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Richard Smardon

Richard C. Smardon
Distinguished Service Professor

211B Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6576

Email: rsmardon@esf.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Environmental Planning, University of California at Berkeley, 1982
  • M.L.A., Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts, 1973
  • B.S., Environmental Design, cum laude, University of Massachusetts, 1970

Research Interests

  • Wetland assessment and management
  • Landscape management policy
  • Public participation and decision-making
  • Sustainable development, eco-tourism, biosphere reserve management
  • Energy sustainability planning and implementation
  • Visual impact assessment

Selected Publications

Johnson, L. L. and R.C. Smardon. 2011. Case study of a restored wetland-treatment best management practice. Wetlands; Journal of the Society of Wetlands Scientists 31:921-931.

Park, Seoyhun and R.C. Smardon. 2011. Worldview and social amplification of risk framework; dioxin risk case in Korea. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences 6(2): 173-191.

Smardon, R.C. 2011. Developing a national framework for internal/external review of undergraduate environmental studies/environmental science programs, Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 12(3): 244-257.

Baptiste, A. and R.C. Smardon. 2012. A review of the wetland use and management of the Nariva Swamp, Trinidad. Caribbean Geography 17(1&2): 57-72.

Barnhill K. and R.C. Smardon. 2012.  Gaining Ground: Green infrastructure attitudes and Perceptions from stakeholders in Syracuse, New York. Environmental Practice 14(1): 6-16 (Special issue on Green Infrastructure).

Masquita, M and R.C. Smardon. 2012. The potential of a small-scale agro-industry as a sustainable livelihood strategy in a Caribbean archipelago province of Columbia, Journal of Sustainable Development 5(3): 16-32.

Moghariya, D. and R. Smardon. 2012. Rural perspectives of climate change; A study from Saurastra and Kutch of Western India, Public Understanding of Science at DOI: 10.1177/0963662512465698.

Pasi, N. and R.C. Smardon. 2012. Inter-Linking of Rivers: A solution for water crisis in India or a decision in doubt? The Journal of Science Policy and Governance 2 (1): 1-41.

Wu, Guihan and R.C. Smardon. 2012. "Using Alkalinity as a Tracer to Estimate the Ratios of Sewage in Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)", Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 1(2012): 727-731.

Darkwa, S., and R.C. Smardon. 2010. "Ecosystem restoration; evaluating local knowledge and management systems in Fosu Lagoon, Ghana," Environmental Practice 12(3):202-213.

Smardon, R.C. 2009. "Urban Recreation Park Sustainability in an Asian Context," International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences 4(2):193-202.

Park, S., and R.C. Smardon. 2009. "Intergenerational Differences in Values and Dioxin Risk Perceptions in South Korea," The Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 20(5): 522-537.

Smardon, R.C. 2009. Sustaining the World's Wetlands: Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts. NY: Springer-Verlag.

Menezes, A., R.C. Smardon, and T. de Almeida. 2009. "The Changing Dynamics of Local Institutions in Fishing Communities in Mozambique: Responses to Policy, Public Participation, and Decisionmaking," Environmental Practice 11(1):32-51.

Smardon, R.C. 2008. "A Comparison of Local Agenda 21 Implementation in North American, European and Indian cities," Management of Environmental Quality 19(1):118-137.

Smardon, R.C., and B.B. Faust, eds. 2006. Special issue, "International Policy in the Biosphere Reserves in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula," Landscape and Urban Planning 74.

Smardon, R.C., and B.B. Faust. 2006. "Introduction: International Policy in the Biosphere Reserves in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula," Landscape and Urban Planning 74:160-192.

Smardon, R.C. 2006. "Heritage values and functions of wetlands in Southern Mexico," Landscape and Urban Planning 74:296-312.

Loftus, K.K., R.C. Smardon, and B.A. Potter. 2004. "Strategies for the Stewardship and Conservation of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands," Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 7(2):305-330.Cover of Science and PolicyCover of Science and Policy

Smardon, R.C. 2003. "The Role of Nongovernment Organizations for Sustaining Wetland Heritage Values." Pp. 795-815 in Regards Croisés sur le Patrimoine à l’aube du XXIe Siècle [Varied Perspectives on Heritage at the Beginning of the 21st Century], ed. M. Gravari-Barbas. Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne, Paris.

Faust, B.B., and R.C. Smardon, eds. 2001. Special issue, "Environmental Knowledge, Rights, and Ethics: Co-managing with Communities," Environmental Science & Policy 4 (4/5).

Nordenstam, B.J., and R.C. Smardon, eds. 1998. Special issue, "Adirondacks and Beyond: Understanding Air Quality and Ecosystem Relationships," Environmental Science & Policy 1(3).

Courses

  • EST 426, Community Planning and Sustainability
  • EST 427/ 627, Environmental and Energy Auditing
  • EST 625, Wetland Management Policy (Fall, odd years)
  • EST 635, Public Participation and Decision-Making (Spring)
  • EST 797, Environmental Studies Seminar (Spring)

Current Graduate Advisees

Nargis ArtyushevskayaNargis Artyushevskaya
nartyush@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS in Environmental Studies
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon
  • Undergraduate Institute: Tajik State Univ (Economics/Management)

Links
Web Link

Graduate Research Topic
Role of Women in Sustainability of Drinking Water Supply projects in Developing Countries

Favorite Quote
"Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think we become. (Margaret Thatcher)

About
Nargis is sponsored Fulbright student from Tajikistan. She has ten years of professional experience in the area of community drinking water supply and sanitation, school sanitation and hygiene education, WASH emergency response and coordination, working with UNICEF, and international NGO (ACTED) in Tajikistan. She has successfully graduated from Oxford University (UK) in March 2013, program of Water Science, Policy and Management and conducted a research on "Sustainability of Donor-funded drinking water supply projects in Rural Areas of Tajikistan" in 2012.


Rakhshinda BanoRakhshinda Bano
rbano@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon and Hussein
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Linkedin
Web Link

About
Rakhshinda is a Fulbright Masters Scholar from Pakistan. She is pursuing her Masters degree in Environmental Sc. with concentration in Water and Wetland Resource Studies. She is currently working on Economic value of Alpine wetlands conservation in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Water Resource Management, Climate Change Adapatation and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics are the fields she is most interested in.


Kevin BlissKevin Bliss
kebliss@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Environmental Science)

Links
New York State Wetlands Forum


Lina Camargo SalcedoLina Camargo Salcedo
licamarg@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS in Environmental Studies
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon

Imran KhalidImran Khalid
iskhalid@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran and Smardon
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
  • Undergraduate Institute: 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 bachelorís degree from Virginia Tech, and masterís degrees (two), from the National University in Karachi, Pakistan, and also from SUNY Ė ESF.


Kevin KimballKevin Kimball
kdkimbal@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Tao and Smardon
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies
  • Undergraduate Institute: SUNY College Plattsburgh (Environmental Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Sustainable waste water management.


Frances KnickmeyerFrances Knickmeyer
fbknickm@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Aayushi PatelAayushi Patel
arpate02@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon and Volk
  • Area of Study: Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Graduate Research Topic
Use of Life Cycle Analysis to compare and contrast traditional landfill covers vs. vegetative covers

Favorite Quote
"Trees are Earth's constant effort to talk to the heavens above"


Edouard TiendrebeogoEdouard Tiendrebeogo
estiendr@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Graduate Student Advising

Since I have been at SUNY-ESF (1979), I have advised approximately 70 graduate students and about 45 have been partially funded. I have sponsored eight visiting scholars - three from the Polytechnic City University of Madrid; one from the Polytechnic in Greece; one from Mumbai, India; and three from CINVESTAV, Merida, Mexico, through the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute.

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Environmental Professionals, Education Research and Science Working Group, Chair (2007-)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • New York Academy of Sciences

Public and Community Service

  • New York State Great Lakes Basin Advisory Council, Chair (appointed)
  • Onondaga County Resource and Recovery Agency, Governing Board (appointed)
  • Central New York Land Trust, Board of Directors

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