- Comparing hydrologic regimes between a native desert stream and an urbanized desert stream in the Phoenix area to understand how urbanization has altered the hydrology
- Investigating transport and storage of road salt in urban soils and impacts of salt on biogeochemical processes, in conjunction with undergraduate researchers in our lab. Check out an article in the Cornell Chronicle highlighting this work
- Quantifying the suite of ecosystem services provided by a stormwater bioswale on Cornell's campus for a Landscape Architecture Foundation Case Study (in conjunction with colleagues from Cornell's Dept of Landscape Architecture and Dept of Horticulture). Check out a blog post highlighting this collaboration and the final case study report
- Building a framework to better integrate ecological components into a more resilient and sustainable vision for infrastructure systems (in conjunction with colleagues from NSF IGERT programs at Portland State University, University of Pittsburgh, and Arizona State University)
- Innovative approaches to stream gaging. While stream flows are often measured using a pressure transducer, we're exploring the use of time-lapse photography and conductivity probes as alternate means of measuring discharge (led by Cornell undergraduate student Christine Georgakakos)
- Monitoring of water quality (primarily focusing on nitrate levels) in Ulster County, NY where the emerald ash borer has potential to cause massive ash tree die-offs in the next few years (project finished Jan 2012).