My research group is interested in understanding the processes regulating water, nutrient, and contaminant fluxes in watersheds. In particular, we are interested in understanding how land use and climate change affect the movement of water, nutrients and contaminants in watersheds. Ultimately, the purpose of this work is to develop a better understanding of the processes regulating the quality and quantity of water in watersheds so better environmental policy and management strategies can be developed.

Although most of my research is science oriented and solidly grounded in the fields of hydrology and biogeochemistry, I believe that an interdisciplinary approach linking hydrology and biogeochemistry with environmental policy and social sciences is critical for all to develop a solid understanding of human-environment interactions in complex systems.


An Interdisciplinary Approach to Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry

Recent News...

06/30/15: Welcome to Matt Allen. After completing a MS at SUNY-Buffalo, Matt will start his PhD here are SUNY-ESF and work on a recently funded USDA project investigating riparian zone functions in formerly glaciated settings of the US Midwest and US Northeast regions.

01/09/15: Welcome to Piotr Domaszczynski. Piotr is a post-doctoral fellow and will work on the project “The integrated water-system of the Great Lakes Region: Its conditions and challenges for the future”. Check his profile here.


Contact Information: Dr. Philippe Vidon, Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management & Division of Environmental Science, 320 Bray Hall, The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY, 13210, USA, Tel: (315) 470 4765,