Stewart Diemont | Environmental Biology | SUNY-ESF
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Stewart DiemontAssociate Professor

Stewart Diemont

460 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-4707 | 315-470-6760

Office: 460 Illick Hall

Lab: 221 Illick Hall

Selected Publications

*Bunge, A., S.AW. Diemont, J.A. Bunge., S. Harris, S., 2019. Urban foraging for food security and sovereignty: quantifying edible forest yield in Syracuse, New York using four common fruit-and nut-producing street tree species. Journal of Urban Ecology, 5(1), p.juy028.

Diemont, S.A.W., T. Toland, 2019. Urban Design toward More Holistic Systems:  Improving Discipline Integration and Sustainability Evaluation In: M. Hall, S. Balogh (eds.) Understanding Urban Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach. Springer.

*Falkowski, T.B., D. Douterlungne, A. Chankin, S.A.W. Diemont, 2018. Effects of five Lacandon Maya agroforestry trees on soil nematode trophic group composition and successional dynamics. Agroforestry Systems,

*Law, E.P., S.A.W. Diemont, T. Toland, 2017. A sustainability comparison of green infrastructure interventions using emergy evaluation. Journal of Cleaner Production 145: 374–385.

*Hamberg, L.J., S. Findlay, K.E. Limburg, S.A.W. Diemont, 2017. Herbivory and post-storm sediment burial as mechanisms of loss for Vallisneria americana in the Hudson River. Restoration Ecology doi:10.1111/rec.12477.

*Arrington, A., S.A.W. Diemont, C. Phillips, E. Welty, 2017. Demographic and landscape-level urban foraging trends in the United States derived from web and mobile app usage, Urban Ecology, accepted with minor revision, in press.

*Falkowski, T.B., S.A.W. Diemont, A. Chankin, D.R. Douterlungne, 2016. Lacandon Maya traditional ecological knowledge and rainforest restoration: Soil fertility beneath six agroforestry system trees. Ecological Engineering 92: 210-217.

*Nava-Lopez, M., S.A.W. Diemont, M. Hall, V. Avila-Akerberg, 2016. Riparian buffer zone and whole watershed influences on river water quality: Implications for ecosystem services near megacities. Environmental Processes 3(2): 277-305.

*Barlet, N.T., S.A.W. Diemont, M.A. Teece, K.L. Schulz, 2015. Emergent microbial food webs in ecological treatment systems for wastewater: Insight from stable carbon isotopes. Ecological Engineering, 62-71.

*Falkowski, T.B., *I. Martinez-Bautista, S.A.W. Diemont, 2015. How valuable could traditional ecological knowledge education be for a resource-limited future?: An emergy evaluation in two Mexican villages. Ecological Modelling 300: 40-49.

Beutel, M. W., S.A.W. Diemont, D. Reinhold, 2015. The 13th annual conference of the American ecological engineering society: Ecological engineering and the dawn of the 21st century. Ecological Engineering 78: 1-5.

Nigh, R., S.A.W. Diemont, 2014. The Mayan milpa: Fire and the legacy of living soil. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11: e45–e54.

*Bohn, J., S.A.W. Diemont, J. Gibbs, S. Stehman, and J. Mendoza 2014. Implications of Mayan forest restoration and subsistence agriculture for biodiversity conservation in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Agroforestry Systems 88: 269-285.

Ferguson, B.G., S.A.W. Diemont, †R. Alfaro, J.F. Martin, J.N. Toral, J.D. Álvarez Solís, 2013. Sustainability of holistic and conventional cattle ranching in the seasonally dry tropics of Chiapas, Mexico. Agricultural Systems 120: 38-48.

*Lin, H., S.A.W. Diemont, T. Toland, D. Daley, W. Tao, D. Johnson, 2013. Vermifiltration ecological treatment for the re-use of food waste digestate. Water Environment Research 85(11): 2184-2193.

Endreny, T. A., S.A.W. Diemont, 2012. Methods for assessing stormwater management at archaeological sites: Copan Ruins case study. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(8): 2637-2642.

†Cheng, K., S.A.W. Diemont, and A.P. Drew, 2011. Role of tao (Belotia mexicana) in traditional 2Lacandon Maya shifting cultivation. Agroforestry systems 82(3): 331-336.

Diemont, S.A.W., *J. Bohn, *D. Rayome, *S. Kelsen, and †K.Cheng, 2011. Comparisons of Mayan forest management, restoration, and conservation. Forest Ecology and Management 261(10): 1696-1705.

Martin, J.F., E. Roy, S.A.W. Diemont, and B.G. Ferguson, 2010. Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK): Ideas, inspiration, and designs for ecological engineering. Ecological Engineering 36: 839-849.

†Alfaro, R., S.A.W. Diemont, B.G. Ferguson, J.F. Martin, J. Nahed, D. Álvarez, and R. Pinto Ruíz, 2010. Steps toward sustainable ranching: An emergy evaluation of conventional and holistic management in Chiapas, Mexico. Agricultural Systems 103(9): 639-646.

Diemont, S.A.W., T.J. Lawrence, and T.A. Endreny, 2010. Envisioning ecological engineering education: An international survey of the educational and professional community. Ecological Engineering 36: 570-578.

Diemont, S.A.W., J.F. Martin, 2009. Lacandon Maya ecological management: A sustainable design for environmental restoration and human subsistence. Ecological Applications 19: 254-266.

Diemont, S.A.W., J.F. Martin, S.I. Levy-Tacher, R.B. Nigh, P. Ramirez-Lopez, and J. D. Golicher, 2006. Lacandon Maya forest management: restoration of soil fertility using native tree species. Ecological Engineering 28: 205-212.

Martin, J.F., S.A.W. Diemont, E. Powell, M. Stanton, and S.I. Levy-Tacher, 2006. Emergy evaluation of the performance and sustainability of three agricultural systems with different scales and management. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 115: 128-140.

Diemont, S.A.W., 2006. Mosquito larvae density and pollutant removal in tropical wetland treatment systems in Honduras. Environment International 32: 332-341.

Diemont, S.A.W., J.F. Martin, and S.I. Levy-Tacher, 2006. Emergy evaluation of Lacandon Maya indigenous swidden agroforestry in Chiapas, Mexico. Agroforestry Systems 66: 23-42.

Diemont, S.A.W., J.F. Martin, 2005. Management impacts on the trophic diversity of nematode communities in an indigenous agroforestry system of Chiapas, Mexico. Pedobiologia 49: 325-334.

* Advisee

† Major role on graduate committee

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Julie CapitoJulie Capito

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Diemont
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology

Jorge Jose Garcia PoloJorge Jose Garcia Polo

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Diemont
  • Area of Study: Ecosystem Restoration

Elizabeth Kehas-DewagheElizabeth Kehas-Dewaghe

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Diemont
  • Area of Study: Ecosystem Restoration

Olivia KurzOlivia Kurz

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Diemont
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology

Jade LittleJade Little

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Diemont
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology

Garrett MaynardGarrett Maynard

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Diemont
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology

Personal Statement
In addition to research, classwork, and teaching here at SUNY-ESF, I am also a professional wedding photographer traveling to photograph people in love. Through photographs, I found my love for people, and that love for people has been incorporated into my love for science, so I am fascinated by the intersection of human culture and ecological community. Particularly, I hope to show that humans can not only be a force for environmental good, but that we have a responsibility to do so. It would be an honor if you stopped by my corner of the web:

Graduate Research Topic
I am developing a project relating to the urban restoration of locally relevant food species (such as Morus rubra, the red mulberry) in Syracuse city parks. The project's focal points are the effects of European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and multiple planting strategies on the efficacy of this restoration. This will provide meaningful insights and guidance for the growing urban food forest movement, city planners, and ecological restorationists alike.

Undergraduate Study
Roberts Wesleyan College (Biology with Environmental Science). My undergraduate honors capstone project focused on restoring native pollinator habitat on campus while also performing a three-season pollinator population assessment in multiple campus areas.

Annabel Roberts-McMichaelAnnabel Roberts-McMichael

  • Degree Sought: MS/MF
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Germain and Diemont
  • Area of Study: ESC Coupled Natural and Human Systems
  • Undergraduate Institution: Cooper Union
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry