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Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Seminar

Time and Location: Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Spring Semester, Moon Library Room 110, SUNY ESF Campus.
Invited Speakers and Audience: Seminar speakers are researchers and practitioners from our community invited to deliver important messages relevant to hydrology and biogeochemistry. Presentations will explore many systems related to water, including social, economic, and environmental. Our audience includes graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty from disciplines of biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, earth science, landscape architecture, and policy.

Seminar Series for Spring 2019: Water Research on the University Hillvideo of presentations

About: This seminar series is a cross-campus effort supported by the Council on Hydrologic System Science (HSS), the Great Lakes Research Consortium, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering. Prior Invited Speakers and Audience: Seminar speakers are high-profile researchers and practitioners invited to deliver important messages relevant to the fields of hydrology and biogeochemistry. Our audience includes graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty from disciplines of biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, earth science, landscape architecture, and policy.

Seminar Series for Spring 2018

  • January 16 - Greg Boyer, Neil Ringler, Ted Endreny, SUNY-ESF, Introduction to the Class & Faculty Self-Introductions
  • January 23 - Students, SUNY ESF, Student Self-Introductions
  • January 30 - John Hassett, SUNY-ESF, Foam on the water, a discussion of Langmuir circulation and foam formation
  • February 1 - (additional event), Nelson Hairston, Cornell University, Honeoye Harmful Algal Blooms: Internal waves, internal loading, and infernal cyanobacteria
  • February 6 - Lisa Cleckner, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Protecting and Promoting the Finger Lakes
  • February 13 - Aimee Clinkhammer, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, New York DEC’s Finger Lakes Water Hub
  • February 20 - John Halfman, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Blue-green algae, harmful algal blooms and nutrient dynamics in Owasco Lake
  • February 27 - Claire Weston, Community Science Institute, The Community Science Institute - Empowering citizens to monitor and protect local water resources for sustainable management
  • March 6 - Ted Endreny, SUNY-ESF, i-Tree Hydro: How to model stormwater nutrient loads to a Finger Lake
  • March 13 - Spring Break
  • March 20 - Roxanne Razavi, SUNY-ESF, Mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs of the Finger Lakes
  • March 27 - (Shared with Environmental Studies, room TBA) Christine OConnell, SUNY Stony Brook, Communicating science to the public
  • April 3 - Kevin Olvany, Canandaigua, Canandaigua: Challenges for management
  • April1 10 - Dominique Derminio, David Sgroi, Hadis Niraly, SUNY-ESF, Pharmaceuticals in our water systems: Are the Finger Lakes at risk?
  • April 17 - Sarah Caltabiano, Mason Moran, Ally Berry, SUNY-ESF, Impacts of the wine industry on Finger Lakes water quality
  • April 24 - Christa Kelleher, Syracuse University, Hydrologic Modeling: The good, the bad, and the ugly
  • May 1 - Anne McElwee, Maggie DeMarco, Kristen Slodysko, SUNY-ESF, Risks and Benefits of hydraulic fracking in the Fingers Lakes watershed

Seminar Series for Spring 2017

  • January 17 - Dr. Ed Michalenko, Onondaga Environmental Institute, "Onondaga Lake: A Historical Perspective of Environmental Concerns"
  • January 24 - William Kappel, Emeritus Scientist with US Geological Survey, "Tully Valley and Geological Factors Influencing Onondaga Lake"
  • January 31 - Dr. Philip Arnold and Dr. Robin Kimmerer, Ska non'h Center and Syracuse University and SUNY ESF, "History of Onondaga Lake through the Native American Perspective"
  • February 7 - Dr. Dave Matthews, Upstate Freshwater Institute, "Responses of Onondaga Lake to Reductions in Phosphorus Loading from Advanced Wastewater Treatment"
  • February 14 - Dr. Charley Driscoll, Syracuse University, "Mercury and Onondaga Lake"
  • February 21 - Dr. John Hassett, Chemistry at SUNY ESF, "Organics and Onondaga Lake"
  • February 28 - Catherine Landis, SUNY ESF, "Native and Endangered Plant Communities"
  • March 7 - Dr. Neil Ringler, SUNY ESF, "Onondaga Lake Fisheries Research and Restoration"
  • March 14 - Spring Break
  • March 21 - Craig Milburn, Honeywell, "Honeywell Restoration of Onondaga Lake"
  • March 28 - Dr. Lemir Teron, SUNY ESF, "Environmental Justice and Onondaga Lake"
  • April 4 - Maren King, SUNY ESF, "Community Participation in Onondaga Lake Planning"
  • April 11 - Dr. Robin Hoffman, SUNY ESF, "Development of Onondaga Lake Recreation Trail System"
  • April 18 - Student Presentations
    • Group 1: Are the Haudenosaunee and Anglo-Saxon view of Onondaga lake Compatible?
    • Group 2: Hydrology of the Oswego/Three Rivers System and its impact on Onondaga Lake
  • April 25 - Student Presentations
    • Group 3: Wetlands for Ecological Restoration – the Onondaga Lake Model
    • Group 4: Metro Sewage Treatment Plant – When is Enough Enough?
  • May 2 - Student Presentations
    • Group 5: Nine Mile Creek – Opportunities for Restoration
    • Group 6: Novel Methods for Mercury Restoration – Evaluating the Science

Seminar Series for Spring 2015

  • January 28 - Dr. John Halfman, Department of Geosciences and Environmental Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith College, "Finger Lakes Water Quality"
  • February 3 - Dr. Greg Boyer, Department of Chemistry, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, "New York's Citizen State-Wide Lake Assessment Program"
  • February 10 - Dr. Tom Perreault, Department of Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, "Dispossession by accumulation? Political ecologies of water and mining on the Bolivian Altiplano"
  • February 17 - Dr. Klaus Dolle, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • February 24 - Attend alternate seminar
  • March 3 - Dr. Todd Walter, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, ""A trickle of water running through some dirt" - Ecohydrology and Nutrient Biogeochemistry"
  • March 10 - Spring Break
  • March 17 - Dr. Steve Shaw, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, "Identifying Controls on Hydrologic Processes at the Mesoscale"
  • March 24 - Dr. Jake Bendix, Department of Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, "Fire at the Biogeomorphic Interface: Complex Interactions in Watersheds"
  • March 31 in Gateway Event Center - Dr. Kathy Licht, Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, "Antarctica's ice in Earth's Climate System"
  • April 7 - Ms. Vita DeMarchi, Managing Partner at Synapse Partners and Director Universal Brownfield Revitalization Corporation
  • April 14 - Ms. Li Kui, Student with Dr. John Stella in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Management, SUNY-ESF, "Feedbacks between Fluvial Processes and Riparian Vegetation at Different Temporal and Spatial Scales"
  • April 21 - Dr. Steve Effler, Founder of Upstate Freshwater Institute, Former Director, Syracuse, NY, "Eutrophication in Onondaga Lake"
  • April 28 - Dr. Peng Gao, Department of Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, "Sediment Transport at the Watershed Scale"

Seminar Series from Spring 2014

  • Dr. Neil Ringler, ESF - Ecology of a Perturbed Ecosystem: Onondaga Lake, NY
  • Dr. Ted Endreny, Ana Flores, Tom Decker, Ethan Bodnaruk, ESF - Engineers without Borders Projects in Honduras, Peru, Haiti
  • Dr. Gordon Paterson - The Importance of Overwintering Pollutant Bioaccumulation Kinetics
  • Dr. Susan Riha, Cornell U. - New York State Water Resources Institute: Infrastructure, Climate Change and Shale Gas
  • Dr. Philippe Vidon, ESF - Multi-contaminant Dynamics in Riparian Zones of the US Midwest: Driving Variables, Pollution Trade-offs, and Implications for Management
  • Dr. Christopher Whipps, ESF - Fish Diseases and Ecology
  • Mr. John Dunkle P.E., Matthew Marko P.E., CH2M Hill - Onondaga County Save the Rain Program: From Single Property to Entire City
  • Dr. Dave Kieber, ESF - Ocean Atmosphere Coupling and the Marine Carbon Cycle
  • Dr. Christopher Scholz, Syracuse U. - Recovering Records of Past Climate from Lake Basins
  • Dr. Sharon Moran, ESF - New Currents in Water Governance: Ethical Frameworks in Action
  • Dr. Lars Rudstam, Cornell U. - Climate Change and Invasive Species in Oneida Lake
  • Dr. Myron Mitchell, ESF - Direct and Indirect Impacts of Climate Change on Nutrient Cycling of Forested Watersheds in Northeastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada
  • Dr. Charles Driscoll, Syracuse U. - Mercury Inputs, Dynamics, and Effects in the Great Lakes Region

Seminar Series from Spring 2013

  • Dr. Myron J. Mitchell, ESF - Shift from Atmospheric Deposition to Climatic Regulation of Sulfur Budgets in Forested Watersheds
  • Dr. Farhana Sultana, Syracuse U. - Social Aspects of Arsenic Contamination
  • Dr. Andrew Melkonian, Cornell U. - Ice Loss and Glacier Speeds for the Patagonian Icefields from Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Dr. Laura Lautz, Syracuse U. - Water Quality and Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Dr. Don Siegel, Syracuse U. - What Every Environmental Science Student Needs to Know to Be Successful in their Discipline After They Leave Academia
  • Dr. John Farrell, ESF - St. Lawrence Wetlands Restoration
  • Dr. Don Pierson, Section Chief of Water Quality Modeling for the NYC DEP Bureau of Water Supply - Management of NYC Reservoirs and Watersheds Under a Changing Climate
  • Dr. Neil Murphy, ESF - Designing and Managing Water Resources Infrastructure Given Climate Change
  • Dr. Kim Schulz, ESF - A New Aquatic Laboratory: CIRTAS
  • Dr. Mark Teece, ESF - Biogeochemistry of Coral Reefs
  • Dr. Rich Vogel, Tufts U. - Hydromorphology: Integrating Humans in the Hydrology Textbook

Seminar Series from Spring 2012

  • Dr. Greg Lawrence, USGS - Understanding our Biogeochemical Environment in an Era of Rapid Change
  • Dr. Stephen Shaw, ESF - Using Comparative Analysis to Make Science Based Inferences of Changes in Regional Hydrology in a Changing Climate
  • Dr. Lee Newman, ESF - Phytoremediation of Groundwater: How do you Know it is Working?
  • Dr. Charles Hall, ESF - A Retrospective on System Ecology and Return on Investment
  • Dr. Chuck Kroll, ESF - Hydromorphology and Sociohydrology: Water, People, and the Shape of our Future
  • Dr. Ted Endreny, Mike Fay, ESF - Impacts of River Restoration on Hyporheic Exchange and Flume Tests of the Hatch Surface Water - Groundwater Vertical Flux Model
  • Dr. Karin Limburg, ESF - Inquiries into Hypoxia and Fish using Otoliths and Biogeochemistry
  • Dr. Greg Boyer, ESF - What is new with the Great Lakes Observing System
  • Dr. John Hassett, ESF - Dynamics of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds in Surface Water
  • Dr. Mark Teece, ESF - Biogeochemical Cycling in Coral Reefs
  • Dr. Lilian Alessa, University of Alaska - Water, Technology and Sustainability: Are We Engineering Vulnerability?
  • Dr. Dave Eichorn, ESF - Mid Latitude Atmospheric Response to Arctic Change

Seminar Series from Spring 2011

  • Dr. Peter E. Black, ESF - Revisiting the US Flood Control Program
  • Dr. Jonathan Winter, NASA - Predicting the Regional Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Areas
  • Dr. John Hassett, ESF - Short-Term and Long-Term Dynamics of Organic Chemicals in Onondaga Lake
  • Dr. David G Chandler, Syracuse U. - Landscape Level Ecohydrological Consequences of Pinyon-Juniper Expansion in the Intermountain West
  • Dr. Laura Lautz, Syracuse U. - Heat as a Tracer in Hydrologic Systems
  • Dr. John Stella, ESF - Large-scale Approaches to Riparian Forest Restoration on Regulated Rivers
  • Dr. Charles Driscoll, Syracuse U. - The Everglades and Challenges for Restoration
  • Dr. Lindsey Rustad, USFS - Changing Climate, Changing Forests: The Impacts of Climate Change on Forests of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada
  • Dr. David Newman, ESF - Water Rights in Georgia: Reaching the Limits of Riparian Use
  • Dr. Anne Lightbody, U. New Hampshire - Measuring and Modeling Flow and Sediment Transport Through Spatially Heterogeneous Vegetation
  • Mr. Bangshuai Han, Mr. Martin Briggs, Ms. Lindsay Harrington, ESF and Syracuse U. - 1) Meandering River Evolution and the Intensification of Point Bar Hyporheic Flux, 2) Fiber optic Distributed Temperature Sensing of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Hyporheic Flux above Beaver Dams, 3) Monitoring Tap Water for Trace Contaminants using an On-line, Real-time, Membrane-based Extraction Cell
  • Dr. Philippe Vidon, ESF - Recent Advances in our Understanding of Nutrient Dynamics in Artificially Drained Landscapes of the US Midwest
  • Dr. Sara Scanga, Utica College - Engineered Nanoparticles in Wetlands
Director, Council on Hydrologic Systems Science: Ted Endreny