Assistant Professor of Ecological Engineering

Stewart Anthony waller diemont

Nigh, R., S.A.W. Diemont, 2013. The Mayan milpa: Fire and the legacy of living soil. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, in press.


Lin, H., S.A.W. Diemont, T. Toland, D. Daley, W. Tao, D. Johnson, 2013. Vermifiltration ecological treatment for the re-use of food waste digestate. Water Environment Research, in press.


Ferguson, B.G., S.A.W. Diemont, R. Alfaro, J.F. Martin, J.N. Toral, J.D. Álvarez Solís, 2013. Sustainability of Holistic and Conventional Cattle Ranching in the Seasonally Dry Tropics of Chiapas, Mexico. Agricultural Systems, in press.


Endreny, T. A., and S.A.W. Diemont, 2012. Methods for assessing stormwater management at archaeological sites: Copan Ruins case study. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(8): 2637-2642.


Cheng, K., S.A.W. Diemont, and A.P. Drew, 2011. Role of tao (Belotia mexicana) in traditional Lacandon Maya shifting cultivation. Agroforestry systems 82(3): 331-336.

Diemont, S.A.W., J. Bohn, D. Rayome, S. Kelsen, and K.Cheng, 2011. Comparisons of Mayan forest management, restoration, and conservation. Forest Ecology and Management 261(10): 1696-1705.

Martin, J.F., E. Roy, S.A.W. Diemont, and B.G. Ferguson, 2010. Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK): Ideas, inspiration, and designs for ecological engineering. Ecological Engineering 36: 839-849.

Alfaro, R., S.A.W. Diemont, B.G. Ferguson, J.F. Martin, J. Nahed, D. Álvarez, and R. Pinto Ruíz, 2010. Steps toward sustainable ranching: An emergy evaluation of conventional and holistic management in Chiapas, Mexico. Agricultural Systems 103(9): 639-646.

Diemont, S.A.W., T.J. Lawrence, and T.A. Endreny, 2010. Envisioning ecological engineering education: An international survey of the educational and professional community. Ecological Engineering 36: 570-578.

Diemont, S.A.W. and J.F. Martin, 2009. Lacandon Maya ecological management: A sustainable design for environmental restoration and human subsistence. Ecological Applications 19: 254-266.

Toland, T.R. and S.A.W. Diemont, 2009. Is there something better than LEED? Using emergy analysis as an alternative way to evaluate sustainability, Proceedings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference.

Alfaro, R., S.A.W. Diemont, Ferguson, B., and J.F. Martin, 2009. The ranching for sustainability club: Grass roots change for dairy production in Chiapas, Mexico. Theory and Applications of the Emergy Methodology: Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Emergy Conference.

Diemont, S.A.W., J.F. Martin, S.I. Levy-Tacher, R.B. Nigh, P. Ramirez-Lopez, and J. D. Golicher, 2006. Lacandon Maya forest management: restoration of soil fertility using native tree species. Ecological Engineering 28: 205-212.

Martin, J.F., S.A.W. Diemont, E. Powell, M. Stanton, and S.I. Levy-Tacher, 2006. Emergy evaluation of the performance and sustainability of three agricultural systems with different scales and management. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 115: 128-140.

Diemont, S.A.W., 2006. Mosquito larvae density and pollutant removal in tropical wetland treatment systems in Honduras. Environment International 32: 332-341.

Diemont, S.A.W., J.F. Martin, and S.I. Levy-Tacher, 2006. Emergy evaluation of Lacandon Maya indigenous swidden agroforestry in Chiapas, Mexico. Agroforestry Systems 66: 23-42.

Diemont, S.A.W. and J. F. Martin, 2005. Management impacts on the trophic diversity of nematode communities in an indigenous agroforestry system of Chiapas, Mexico. Pedobiologia 49: 325-334.

Diemont, S.A.W., J.F. Martin, and S.I. Levy-Tacher, 2005. Emergy evaluation of Lacandon Maya agroforestry in Chiapas, Mexico. Proceedings of the Third Biennial Emergy Conference, Gainesville, Florida. Peer reviewed proceedings.

In review


Carter, E., S.A.W. Diemont, B. Rodriguez, C. Barhite, 2013. Mortgage discrimination and its effects on urban ecosystem performance: The case of the Syracuse urban forest 1938-2011. Urban Ecosystems, in review.


Bohn, J., S.A.W. Diemont, J. Gibbs, S. Stehman, and J. Mendoza 2013. Implications of Mayan forest restoration and subsistence agriculture for biodiversity conservation in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Agroforestry Systems, in review.


In revision


Diemont, S. A. W., Toland, T., Hoffman, R., 2013. Emergy as a tool for sustainability planning. Environment and Planning B, in revision.


Toland, T., and S.A.W. Diemont, 2013. Urban design for long-term sustainability. Urban Ecology, M. Hall (Ed.), Springer, in revision.


Selected in preparation


Diemont, S.A.W. Local green infrastructure design and construction as part of ecological engineering education. Ecological engineering, in preparation.


Guevara, Y., S.A.W. Diemont. E. Carter, R. Hoffman. When duty and beauty collide: A comparison of emergy evaluation and community preference for ‘green’ stormwater management. Environmental Values, in preparation.


Barlet, N.T., S.A.W. Diemont, and K.L. Schultz, 2013. 13C tracer development to understand trophic cascade food webs for natural wastewater disinfection. Ecological Engineering, in preparation.


Daniels, R., S.A.W. Diemont, D. Daley, T. Horton. Nitrous oxide emissions of higher fungal cultures under various nutrient concentrations. Water Environment Research, in preparation.


Law, E.P., S.A.W. Diemont, C.K. Fisher, A. Barnett, O. Hunter. Trends in ‘standard’ and ‘reverse’ technology transfer. Ecological Engineering, in preparation.


Diemont, S.A.W., D. Rayome, D. Daley, and T. Toland. Relative sustainability within Mopan Maya agroforestry successional stages and land use in Belize: An emergy evaluation. Agroforestry Systems, in preparation.


Aracena, P., S.A.W. Diemont, R. Kimmerer, and S. Robinson. Moss as a Facilitator of Vascular Plant Establishment in the Adirondacks, Ecological Restoration, in preparation.


Kelsen, S.J., S.A.W. Diemont, B.G. Ferguson., R. Kimmerer, and V. Luzadis. Agroecosystem design, sustainability, and subjective well-being in a lowland Tsotsil Maya community in Chiapas, Mexico. Agriculture and Human Values, in preparation.

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State University of New York

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