WRI Research Reports

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Microplastic pollution in Onondaga and Skaneateles Lakes in Central New York

MAR 12, 2021

Charles T. Driscoll, Syracuse University

 

Culvert Model Program 2020: Final Report

OCT 12, 2020

Benjamin H. Houston, GroudPoint Engineering, PLLC

Hudson Tributary Dam Removal

APR 24, 2020

Pat Sullivan, Jeremy Dietrich, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. For more information on this work, please check our Barrier Removal & Mitigation Program page.

Mid-Hudson Young Environmental Scientist Project in Urban Stream Ecology (MH- YES) Year 3

APR 24, 2020

Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute

Eliminating the "Barrier" to Estuary Education: Connecting Students to their Estuary by Studying the Effect of Stream Barriers and Water Quality on American Eel Populations

APR 24, 2020

Kerryanne Donohue, Manhattan College

The Trophic State is Dynamic: Seasonal Patterns of Nutrient Controls on Phytoplankton in Lakes across New York State

APR 24, 2020

David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz

Road Salt Delivery Mechanisms and Water Quality Impacts in the Hudson River Watershed

MAR 25, 2019

Katherine Meierdiercks, Sienna College

Validation and Application of qPCR-MST of Fecal Contamination in the Mohawk River Watershed

MAR 25, 2019

Carolyn Rodak, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Governing U.S. Flood Risk under Climate Change: Examining an emerging flood-risk network in New York State’s Hudson Valley region

MAR 25, 2019

Clifton Staples, NYS Water Resources Institute

Shifts in Hudson River Valley Flood Frequency Following Eastern Hemlock Loss and Succession

MAR 25, 2019

M. Todd Walter, Cornell University

Mapping needed and existing vegetative buffers to reduce nutrient loads

MAR 25, 2019

Ted Endreny, SUNY ESF

Representing time variant water storage and mixing schemes in isotope tracer-aided hydrologic simulation

MAR 25, 2019

Kanishka Singh, James Knighton, M. Todd Walter, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Design for Climate-Resilient Hudson River Communities

MAR 25, 2019

Joshua F. Cerra, Cornell University

Scenic Resource Protection Guide for the Hudson River Valley

MAR 25, 2019

George Frantz, Cornell University

Barriers to Oyster Recovery in Hudson River Estuary

MAR 25, 2019

Matthew Hare, Cornell University
For full report, click here.

Mid-Hudson Young Environmental Scientist Project in Urban Stream Ecology (MH-YES) Year 2

MAR 25, 2019

Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Are invasive round goby a new contaminant vector in Northeastern U.S. inland waterbodies?

JUN 18, 2018

Suresh Sethi, Cornell University

Turning Vacant Lots into Green Infrastructure: Application of A Multi-objective Optimization Tool in the City of Buffalo

JUN 18, 2018

Zhenduo Zhu, University at Buffalo. Two papers were published from this effort: 
1. A new tool for automatic calibration of the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)
2. Modeling the transport of titanium dioxide nanomaterials from combined sewer overflows in an urban river

Assessing stakeholder perceptions and facilitating collaboration in the Pocantico River Watershed

APR 1, 2018

Michael Finewood, Pace University

Effect of climate change on nutrient limitation and algal blooms in headwater lakes of the Hudson River

APR 1, 2018

David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz

Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project

APR 1, 2018

Cornell Cooperative Extension: collaboration across Columbia and Greene, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties

The Socioeconomic Implications of Changing Flood Risk in the Hudson/Mohawk Watersheds (2018)

APR 1, 2018

The Community and Regional Development Institute, Cornell University

Scoping Green Infrastructure in Troy

APR 1, 2018

Brian Davis, Cornell University. For the full report, please contact WRI or the researcher directly.

Sustainable oyster restoration requires oyster reproduction: Variation in reproduction across Hudson/Raritan Estuary environments

APR 1, 2018

Matthew Hare, Cornell University

Communicating results of a 2016-2017 micropollutant monitoring campaign to stakeholders in the Hudson River Estuary

APR 1, 2018

Damian Helbling, Cornell University

Support for Land Use/Environmental Planning Field Workshop (2018)

APR 1, 2018

George Frantz, Cornell University

 

Assessing the effectiveness of green infrastructure (2017)

APR 1, 2017

Emily Vail, Cornell University.

Quantification and Source Identification of Microplastic Pollution in the Hudson River

APR 1, 2017

Lisa Watkins, Cornell University. 

Support for Land Use/Environmental Planning Field Workshop

APR 1, 2017

George Frantz, Cornell University.

The Socioeconomic Implications of Changing Flood Risk in the Hudson/Mohawk Watersheds

APR 1, 2017

The Community and Regional Development Institute, Cornell University. 

Geospatial assessment of riparian zones: A case study in the Hudson River Estuary – Stockport Creek Watershed

APR 1, 2017

Lindi Quackenbush, SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry.

Design for Climate-resilient Hudson River Communities

APR 1, 2017

jfc299 [at] cornell.edu (Josh Cerra), Cornell University.

Remote Sensing, Harmful Algal Blooms, Spectroscopy, Unmanned Aerial Systems

MAR 1, 2017

Ileana Dumitriu, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Quantifying the ecosystem services of nitrogen removal and carbon sequestration in restored urban tidal wetlands

MAR 1, 2017

Chester Zarnoch, CUNY Baruch College. For more information about this work, please contact the researcher .

Otsego Lake Water Quality Constant Monitoring System

MAR 1, 2017

Kiyoko Yokota, SUNY Oneonta

Variability in water quality and the effect of climate change and teleconnections on lake thermal structure in the Sky Lakes of Shawangunk Ridge

MAR 1, 2017

David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz
To learn more, watch these short videos related to acid rain and climate change in the Sky Lakes, or click on the following link to read the written report.

Dynamic sediment-discharge rating curve models to support climate-smart management of water quality in the New York City water supply system

MAR 1, 2017

Scott Steinschneider, Cornell University

2015 WRI Summary Report

NOV 11, 2016

Water resource infrastructure in New York: assessment, management, & planning – year 4.

Prediction of Sediment Remobilized by Removal of an Aged Dam in the Hudson River Watershed

APR 1, 2016

wwu [at] clarkson.edu (Weiming Wu), Clarkson University. To learn more, watch a short video. Contact Brian Rahm (WRI) or Weiming Wu (Clarkson University) for the full report, or click on the following link for a summary:

Septic systems and surface water quality

APR 1, 2016

rer26 [at] cornell.edu (Ruth Richardson), Cornell University.

Assessing the effectiveness of green infrastructure

APR 1, 2016

Emily Vail, Cornell University.

Detection and characterization of microplastics in Hudson valley surface waters

APR 1, 2016

Lisa Watkins, Cornell University.

Mohawk River Water Quality: Risk Evaluation of Combined Sewer Overflow and Runoff Events

APR 1, 2016

rodakc [at] sunyit.edu (Carolyn Rodak), SUNY IT.

The Importance of Field Trips and Cultural Awareness in Education: A Case Study at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB)

APR 1, 2016

kruen [at] sarahlawrence.edu (Kathleen Ruen), Sarah Lawrence College. Read their article, "The Best Field Trip Ever: An Artistic and Scientific Analysis of the Value of Field Trips to an Environmental Center." You can also see their project report at the following link.

Empirical Validation of the Use of Genetic Tags to Determine the Population Origin of Acoustically Tagged Atlantic Sturgeon in the Hudson River and Coastwide

APR 1, 2016

Isaac.Wirgin [at] nyumc.org (Isaac Wirgin), New York University Medical Center.

Evaluating Septic System Inputs into Sodus Bay using Oblique Imagery, Optical Brighteners, and DNA-based tracers

MAR 1, 2016

Paul Richards, SUNY Brockport

Student Researcher Support of Adaptive Management of the St Lawrence River using Novel Water Quality Monitoring Methodology

MAR 1, 2016

mtwiss [at] clarkson.edu (Michael Twiss), Clarkson University.

American Eel and Perched Culverts in the Hudson Valley

JAN 5, 2016

Dr. Robert Schmidt, Berkshire Environmental Research Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock. See here for a more in-depth report related to this project. 

2014 WRI Summary Report

AUG 28, 2015

Water resource infrastructure in New York: assessment, management, & planning – year 3.

FEMA Community Rating System: A Cost-Benefit Analysis for New York State Communities

MAY 20, 2015

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)’s Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that provides enrollees with discounted flood insurance premium rates. This paper addresses barriers and challenges to enrolling in the CRS and provides suggestions to improve CRS participant numbers for NYS municipalities, as well as cost-benefit metrics for when enrolling in the CRS is beneficial for communities.

Assessment of the effectiveness of green infrastructure at improving water quality and reducing flooding at the watershed-scale

APR 1, 2015

kmeierdiercks [at] siena.edu (Katherine Meierdiercks), Siena College

Design for climate-resilient Hudson River communities

APR 1, 2015

jfc299 [at] cornell.edu (Joshua Cerra), Cornell University.

Analysis of biodiversity in the Sparkill Creek Watershed as a course-based service learning undergraduate experience that will enhance STEM based applications

APR 1, 2015

bernadette.connors [at] dc.edu (Bernadette Connors), Dominican College. To learn more, see here for a report on the riparian vegetation restoration aspect of the project, or click on the following link to read the aquatic microbial diversity report.

Visualizing landscape change: public space and CSO's in the Hudson river watershed

APR 1, 2015

brd63 [at] cornell.edu (Brian Davis), Cornell University.

The Importance of Field trips and cultural awareness in education: a case study at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB)

APR 1, 2015

kruen [at] sarahlawrence.edu (Kathleen Ruen), Sarah Lawrence College. To learn more, watch this short video on the grant program, or click on the following link to read the written report.

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA): Structure and Effects

APR 1, 2015

rrg24 [at] cornell.edu (Richard Geddes), Cornell University.

Assessment of sediment properties in the impoundment of an aged dam in the Hudson River Watershed

APR 1, 2015

wwu [at] clarkson.edu (Weiming Wu), Clarkson University. To learn more, watch this short video on the assessment, or click on the following link to read the written report.

Target and suspect screening for micropollutants in the Hudson River Estuary during a single recreational season

APR 1, 2015

deh262 [at] cornell.edu (Damian Helbling), Cornell University.

Determining Peak Flow Under Different Scenarios and Identifying Undersized Culverts (2015)

APR 1, 2015

Todd Walter, Cornell University. 

Septic systems, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions

APR 1, 2015

Todd Walter, Cornell University. Report available upon request.

Coupling in-ditch studies and modelling to understand the landscape - wide nitrogen transport and denitrification (N2, N2O) potential of roadside ditch networks across catchments

APR 1, 2015

rls11 [at] cornell.edu (Rebecca Schneider) & rmm3 [at] cornell.edu (Roxanne Marino), Cornell University.

Determining Peak Flow Under Different Scenarios and Assessing Organism Passage Potential: Identifying and Prioritizing Undersized and Poorly Passable Culverts

APR 1, 2015

Todd Walteratd2 [at] cornell.edu (Art DeGaetano), Cornell University. 

Seasonal variability of projected future climate and its impact on the freshwater discharge to the Hudson River and water residence time of the Hudson estuary

APR 1, 2015

howarth [at] cornell.edu (Robert Howarth), Cornell University

Using citizen science to map Hudson Valley waterways for violacein-producing microbes

APR 1, 2015

bjude [at] bard.edu (Brooke Jude), Bard College. To learn more, download this presentation, or click on the following link to read the written report.

Emerging organic pollutants: from college campuses to Cayuga Lake

MAR 1, 2015

sallen [at] ithaca.edu (Susan Allen-Gil,) Ithaca College.

Denitrifying bioreactors reduction of agricultural nitrogen pollution at the watershed scale

MAR 1, 2015

ldg5 [at] cornell.edu (Larry Geohring), Cornell University.

Western New York watershed network

MAR 1, 2015

cslowry [at] buffalo.edu (Christopher Lowry), SUNY Buffalo.

Population and DPS origin of subadult Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River

MAR 1, 2015

isaac.wirgin [at] nyumc.org (Isaac Wirgin), NYU Medical Center.

Assessing Flood Risk in a Changing Climate in the Mohawk and Hudson River Basins

APR 1, 2014

Stephen Shaw, SUNY -ESF. 

Road ditches in the suburban landscape: potential hotspots for nutrient transport and cycling

APR 1, 2014

Todd Walter, Cornell University. To learn more, watch this short video on road ditch research, or click on the following link to read the written report.

Roadside ditches: Source or filter of greenhouse gases?

APR 1, 2014

rls11 [at] cornell.edu (Rebecca Schneider) & Roxanne Marino, Cornell University.
Results of a survey on ditch management by town highway staff.

The themes surrounding the Hudson River: A content analysis of newspapers along the Hudson

APR 1, 2014

c.scherer [at] cornell.edu (Clifford Scherer), Cornell University

Using high frequency lake data and fish population analyses to inform management and outreach in the Sky Lakes, Shawangunk Ridge, eastern New York

APR 1, 2014

David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz.

Identifying sinkholes and manure management setbacks Using LiDAR and aerial photography

APR 1, 2014

Paul Richards, SUNY Brockport.
To access project products, see an index maps of Albany County, and see these detailed maps of ground features at the field scale.
To learn more, watch this short video on mapping sinkholes, or click on the following link to read the written report.

NY State and smart growth: Policy triangulation, coherence, tensions

APR 1, 2014

dlk2 [at] cornell.edu (David Kay), Cornell University. See here for a Research & Policy Brief related to this project, or for a more in-depth report, 

Computerized content analysis of online reviews of water-centric entertainment areas

APR 1, 2014

nagesh [at] cornell.edu (Srinagesh Gaverneni), Cornell University.

Further development and application of a planning support system for managing change in water infrastructure systems in Hudson River municipalities

APR 1, 2014

kpd23 [at] cornell.edu (Kieran Donaghy), Cornell University.

Determining Peak Flow Under Different Scenarios and Identifying Undersized Culverts

APR 1, 2014

Todd Walter, Cornell University. 

Planning and Implementing Green Infrastructure to Improve Watershed Resiliency in the Saw Mill Brook Watershed and Village of New Paltz

APR 1, 2014

Kathleen (KT) Tobin and David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz.