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Philippe Vidon

Philippe G. Vidon
Associate Professor

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)

Advanced Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry (FOR 796) Spring

Selected Publications

Vidon, P. and P.E. Cuadra*, 2010. Impact of precipitation characteristics on soil hydrology in tile-drained landscapes. Hydrological Processes, 24:1821-1833, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7627.

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, 278-298. DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ j.1752-1688.2010.00420.x.

Vidon, P., 2010. Invited Commentary: Riparian zone management and water quality: A multi-contaminant challenge. Hydrological Processes, 24:1532-1535

Vidon, P., L.E. Hubbard*, E. Soyeux, 2009. Seasonal solute dynamics across land uses during storms in glaciated landscape of the U.S. Midwest. Journal of Hydrology, 376:34-47, DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.07.013.

Groffman, P., K. Butterbach-Bahl, W. Fulweiler, A. Gold, J. Morse, E. Stander, C. Tague, C. Tonitto, P. Vidon, 2009. Incorporating spatially and temporally explicit phenomena (hotspots and hot moments) in denitrification models. Biogeochemistry, DOI:10.1007/s10533-008-9277-5, 93:49-77.

Vidon, P., L.E. Wagner*, E. Soyeux, 2008. Changes in the character of DOC in streams during storms in two Midwestern watersheds with contrasting land uses. Biogeochemistry, 88: 257-270, DOI 10.1007/s10533-008-9207-6.

Vidon, P., A.P. Smith*, 2007. Upland controls on the hydrological functioning of riparian zones in glacial till valleys of the Midwest. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43(6):1524-1539DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00125.

Vidon, P., A.R. Hill, 2006. A landscape based approach to estimate riparian hydrological and nitrate removal functions. Journal of the American Water Resources Association42(4):1099-1112.

Vidon, P., A.R. Hill, 2004. Denitrification and patterns of electron donors and acceptors in 8 riparian zones with contrasting hydrogeology. Biogeochemistry, Vol.71, Issue 2, pp 259-283.

Vidon, P., A.R. Hill, 2004. Landscape controls on nitrate removal in stream riparian zones, Water Resources Research, 40, W03201, doi:10.1029/2003WR002473.

Current Graduate Advisees

Whitney CarletonWhitney Carleton

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Vidon
  • Area of Study: Natural Resources Mgt
  • Undergraduate Institute: Minnesota State Univ., Mankato

Graduate Research Topic
Mercury cycling in the Adirondacks

Favorite Quote
I am a part of all that I have met. -Tennyson

Zachary GreenZachary Green

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

Sara MarcheseSara Marchese

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Vidon
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies
  • Undergraduate Institute: Virginia Polytechnic Insitute (Biology)

Personal Statement
I have an overall interest in sustainable agriculture and finding ways to a more holistic approach to mitigating pollution to water and air quality from agriculture region. Also, to promote more environmentally and public health conscience farming practices.

Graduate Research Topic
My specific research investigates stream restoration impact on floodplain connectivity, hydrology and nitrogen dynamics in agriculture areas.

Favorite Quote
"The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere" -Terrance McKenna

Satish SerchanSatish Serchan

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Vidon
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies
  • Undergraduate Institute: University of Vermont (Environmental Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Quantifying the array of environmental drivers (climatic and geomorphological drivers) and indicators of greenhouse gas dynamics in streams in Arbutus Watershed in Huntington Wildlife Forest in Adirondacks region of NY.

Favorite Quote
"You have to wonder at times what youíre doing out there. Over the years, Iíve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement." ~ Steve Prefontaine

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