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Dr. Joseph C. Makarewicz

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Dr. Joseph C. Makarewicz

Distinguished Professor.
125 Lennon Hall
Phone: (585) 395-5747
Fax: (585) 395-5969
jmakarew@brockport.edu

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PhD, Cornell University
Limnology, Watershed Analysis, Marine and Aquatic Ecology

COURSES

Water Quality Analysis, Water Chemistry, Stress Stream Analysis, Limnology Practicum, Limnology, Environmental Impact Analysis, Population Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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. Because of my former association with the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study in New Hampshire, I also have continuing interest in acid precipitation and analysis using the small watershed approach.

AWARDS

  • Among 38 scientists honored by the Chancellor of the SUNY system for outstanding scholarship and grantsmanship. 2002.
  • Chandler-Misener Award from the International Association Great Lakes Research for best journal article.
  • Named a member of the "Environmental 25" in celebration of the Rochester Center for Environmental Studies 25th Anniversary, during which 25 people from New York State were named "Environmentalist of the Quarter Century," 1999.
  • Excellence in Environmental Teaching, Center for Environmental Information, 1999.
  • Career Achievement Award, Research Foundation of the State University of New York and SUNY Brockport, 1997 and 1998.
  • New York State Conservation Districts Special Award, "In recognition of his desire to educate and advance Soil and Water Conservation Districts in their understanding of water resources management."
  • Phi Beta Delta College International Scholar's Award, 1995.
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994.
  • Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, 1989/90, Max Planck Institute fur Limnologie, Germany.
  • Fellow of CILER; Elected member of the Cooperative Institute for Lake Experimental Research.
  • Research Achievement Award, Research Foundation of the State University of New York and SUNY Brockport, 1992.
  • Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, in "acknowledgment and appreciation for assistance and excellence in the development of the District's water quality monitoring program."
  • Researcher of the Month Award, 1984 - SUNY Researcher.

PUBLICATIONS - JOURNALS AND BOOKS:

Makarewicz, J.C., Boyer, G.L., Lewis, T.W., Guenther, W., Atkinson, J. and Arnold,M. In review. Spatial distribution of the cyanotoxin microcystin in the Lake Ontario ecosystem: coastal embayments, rivers, nearshore and offshore and upland lakes. J. Great Lakes Res.

Makarewicz, J.C., D’Aiuto, P.E. and Isidro Bosch. In Press. Elevated nutrient levels from agriculturally dominated watersheds stimulate metaphyton growth and influence variability in littoral plant structure J. Great Lakes Research.

Makarewicz, J.C. and Howell, T. 2007. White paper. Lake Ontario Intensive Year – 2008: The Lake Ontario Coastal Zone - Status and Assessment. LOLA Workshop, International Joint Commission. Kingston, Ontario

Somarelli, J. A., J. C. Makarewicz, R. Sia and R. Simon. 2007. Wildlife identified as major source of E. coli in agriculturally dominated watersheds by BOX A1R-derived genetic fingerprints. Journal of Environmental Management. 82: 60–65.

Makarewicz, J.C., G.L. Boyer, W. Guenther, M. Arnold and T.W. Lewis. The occurrence of cyanotoxins in the nearshore and coastal embayments of Lake Ontario. 2006. Great Lakes Research Review. 7. 25-29.

Wescoat, J.L., P. Chow-Fraser, D. Hartford, J.E. Keough, L.A. Maguire, J.C. Makarewicz, D.C. McKinney, D.H. Moreau, S.P. Simonovic, and P.A. Zielinski. 2006. Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies. National Research Council of the National Academies, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. 147pp.

Norine E. D., D. A. McLeish, R. L. Eshenroder, J. R. Bence, L. C. Mohr, B. A. Henderson, M. P. Ebener, T. F. Nalepa, A. P. Woldt, J. E. Johnson, R. L. Argyle, and J. C. Makarewicz. 2005.Ecology of the Lake Huron Fish Community 1970-1999. This paper forms part of the proceedings of a workshop on Salmonid Communities in Oligotrophic Lakes II (SCOLII) convened at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, 18-20 May 2000. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Biology. 62:1432-1451.

Thompson, E. J.C. Makarewicz and T. W. Lewis. 2005. Additional invertebrate predator in the food web does not biomagnify a persistent contaminant in Lake Ontario: The case of Cercopagis pengoi. J. Great Lakes Research. 31:210-218.

Landre, B., S. Lewandowski, J.C. Makarewicz, J. Terninko, E. and Thorndike. 2006. Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative: Action Agenda. Center for Environmental Information. 86pp

D’Auito, P, J.C. Makarewicz and S. Bosch. 2006. The impact of stream nutrient loading on macrophytes and metaphyton in Conesus Lake, USA. Verh. Internat. Verein Limnol. 29(3): 1373-1377.

Makarewicz, J.C. 2005. The phytoplankton of Lake Michigan. In: The Status of Lake Michigan: Ecology, Health and Management. (M. Munawar, Editor). Ecovision: World Monograph Series.

Duggan, S.A. Bailey, R. I. Colautti, D. Gray, J. C. Makarewicz, and H. J. MacIsaac. Submitted. Biological Invasions in Lake Ontario: Past, Present and Future. In: The Status of Lake Ontario. M. Munawar, Editor

Laxson, C.L, Kerry N. McPhedran, Joseph C. Makarewicz, Irena V. Telesh and Hugh J. MacIsaac. 2003. Effects of the invasive cladoceran Cercopagis on the lower food web of Lake Ontario. Freshwater Biology. In press.

Mills, L. Casselman, R. Dermott, J.D. Fitzsimons, G. Gal, K.T. Holeck, .A. Hoyle, O.E. Johannsson, B.F. Lantry, J.C. Makarewicz, E.S. Millard, I.F. Munawar, M. Munawar, R. O'Gorman, R.W. Owens, L.G. Rudstam, T. Schaner, and T.J. Stewart..2003. Lake Ontario: food web dynamics in a changing ecosystem (1970-2000). Can. Jour. Fish. Bio. Aquat. Sci. 60: 471-490.

Makarewicz, J.; Damaske, E.; Laxson, C. 2002. Seasonal and Vertical Distribution, Food Web Dynamics and Contaminant Biomagnification of Cercopagis pengoi in Lake Ontario. Pages 132-141 in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, 25-28 February 2002, Alexandria, VA. The Professional Edge, Pembroke, ON.

Makarewicz, J. C., E. Damaske, T. W. Lewis, M. Merner, and T. Emerson. 2003. Trend Analysis Reveals a Recent Reduction in Mirex Concentrations in Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and Chinook (O. tshawytscha) Salmon from Lake Ontario. Environmental Science and Technology. 37:1521-1527.

Makarewicz, J.C. 2001. Trophic interactions: Changes in phytoplankton community structure coinciding with alewife introduction. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. I27: 1780-1786.

Makarewicz, J.C., I.G. Grigovich, E. Mills, E. Damaske, M.E. Cristescu, W. Pearsall, J. Lavoie, R. Keats, L. Rudstam, P. Hebert, H. Halbritter, T. Kelly, C. Matkovich, H. MacIssac. 2001. Distribution, fecundity and genetics of Cercopagis pengoi (Ostroumov) (Crustacean Cladocera) in Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Res. 27: 19-32.

Makarewicz, J.C. 2000. New York's North Coast: A troubled Coastline. Lake Ontario Embayment Initiative. Finger-Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance. 33pp.

Makarewicz, J.C. 2001. Trophic interactions: Changes in phytoplankton community structure coinciding with alewife introduction. Verh. Internat. Verein Limnol. 27: 1780-1786.

Makarewicz, J.C. 2000. "Lake Ontario Embayment Initiative." Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Protection Alliance. 38pp.

Makarewicz, J.C., Lewis, T.W., Damaske, E. and J. Terninko, J. In review. "Maximum Loss of Atrazine Occurs during Baseline Flow." Environmental Science Technology.

Makarewicz, J. C., Lewis, T. and Bertram, P. 2000. "Chemistry of the Offshore Surface Waters of Lake Erie: Pre- and Post-Dreissena introduction." Journal of Great Lakes Research. 26:82-93.

McLish, D., Makarewicz, J.C. In Press. "Salmonine Communities in Oligotrophic Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science.

Makarewicz, J. C., Lewis, T. and Bertram, P. 1999. "Phytoplankton Composition and Biomass in the Offshore Waters of Lake Erie: Pre- and Post-Dreissena introduction." Journal of Great Lakes Research. 25(1):135-148.

Lampman, G. and J.C. Makarewicz. 1999. "The Phytoplankton Zooplankton Link in the Lake Ontario Food Web." Journal of Great Lakes Research. 25(2):239-249.

Makarewicz, J. C., P. Bertram, and T. Lewis. 1998. "Changes in Phytoplankton Size-class Abundance and Species Composition Coinciding with Changes in the Zooplankton Community of Lake Michigan, 1983 to 1992." Journal of Great Lakes Research. 24:637-657.

Brooks, A. and J.C. Makarewicz. 1997. "Salmonine Consumption as a Source of Mirex in Human Breast Milk Near Rochester, New York." Journal of Great Lakes Research. 22: 810-818.

Buttner, J.K., R. H. Findlay, J.C. Makarewicz, D.M. Arquette, K.C. Weaver. 1996. "Impact and Potential of Yellow Perch Culture in the St. Lawrence River at Akwesasne." In An International Conference on the St. Lawrence Ecosystem, Cornwall, Ontario.

Buttner, J.K., R.H. Findlay, J.C. Makarewicz, and D.M. Arquette. "Role and potential of aquaculture in the St. Lawrence River at Akwesasne. 1996." Pages 73-84. In R.D. Needham and E.N. Novakowski (eds). Proceedings of the Conference on "Sharing Knowledge, Linking Sciences, An International Conference on the St. Lawrence Ecosystem", University of Ottawa, Ontario.

Makarewicz, J. C., P. Bertram., T.Lewis, and E. Brown. 1995. "A Decade of Predatory Control of Zooplankton Species Composition of Lake Michigan." Journal of Great Lakes Research. 21: 620-641.

Buttner, J., J. C. Makarewicz, and T.Lewis. 1995. "Concentration of Priority Organic Contaminants in Fish Maintained on Formulated Diets in Lake Ontario Waters." Progressive Fish Culturist. 57:141-146.

PUBLICATIONS - TECHNICAL REPORTS

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2003. Nutrient and sediment loss from a Niagara County watershed: An update of Twelvemile Creek East and a report on Twelvemile Creek West. Technical Report to the Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District. Lockport, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2003. Loading of nutrients from North Shore tributaries of Oneida Lake: Black, Crandell, Dakins, Little Bay and Threemile Creeks, Oswego, NY. Technical Report to the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District. Fulton, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2002. Water quality of Pennellville Pond with suggestions for weed control, Oswego County, NY. Technical Report to the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District. Fulton, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2002. Segment analysis of Sheldon Creek, the location of pollution sources, part of the Lake Neatahwanta watershed. Technical Report to the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District. Fulton, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2002. Stressed stream analysis of North Gully and Southwest Creeks in the Conesus Lake watershed. Technical Report to the Livingston County Planning Department, Geneseo, NY.

White, D.J., J.C. Makarewicz and T.W. Lewis. 2002. The significance of phosphorus released from the sediment under anoxic conditions in Sodus Bay, NY. Technical Report to the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, Lyons, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2002. Eighteenmile Creek remedial action plan: area of concern plankton community study; Olcott Harbor at Eighteenmile Creek, New York. Technical Report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., T.W. Lewis and D. White. 2002. Loss of nutrients and soil from Sandy Pond tributaries, Oswego County, N.Y. Technical Report to the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District. Fulton, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2002. Small intermittent rivulets versus major tributaries: the loss of soil and nutrients from selected small subwatersheds compared to the major subwatersheds of Canandaigua Lake. Technical report to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., I. Bosch and T.W. Lewis. 2002. Update of soil and nutrient loss from subwatersheds of Conesus Lake 2001. Technical report to the Livingston County Planning Department, Geneseo, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2001. Segment analysis of Johnson Creek, the location of sources of pollution. Technical report to the Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District, Albion, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 2001. Stressed stream analysis of Deep Run and Gage Gully in the Canandaigua Lake watershed. Technical report to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., M. Arnold, T.W. Lewis and C. Beal. 2001. Ecological health of sediments located in the Rochester Embayment, Lake Ontario, NY. Prepared for the Monroe County Department of Health, Rochester, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2001. Segment analysis of Marsh Creek, the location of sources of pollution. Part of the Lake Ontario watershed located in Orleans County, NY. Technical report to the Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District, Albion, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C. and T.W. Lewis. 2001. An addendum to: Segment analysis of Sucker Brook, the location of sources of pollution. Technical report to the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Fund and the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2001. Canandaigua Lake subwatersheds, time trends in event loading and the Watershed Index. Technical report to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force and the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2001. Preliminary water quality study of Pennellville Pond, Oswego County, NY. Technical report to the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, Fulton, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 2000. Nutrient and sediment loss from Oneida Lake tributaries. Prepared for the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, Syracuse, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., P.E. Bertram and T.W. Lewis. 2000. Chemistry of the offshore surface waters of Lake Erie: Pre- and post- Dreissena introduction (1983-1993). J. Great Lakes Res. 26:82-93.

Makarewicz, J.C., J.M. Haynes, R.C. Dilcher, J.C. Hunter, C.J. Norment and T.W. Lewis. 2000. "Biological Survey of Yanty Creek Marsh at Hamlin Beach State Park." Prepared for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Castile, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 2000. "Nutrient and Sediment Loss from the Watersheds of Canandaigua Lake, January 1997 to January 2000." Technical report to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 2000. "Nutrient and Sediment Loss from a Niagara County Watershed, the East branch of Twelvemile Creek." Technical report to the Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District, Lockport, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 2000. "Segment Analysis of Johnson Creek, the Location of Sources of Pollution." Technical report to the Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District, Albion, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., S. Silverstone, and T.W. Lewis 2000. "The Optimum Bio-media for use in the Floating Biological Contactor." Technical report prepared for FBC Technologies, Inc. Fairport, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 2000. "The Use of a High Speed Centrifuge for the Oxygenation of Water." Technical report prepared for FBC Technologies, Inc. Fairport, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 2000. "The Floating Biological Contactor’s Effect on the Oxygenation of Water." Technical report prepared for FBC Technologies, Inc. Fairport, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 2000. "The Muckland Demonstrations Project, Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution Control." Technical report to the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oswego, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., T.W. Lewis and S.S. Lewandowski. 1999. "Segment Analysis of Sucker Brook, the Location of Sources of Pollution." Technical report to the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Fund and the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 1999. "The Loss of Nutrients and Materials from the Naples Creek Watershed." Technical report to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis 1999. "A Technique for Identifying Pollution Sources in a Watershed: Stressed Stream Analysis Revisited." The Information Exchange, the newsletter of the Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance. Vol 7(2).

Makarewicz, J.C., R.W. Ward and T.W. Lewis. 1999. "Water Quality of Cayuga Lake, 1991-1998." Technical report prepared for the Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Makarewicz, J.C., R.W. Ward and T.W. Lewis. 1999. "Water Quality of Seneca Lake, 1991-1998." Technical report prepared for the Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Makarewicz, J.C., P. Bertram and T.W. Lewis. 1999. "Chemistry of the offshore surface waters of Lake Erie: Pre- and post-Dreissena introduction (1983 – 1993)." Journal of Great Lakes Research. 26(1):82-93.

Makarewicz, J.C., T.W. Lewis and H. Halbritter. 1999. "Cercopagis – A New Exotic. Zooplankter to Lake Ontario." Dreissena!, the digest of the National Aquatic Nuisance Species Clearinghouse, a Sea Grant publication. Vol 10(1).

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 1999. "Nutrient and Sediment Loss from the Watersheds of Canandaigua Lake, January 1997 to January 1999." Technical report to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force, Canandaigua, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 1999. "Nutrient and Sediment Loss from Watersheds of Orleans County – Year 2." Technical report to the Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District, Albion, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 1999. "Soil and Nutrient Loss from Sub-watersheds in the Southwest Quadrant of Conesus Lake." Technical report to the Livingston County Health Department and the Livingston County Planning Department, Mount Morris, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C., and T.W. Lewis. 1999. "Nutrient Loading and Segment Analysis of Stream Entering Lake Neatahwanta with an Evaluation of the Muckland Demonstration Project." Technical report to the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oswego, NY.

Makarewicz, J.C. and Lewis, T. 1998. "The Loss of Materials from Watersheds in Orleans County: Johnson, Oak Orchard and Sandy Creeks." Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District. 42pp.

Makarewicz, J.C. and Lewis, T. 1998. "Nutrient and Sediment loss from Watersheds of Canandaigua Lake." Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force. 45pp.

Makarewicz, J.C. and Lewis, T. 1997. "The loss of nutrients and materials from watersheds draining into Lake Neantahwanta." Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District. 35pp.

Makarewicz, J.C. and T. Lewis. 1997. "Factors Affecting Watershed Pollutants in Sucker Creek." Canandaigua Water Quality Task Force.

Makarewicz, J.C. 1995. "Nutrient Loading of Streams Entering Lake Neatahwanta." Oswego Soil and Water Conservation District. 47pp.

Makarewicz, J. C. and T. Lewis. 1996. The Environmental Quality of Watersheds. Environmental Studies Project. Contains eight teaching modules. Available at the following web site: http://www.esf.edu/esp/Watershd/.

Makarewicz, J.C. 1995. "Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Macrobenthos and Ichthyoplankton Abundance, Biomass, and Species Composition of Onondaga Lake." Onondaga Lake Management Conference.

Makarewicz, J.C. 1995. "Nutrient Loading of Stream Entering Lake Neatahwanta." Oswego Soil and Water Conservation District.

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