Douglas J. Daley, P.E.

















Department of Environmental Resources Engineering


Associate Professor
SUNY Center for Brownfield Studies
Office: 420 Baker Lab
Mail: 402 Baker Lab
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry,
1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 470-4760 (Office)
(315) 470-6633 (Dept)
(315) 470-6958 (Fax)


Research Interests

·       Ecological Engineering (water budget modeling, phytotechnology in an evapotranspiration landfill cover system, sustainability using emergy analysis)

·        Ecosystem Restoration and Brownfield Redevelopment (collaborative efforts to restore or re-use land and property that have adverse environmental and ecological conditions, including waste disposal sites, abandoned mine lands and acid mine drainage)

·        Stormwater Engineering (green infrastructure such as bioretention, green roof, wetlands)

Projects and Funded Activities:

Optimizing Biofiltration Drainage Media to Target Specific Stormwater Pollutants. D.J. Daley and R. Briggs. NYSERDA. 2017 - present

Sustainable Village Learning Community Planning and Pre-Design. M. King, S.S. Shannon, D.J. Daley. SUNY Global and WH Kellogg Foundation. 2017 - present.

Sustainable Reuse Demonstration Project using Short Rotation Woody Crops for Water Budget Management. Volk, T.A. and Daley, D.J. Honeywell Inc. Syracuse NY, 2003 – current.

Sustainable Green Roof Design using Native Plant Communities. Toland, T., Daley, D.J. and Leopold, D. New York State. 2012 – present.

Daley, D.J. Fire as a Forcing Function in Ecological Restoration. 2014 STEM Undergraduate Research Program, Research Foundation of SUNY. 2014.

Daley, D.J. (PI). Carbon Exchange in Green Infrastructure Practices.  SUNY ESF ERE/OBG Seed Grant. 2014.

Heat and Water Fluxes in a Restored Salt Marsh on Industrial Fill. Daley, D.J. Honeywell Inc. Syracuse, NY. 2010 – 2014.