Philippe Vidon (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

Kate Powers (M.S student in Wetland and Water Resource Studies). 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.

Tim Koch (M.S student in Wetland and Water Resource Studies). After undergraduate I did an internship with the US Forest Service conducting watershed health surveys throughout the Pacific Northwest. Looking at land use on watershed maps and then hiking across the land to get to the sampling locations really got me interested in watershed science. I would like to look at the impact of land cover change on ephemeral stream channel morphology and water quality from a managerial view point in order to best mitigate these changes in the future.

Former Lab Members

Molly Welsh (Ph.D. student in Wetland and Water Resource Studies). Molly earned her B.S. in Environmental Science and Management with a minor in Marine and Environmental Policy from the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, Molly conducted research on nitrogen removal in headwater streams with the Watershed Hydrology Laboratory.  Her senior honors thesis focused on quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from beaver ponds in southern Rhode Island. She also collaborated with the RI Department of Health on a research and outreach campaign on pet waste on public beaches. Molly earned her M.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where her research investigated environmental drivers of denitrification in restored and unrestored streams and riparian zones in agricultural watersheds. Her current research interests include surface water-groundwater interactions, coupled biogeochemical cycles, and seasonal controls on nutrient chemistry along the stream-floodplain-riparian continuum. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.  

Piotr Domaszczynski (Post-doctoral fellow)

Project Title: The integrated water-system of the Great Lakes Region: Its conditions and challenges for the future.

Matt Allen: Former Ph.D. student in Wetland and Water Resource Studies.

Whitney Carleton: Former MS student in Forest and Natural Resources Management

Alison Bressler (MS student in Environmental Science)

Graduated: Summer 2016

Project Title: The impact of shrub willow (Salix spp.) as a potential bioenergy feedstock on environmental quality at the field scale.

Yasaman (Yasi) Hassanzadeh (M.S student in Wetland and Water Resource Studies). More info coming soon...

Emma Wronka (M.P.S student in Wetland and Water Resource Studies). More info coming soon...