treatment, nutrient recovery from wastes, water quality, microbial ecology of engineered ecosystems, dairy manure and wood leachate wtao@esf.edu 422 Baker Laboratory
Vidon, Philippe G.Stream Restoration, Ecological Engineering, Riparian Zone and Watershed Management, Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Best Management Practices, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4). pgvidon@esf.edu 309 Bray Hall

Graduate Students in Water and Wetland Resource Studies

Current Students

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

Cheryl BondiCheryl Bondi
cabondi@syr.edu

ESC Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Beier
Undergraduate Institute: 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.

Spencer BuslerSpencer Busler
stbusler@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Briggs

Julia ChaseJulia Chase
juchase@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Selfa

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

Andrea IronsAndrea Irons
amirons@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Stella
Undergraduate Institute: University of Calif Berkeley (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
I am studying riparian forest dynamics along Californias 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.

Kevin KimballKevin Kimball
kdkimbal@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

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

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.

Hanyan LiHanyan Li
hli43@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Tao
Undergraduate Institute: China Agricultural University

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

Ian MacCollIan MacColl
ijmaccol@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Shaw

Jonathan Masih DasJonathan Masih Das
jmasihda@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao
Undergraduate Institute: 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

Mariana Nava LopezMariana Nava Lopez
mznavalo@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): and Diemont

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

Samshad NowreenSamshad Nowreen
snowreen@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Moran

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

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.

Tamir PuntsagTamir Puntsag
tpuntsag@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s):

Rachel RadicelloRachel Radicello
rradicel@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Boyer

Samantha RubinSamantha Rubin
srubin@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Brenden WagnerBrenden Wagner
bawagner@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Qian WangQian Wang
qwang29@syr.edu

Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Doelle
Undergraduate Institute: 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 Institute: 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

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