Philippe Vidon

Philippe G. Vidon


309 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-4765/470-6536


Highest Education

Ph.D., York University, ON, Canada (Geography -  Hydrology/Biogeochemistry), 2004

Areas of Study

Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Watershed Management, Best Management Practices, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4)

Course(s) Taught

Watershed Hydrology (FOR 340/540) Spring

Advanced Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry (FOR 796) Spring

Selected Publications

Vidon, P., 2015. Field Hydrologists Needed: A call for young hydrologists to (re)-focus on field studies. Hydrological Processes. In press.


Vidon, P., Carleton W., Mitchell M., 2014. Mercury proxies and mercury dynamics in a forested watershed of the US Northeast. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186:7475-7488, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-3941-0.


Vidon, P., Jacinthe P.A., Liu X. *, Fisher K. *, Baker M. 2014. Hydrobiogeochemical controls on riparian nutrient and greenhouse gas dynamics: 10 years post-restoration. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 50(3):639-652, DOI:10.1111/jawr.12201 


Passeport E., P. Vidon, K. Forshay, L. Harris, J. Lazar*, S.S. Kaushal, D.Q. Kellogg, P.M. Mayer, E. Stander. 2013. Ecological engineering practices for the reduction of non-point source N in human influenced landscapes: A guide for watershed managers. Environmental Management Journal. DOI:10.1007/s00267-012-9970-y, 51:392-413.


Vidon, P., and Cuadra*, P.E., 2011. Phosphorus dynamics in tile-drain flow during storms in the US Midwest. Agricultural Water Management, 98:532-540, DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.09.010.


Vidon, P., C. Allan, D. Burns, T. Duval, N. Gurwick, S. Inamdar, R. Lowrance, J. Okay, D. Scott, S. Sebestyen, 2010. Hot spots and hot moments in riparian zones: potential for improved water quality management. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 46(2):278-298. DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ j.1752-1688.2010.00420.x. 

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Yasaman HassanzadehYasaman Hassanzadeh

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

Emma MrowkaEmma Mrowka

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

Katherine PowersKatherine Powers

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

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.

Molly WelshMolly Welsh

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Vidon
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies
  • Undergraduate Institute: University of Rhode Island (Environmental Science)
  • Previous Graduate Study: University of North Carolina Charlotte

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Graduate Research Topic
My research focuses on quantifying the effects of stream and floodplain restoration on seasonal hydrology (surface water-groundwater interactions) and biogeochemistry (cycling of nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus). I am interested in identifying tradeoffs in ecosystem services, such as water quality improvement through nitrogen removal, versus potential disservices, including release of greenhouse gases. Additionally, I am analyzing social and economic components of restoration projects and investigating various methods of incorporating local environmental knowledge into cooperative watershed management.


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