People

 

Philippe Vidon (Associate Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources Management & Division of Environmental Science)

Research interests include Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Watershed Management, Best Management Practices, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury and Carbon Cycling

Hilary Lockwood (M.P.S. student in Forest and Natural Resources Management)

Hilary is an M.P.S. candidate in FNRM with a concentration in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management.  She holds a bachelor's degree from Clarkson University in Environmental Science and Policy with a minor in Biology.  While at Clarkson, she researched water quality, along with phytoplankton and zooplankton health, on the St. Lawrence River through both Clarkson’s Senior Research Capstone Project and working as a limnology research assistant for Clarkson’s Great Rivers Center.  Hilary currently works for an environmental consulting firm where her technical writing primarily focuses on ecological risk assessments and Environmental Assessments in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  Her field efforts with the company have included benthic tissue sampling, water quality monitoring, as well as surface water and sediment sampling

Whitney Carleton (MS student in Forest and Natural Resources Management)

In my undergraduate work at Minnesota State University, Mankato I majored in Plant Biology and Environmental Sciences. The focus for this degree will be on Watershed and Wetland Resources. I have a strong interest in wetlands and hope to focus on both their hydrology and geomorphology while at ESF.

Sara Marchese (MS/PhD student in Environmental Science)

Sara is focusing on stream restoration impacts on the hydrology and biogeochemistry of near-stream zones. Her research examines surface water-groundwater interactions and solute and greenhouse gas fluxes in impacted areas.

Joshua Gomez (MS student in Environmental Science)

Joshua completed his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  His interests include bridging the gap between research outcomes, the response to research conclusions in implementing environmental policy, and the consequences of policy or lack thereof.  He will focus on quantifying the array of environmental drivers and indicators of greenhouse gas dynamics in northeastern forest soils. His goal is to generate a method in which to use the measurement of more frequently, or easily, measured indicators of environmental processes to establish a greenhouse gas budget in northeastern forests.  His field work takes place in the Archer Creek watershed, located in the Huntington Wildlife forest, in the Central Adirondacks.

Satish Serchan (MS student in Environmental Science)

Satish holds a B.S. from the University of Vermont (UVM). He received his degree in Environmental Science in 2008. He accepted a research Assistant position at Parks and People Foundation (P&PF) in Baltimore, MD after graduating from UVM. After a year and half with the P&PF, he accepted a research assistant position (SCA-Americorps) with the USDA-Pacific Northwest Research Station's Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab in Juneau, AK. After spending a little over 24 months with the Juneau Forestry Lab, in June 2012, he was one of the twelve students selected nationally under a USDA Forest Service Student Career Employment Program (SCEP). His graduate school is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Research and Development team. His research interests include stream restoration, greenhouse gases production and consumption in streams draining forested landscapes. He will focus on quantifying the array of environmental drivers (climatic and geomorphological drivers) and indicators of greenhouse gas dynamics in streams. His field work takes place in the Archer Creek watershed, located in the Huntington Wildlife forest, in the Central Adirondacks.