Plant community change, Global change ecology, Species invasions, Functional traits, Ecosystem function, Terrestrial biogeochemistry, Paleoecology
FISH ECOLOGY/FISHERY SCIENCE: fish ecology and behavior; marine biology; benthic macroinvertebrate communities (zebra mussel effects, indicators of stream health); environmental impact analysis; biotelemetry; Great Lakes' issues; environmental education.
Applied aspects of environmental science, lake and watershed resource management, including such topics as watershed and ecosystem approaches to determining point and non-point sources of nutrients in urban and rural watersheds, hydrologic and nutrient budgets, indicators of successful remediation, strategies and demonstrations projects for reducing nutrient and organic hydrocarbon from watersheds, atmospheric deposition rates on ecosystems, uptake dynamics of chlorinated hydrocarbons in aquatic food-webs, top-down and bottom-up effects on plankton community structure, environmental education, environmental impact statements, plankton as indicators of success of the phosphorus reduction program in the Great Lakes and methods of reducing pesticide levels in fish grown in polluted waters.
Chair and Professor
VERTEBRATE ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION BIOLOGY: ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals; avian breeding biology, and community structure and function; grassland ecology; ecology of arctic and alpine environments.
Aquacuture, Fish Physiology, Fish reproduction, Fish nutrition, Fisheries
Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science
Wetland ecology, with an emphasis on the influence of hydrology, climate change,and human disturbance on wetland plant communities.
Research Scientist and Associate Faculty
For the past nineteen years, I have been involved in the stewardship of water resources in the Great Lakes Region. Our research work has ranged from watershed protection to exotic species invasions and fate.
The aquatic research program includes an analytical water quality laboratory working on watershed protection, water quality analysis, exotic species detection and impact, fisheries, primary productivity, aquatic sampling, toxics analysis (mirex, photomirex, PCB's, DDT's, atrazine, etc.) in various matrices (water, fish tissue, human milk, sediment and air), secondary school environmental education enhancement, computer database management, eutrophication studies and plankton assessment and water quality studies on long term data sets in the Great Lakes.
I also serve as a Co-Technical Director and Quality Assurance Officer of a State and Nationally Certified water quality laboratory housed here at SUNY Brockport.
Instructional Support Technician
Research Scientist/Lake Ontario Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Project
108A Lennon Hall
(585) 395 5763
Ph.D., 1989, Louisiana State University
Chair (Earth Sciences) and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1989, The University of Delaware
Ph.D., 1999, The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., 1994, Cornell University
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. '95, SUNY Buffalo
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. '97, Washington University
Dr. Chris Norment has had his fourth book of creative nonfiction accepted for publication by the University of North Carolina Press. Tentatively entitled "In the Fullness of Time," the book interweaves memoir with an exploration of issues related to the evolution and conservation of rare and endangered species in the Death Valley region. The book will be published in 2014.
Dr. Joe Makarewicz' newest publication in the online Lake Scientist is entitled 'Research Summary: Lake Ontario Phosphorus Loading'. Available online here.
Lennon Hall, room 118
‘Minnow Diversity and Habitat Associations in the West Branch of Sandy Creek, Orleans County, New York’
Environmental Science and Biology
The College at Brockport
State University of New York
Defense Thesis Seminar
Monday- Friday, 8am - 3pm
Secretary: Deb Dilker
Pick Up the Parks-
April 26th, 9am