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Dr. Douglas A. Wilcox

Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science
Phone: (585) 395-5963
Fax: (585) 395-5969
Email: dwilcox@brockport.edu
Office: 108B Lennon Hall

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Education

  • Ph.D., Purdue University

Undergraduate Courses

  • Wetand Ecology (ENV 446)
  • Restoration Ecology (ENV 435)
  • Northern Wetlands (ENV 448)

Graduate Courses

  • Wetand Ecology (ENV 546)
  • Restoration Ecology (ENV 535)
  • Northern Wetlands (ENV 548)
  • Graduate Research Seminar- Scientific Technical Writing (ENV 705)

Research

  • Wetland ecology, with an emphasis on the influence of hydrology, climate change,and human disturbance on wetland plant communities.

Major Awards

  • 2009, 2010, 2011. SUNY-The College at Brockport. Discretionary Salary Increase
  • 2007. Society of Wetland Scientists, Presidential Service Award for 20 years service as Editor-in-Chief of Wetlands
  • 2003. Fellow, Society of Wetland Scientists (one of three initial inductees)
  • 2001. Duke University Distinguished Wetland Scientist
  • 1996. Society of Wetland Scientists, Certificate of Recognition/Career Gratis Membership, for service as journal editor
  • 1995-2011. Society of Wetland Scientists Certification Program, Inc., Professional Wetland Scientist certification
  • 2004, 2006. U.S. Geological Survey, Star Award, publication productivity
  • 1996. U.S. Geological Survey, Special Act Service Award, fire prevention action at Center
  • 1994, 1995. National Biological Service, Performance Award, outstanding performance
  • 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, PMRS Merit Award, outstanding performance
  • 1984, 1986, 1987. National Park Service Special Achievement Award, outstanding performance
  • 1982, 1983. National Park Service Quality Increase Award, outstanding performance
  • 1971-1973. Research/Teaching Fellowship, SUNY ESF, academic achievement
  • 1967-1971. NYS Regents Scholarship, academic achievement
  • 1967. Salutatorian, Falconer Central High School, academic achievement

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Recent Publications

Refereed journal articles/book chapters

 

Meeker, J.E., D.A. Wilcox, and A.G. Harris.  2018.  Changes in wetland vegetation in regulated lakes in northern Minnesota, USA ten years after a new regulation plan was implemented.  Wetlands 38: (in press).

Wilcox, D.A., K. Buckler, and A. Czayka.  2018.  Controlling cattail invasion in sedge/grass meadows.  Wetlands 38: (in press).

Wilcox, D.A.  2017.  History and role of the journal Wetlands in developing the field of wetland science.  Wetland Science and Practice 34:72-75.

Uzarski, D.G., V.J. Brady, M.J. Cooper, D.A. Wilcox, D.A. Albert, R.P. Axler, P. Bostwick, T.N. Brown, J.H. Ciborowski, N.P. Danz, J.P. Gathman, T.M. Gehring, G.P. Grabas, A. Garwood, R.W. Howe, L.B. Johnson, G.A. Lamberti, A.H. Moerke, B. A. Murry, G.J. Niemi, C.J. Norment, C.R. Ruetz, A.D. Steinman, D.C. Tozer, R. Wheeler, T.K. O’Donnell, and J.P. Schneider.  2017.  Standardized measures of coastal wetland condition: implementation at a Laurentian Great Lakes basin-wide scale.  Wetlands 37:15-32.

Wilcox, D.A. and A.J. Healy.  2016.  Sedge/grass meadow restoration on former agricultural lands along a Lake Ontario drowned-river-mouth tributary.  Ecological Restoration 34:136-147.

Kowalski, K.P, C. Bacon, W. Bickford, H. Braun, K. Clay, M. Leduc-Lapierre, E. Lillard, M.K.McCormick, E. Nelson, M. Torres, J. White, and D.A. Wilcox.  2015.  Advancing the science of microbial symbiosis to support invasive species management: a case study on Phragmites in the Great Lakes.  Frontiers in Microbiology 6(95):1-14.

Johnston, J.W., T.A. Thompson, and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  Paleohydrographic reconstructions from strandplains of beach ridges in the Laurentian Great Lakes.  p. 213-228. In I.P. Martini and H.R. Wanless (eds.) Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes:  Similarities and Differences.  Geological Society, London, UK.  Special Publication 388.

Kowalski, K.P., M.J. Wiley, and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  Fish assemblages, connectivity, and habitat relationships in a diked Great Lakes coastal wetland complex.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:1130-1142.

Carlson Mazur, M.L., M.J. Wiley, and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  Estimating evapotranspiration and groundwater flow from water-table fluctuations for a general wetland scenario.  Ecohydrology 7:378-390.

Euliss, N.H., Jr., M.W. Brinson, D.M. Mushet, L.M. Smith, W.H. Conner, V.R. Burkett, D.A. Wilcox, M.W. Hester, and H. Zheng.  2013.  Ecosystem services: developing sustainable management paradigms based on wetland functions and    processes.  p. 181-227. In J.T. Anderson and C.A. Davis (eds.) Wetland Techniques: Volume 3, Applications and Management.  Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Competitive Grants (funded as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator)

2018.  Braddock Bay post-restoration studies for adaptive management.  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.   Total Award:  $299,753. 

2016.  Functional indicators of coastal wetland condition. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through USEPA, USGS, and Central Michigan University.  Total Award:  $29,930.                   

 2016.  Updated evaluation of water-level-regulation influences on Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River coastal wetland plant communities. USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office.  Total Award:  $19,885. 

 2016.  Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:  post-construction monitoring at Long Pond, Buck Pond East, and Salmon Creek wetland restoration sites.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Total Award:  $149,077.

 2016.  Braddock Bay wetland restoration.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through The Wesson Group.  Total Award: $169,328. 

 2015.  Coastal wetland monitoring: continued implementation by the GLCWC.  Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office.  Total Award:  $10,000,000; $1,218,434 allocated to Brockport

 2015.  Developing a New York Waterfowl and Wetlands Cooperative Network.  SUNY Network of Excellence in Energy, Environment, Education, and Economics through SUNY Oswego.  Total Award:  $9,581.

 2015.  Cattail control and restoration of a rare fen community in a Lake Ontario coastal wetland. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation-Sustain Our Great Lakes Community Grants Program.  Total Award: $93,865.

 2014.  Pre-construction monitoring at Long Pond, Buck Pond East, and Salmon/West Creek wetland restoration sites.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Total Award:  $22,121.

 2014.  Invasive species control and wetland restoration at Braddock Bay FWMA.  Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Ducks Unlimited.  Total Award:  $245,932

 2014.  Pre-construction monitoring at Braddock Bay and lower Salmon Creek wetland restoration sites.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Total Award:  $6,432.

 2013.  Braddock Bay wetland restoration feasibility study.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Total Award:  $40,352

 2013.  Predicting potential effects of climate change on existing WRP wetland restoration projects.  Agricultural Studies and Water Quality Improvement mini-grant program, Environmental Finance Center, Syracuse University.  Total Award:  $5,000

Recent Professional Presentations

Wilcox, D.A.  2017. Managing Lake Ontario water levels:  what happened in 2017. District 6, United States Power Squadrons, Oswego, NY. (INVITED).

Johnston, J.W., E.P. Argyilan, S.J. Baedke, S. Morrison, H.M. Loope, K. Lepper, T.A. Thompson, and D.A. Wilcox.  2017.  Interpreting paleohydrographic data reconstructed from strandplains of beach ridges in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Geological Society of America, Denver, CO.  

Wilcox, D.A.  2017. Water-level fluctuations:  driving force behind Great Lakes coastal wetlands and shoreline processes.  Oak Orchard On-the-Lake Association, Oak Orchard, NY.  (INVITED).

Johnston, J., S. Morrison, E. Argyilan, T. Thompson, K. Lepper, S. Baedke, and D.A. Wilcox,  2017.  Most of the modern-day coastal zone in the upper Great Lakes was established many millennia ago in the  Nipissing phase.  Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Lamberti, G., M. Brueseke, W. Conard, K. O’Reilly, V. Brady, J. Ciborowski, M. Cooper, N. Danz, J. Gathman, G. Grabas, R. Howe, L. Johnson, A. Moerke, G. Niemi, K. O’Donnell, T. Redder, C. Ruetz, D. Tozer, D. Uzarski, and D. Wilcox.  2017. Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program:  novel resources for scientists, agencies, and the public.  Society for Freshwater Science, Raleigh, NC.   

Mudrzynski, B.M., A. Graham, E. Polzer, and D.A. Wilcox.  2017.  Cattail control and restoration of a rare fen community in Lake Ontario.  New York State Wetlands Forum and Society of Wetland Scientists, North Atlantic Chapter, Suffern, NY.  

Uzarski, D., V. Brady, M. Cooper, D. Wilcox, and A. Bozimowski.  2017.  Leveraging landscape-level monitoring and assessment program for developing resilient shorelines throughout the Laurentian Great Lakes.  Society of Wetland Scientists, San Juan, PR.  (INVITED)

Wilcox, D.A.  2017. Conceptual overview of wetland performance indicator.  Validating and Improving the Lake Ontario Wetland Area Model: Experts Workshop.  Great Lakes Adaptive Management Program, Burlington, ON, Canada.  (INVITED)

Wilcox, D.A., B.M. Mudrzynski, E. Polzer, J. Bateman, A. Silva, and A. Graham.  2017. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative wetland restorations in the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area of Lake Ontario.  Society of Wetland Scientists, San Juan, PR.

Wilcox, D.A., B.M. Mudrzynski, D.G. Uzarski, V.J. Brady, and M.J. Cooper.  2017.  A second phase of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program to assess wetland health across the basin.  Society of Wetland Scientists, San Juan, PR.

Foote, A.L. and D.A. Wilcox.   2016. Graduate student skills:  the art of publishing and preparing for oral exams. Society of Wetland Scientists, Corpus Christi, TX. (INVITED)   

Grabas, Greg, D. Rokitnicki-Wojcik, T. Howard, and D.A. Wilcox.  2016.  Vegetation community data collection in support of LOSLR Adaptive Management. International Joint Commission—Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Workshop.  Burlington, ON. (INVITED)

Johnston, J.W., T.A. Thompson, S.J. Baedke, E.P. Argyilan, K. Lepper, H.M. Loope, S. Morrison, and D.A. Wilcox. 2016.  Unravelling the natural rhythm of the Upper Great Lakes preserved in ancient shorelines, International Association for Great Lakes Research, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Mudrzynski, B.M., N.P. Danz, D.A. Wilcox, D.A. Albert, D. Rokitnicki-Wojcik, and J. Gathman.  2016.  Great Lakes wetland plant Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) development: balancing broad applicability and accuracy. Society of Wetland Scientists, Corpus Christi, TX. 

Polzer, E.L, D.A. Wilcox, and K.L. Amatangelo.  2016.   Year 1 post-restoration assessment of Great Lakes coastal sedge meadow recovery.  Ecological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Wilcox, D.A.  2016.  Lake Ontario: what does it take to change a binational water-level-regulation plan? Geological Society of America, Denver, CO.

Wilcox, D.A., B.M. Mudrzynski, D.G. Uzarski, V.J. Brady, M.J. Cooper, and T.N. Brown. 2016.  Great Lakes coastal wetland monitoring program assesses wetland condition across the basin. Society of Wetland Scientists, Corpus Christi, TX.

Johnston, J.W., K. Lepper, E.P. Argyilan, D.A. Wilcox, S.J. Baedke, and T.A. Thompson. 2015. Closing the gap between the geologic and historical records in the Laurentian Great Lakes by providing the most detailed account of paleo lake levels, ranging from decades to five millennia. Joint Assembly Meeting–American Geophysical Union, Canadian Geophysical Union, Geological Association of Canada, and Mineralogical Association of Canada. Montreal, PQ, Canada.

Mudrzynski, B.M., K. Des Jardin, and D.A. Wilcox.  2015.  Predicting seed bank emergence within flooded zones of Lake Ontario wetlands under novel hydrologic conditions.  Society of Wetlands Scientists.  Providence, RI.

Wilcox, D.A.  2015.  Wetland restorations in the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area.  Finger Lakes Research Conference, Geneva, NY. (INVITED)

Wilcox, D.A.  2015.  A full career: transitioning between research, teaching, and service. Society of Wetland Scientists.  Providence, RI.  (INVITED)

Wilcox, D.A.  2015.  Wetland restorations in the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area of Lake Ontario.  NY Waterfowl and Wetland Collaborative Network, Oswego, NY. (INVITED)

Albert, D.A., N.P. Danz, D.A. Wilcox, and J. Gathman.  2014.  Evaluating temporal variability of floristic quality indices in Laurentian Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Society of Wetland Scientists/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Des Jardin, K. and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  Water chestnut: germination, competition, seed viability, and competition in Lake Ontario.  New York State Wetlands Forum, Rochester, NY.

Graham, A. and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  The impact of Marcellus shale gas drilling accidents on amphibians in Wallace Mine Fen, Moshannon State Forest, PA. New York State Wetlands Forum, Rochester, NY.

Lemein, T.J., D.A. Albert, D.A. Wilcox, B.M. Mudrzynski, J. Gathman, N.P. Danz, D. Rokitnicki-Wojcik, and G.P. Grabas.  2014.  Correlation of physical factors to coastal wetland vegetation community distribution in the Laurentian Great Lakes.  Society of Wetland Scientists/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Mudrzynski, B.M. and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  Effect of coefficient of conservatism list choice and hydrogeographic type on floristic quality assessment of Lake Ontario wetlands.  Society of Wetland Scientists/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR. 

Polzer, E.L. and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  Pre-implementation wetland vegetation assessment of the Braddock Bay coastal restoration project, Greece, NY. New York State Wetlands Forum, Rochester, NY.

Polzer, E.L., D.A. Wilcox, C. Akios, J.M. Unghire, J.A. Bateman, C.M. Forgette, and C.M. O’Connell.  2014.  Development of wetland restoration plans for Braddock Bay of Lake Ontario.  Society of Wetland Scientists/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Stetz, M. and D.A. Wilcox.  2014.  Potential effects of climate change on WRP wetland restoration projects in Genesee County, New York.  New York State Wetlands Forum, Rochester, NY.

Wilcox, D.A. 2014.  Great Lakes water levels, Lake Ontario regulation, and implications for wetlands. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillebrand staff, Rochester, NY. (INVITED)

Wilcox, D.A., D.G. Uzarski, V.J. Brady, M.J. Cooper, and T. N. Brown.  2014.  Wetland restoration enhanced by Great Lakes coastal wetland monitoring program. Society of Wetland Scientists/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Brady, V.,  D. Uzarski, T. Brown, G. Niemi, M. Cooper, R. Howe, N. Danz, D.A. Wilcox, D. Albert, D. Tozer, G. Grabas, C. Ruetz, L. Johnson, J. Ciborowski, J. Haynes, G. Neuderfer, T. Gehring, J. Gathman, A. Moerke, G. Lamberti, and C. Norment. 2013.  A biotic monitoring program for Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN.

Brady, V.,  D. Uzarski, T. Brown, G. Niemi, M. Cooper, R. Howe, N. Danz, D.A. Wilcox, D. Albert, D. Tozer, G. Grabas, C. Ruetz, L. Johnson, J. Ciborowski, J. Haynes, G. Neuderfer, T. Gehring, J. Gathman, A. Moerke, G. Lamberti, and C. Norment. 2013.  Habitat values provided by Great Lakes coastal wetlands based on the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN.

Cooper, M.J., D.G. Uzarski, J. Sherman, and D.A. Wilcox. 2013.  Great Lakes coastal wetland monitoring program: support of restoration activities across the basin. National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Chicago, IL.

Graham, A. and D.A. Wilcox.  2013.  Hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale: the impact of a gas drilling accident on Wallace Mine Fen, Moshannon State Forest, PA. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN.  

Johnston, J.W., E.P. Argyilan, T.A. Thompson, S.J. Baedke, K.  Lepper, D.A. Wilcox, and S.J. Forman. 2013. A sault-oulet-referenced mid- to late-Holocene paleohydrograph for Lake Superior constructed from strandplains of beach ridges. Geological Society of America North Central, Kalamazoo, MI. 

Kowalski, K.P., R. Rodriguez, D.A. Wilcox, and W.A. Bickford.  2013.  Applying a microbial approach to Phragmites control.  Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN.  (INVITED)

Kowalski, K.P. and D.A. Wilcox. 2013.  Impact of Phragmites on the values of Great Lakes coastal wetlands:  widespread yet unquantified?  Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN.  (INVITED)

Lamberti, G.A., D.G. Uzarski, V.J. Brady, M.J. Cooper, T.N. Brown, L.B. Johnson, J.H. Ciborowski, G.P. Grabas, D.A. Wilcox, R.W. Howe, and D.C. Tozer.  2013.  An integrated monitoring program for Great Lakes Coastal wetlands.  Society for Freshwater Science, Jacksonville, FL.

Mudrzynski, B.M., D.A. Wilcox, and A.W. Heminway.  2013.  European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae): current distribution and predicted expansion in the Great Lakes using niche-modeling.  Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN. 

Uzarski, D.G., M.J. Cooper, V.J. Brady, J. Sherman, and D.A. Wilcox.  2013.  Use of a basin-wide Great Lakes coastal wetland monitoring program to inform and evaluate protection and restoration efforts.  International Association for Great Lakes Research, West Lafayette, IN.  (INVITED)

Wilcox, D.A.  2013. Long-term threats to Great Lakes wetlands–global climate change. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN.  (INVITED)

Wilcox, D.A. 2013.  Great Lakes water levels, Lake Ontario regulation, and implications for wetlands. International Joint Commission LOSLR Study Technical Hearing, Oswego, NY.  (INVITED)   

Wilcox, D.A. 2013.  Great Lakes water levels, Lake Ontario regulation, and implications for wetlands. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter staff, Rochester, NY. (INVITED)   

Wilcox, D.A. and A.J. Healy.  2013.  Sedge/grass meadow wetland restoration on agricultural land near Lake Ontario.  Fifth World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Madison, WI.

Wilcox, D.A., D.G. Uzarski, V.J. Brady, M.J. Cooper, and T.N. Brown.  2013.  Great Lakes coastal wetland monitoring program assists restoration efforts.  Fifth WorldConference on Ecological Restoration, Madison, WI.

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