Hydrogeology,Water Resources, Biogeochemistry,
Wetland and Watershed Analysis
Hall, Room 341
Department: (607) 753-2815
"Is this what you mean?
the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the
waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the
mountains, everywhere...?" Hermann
Hesse - Siddhartha
(Click here for Description of Current Projects)
Current work centers on analysis
the functional and geomorphological role of wetlands within the
context, with active grant activity and student-centered field work in
the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains of New York. As part of the
Arbutus Experimental Watershed study in the Central Adirondacks, we are
cooperating with SUNYESF and Penn State University on work focused on
stratigraphy, geophysical characterization of paleodeposition in
valleys, and the role of wetlands in altering the nitrogen signature of
stream and lake water. Work in the Cortland area includes
of the function of nearby wetlands in glacial moraine settings, and the
establishment of an Upper Susquehanna River Basin observational
site at the
Hoxie Gorge Field Station.
Students are a
critical component in all my projects!
- Nitrogen Sources and Sinks in an
(USDA) - $125,000; 1995-98
- Watershed Education and Research at
Development of a Summer Field Hydrology Course (SUNY Cortland PDQWL
- $712; 1998-99
- Development of a Concentration in
at SUNY Cortland (SUNY Cortland) - $1000;
- Assistant Program Director Fellowship,
Science Foundation Program in Hydrologic Sciences; - $15,000;
- Geologic and Geographic
Malloryville Wetland Complex, Tompkins County, NY - $5000 - 1998-2000
- Nitrate Dynamics in the Hoxie Gorge
Baseflow and Storm Events - (Summer Research Fellowship) - $4000;
- Temporal and Spatial Trends in
(C/Q) Hysteresis in Eastern Streams (Faculty Research Grant) - $2516
- Hydrologic Control of Nitrogen
Interfaces in a Forested Watershed (USDA) - $100,000;
- Investigations of East-of-Hudson
Interactions in the New York City Water Supply - $2000;
- Topographic Linkages Between Nitrogen
Carbon Solutes within a Forested Watershed (NSF Program in Ecological
2000-2003; Co-PI with 5 others.
- Development of Sentinel Wetland
for the Catskill/Delaware Watershed of the New York City Water Supply
Department of Environmental Protection and USEPA) - $95,000;
an HGM-based Wetland Classification Along a 1000
km Gradient of the Appalachian Mountains: (Link)- $128,383; 2003-2006
- China Beijing
Normal University - SUNY Cortland Development Project: Woriking with
Jianming Hong of the Beijing Center for Environmental Science, and the
Beijing Wetland Center. Article in ICRSME Journal. $1000.
of Natural Resource Condition at Three National Parks in the Northeast
Region: ROVA, SARA AND MORR. Co-PI
with Penn State University and the University of Georgia.
Global Workforce Initiative. SUNY Research Foundation and the Levin
Institute. With 10 Co-PIs. 2009. $100,000. (under review)
- Cirmo, C.P. and J.J. McDonnell. 1998. Linking the
and biogeochemical controls of nitrogen transport in near-stream zones
of temperate-forested catchments: a review. Journal of
- Cirmo, C.P. 1998. Linkages Between Hydrology and
in Riparian Wetlands. In: Ecology of Wetlands and Associated
Majumdar, S.K., E.W. Miller and F.J. Brenner (eds.). The
Academy of Science, pp. 144-168.
- McHale, M.R., M.J. Mitchell, J.J. McDonnell and C.P. Cirmo.
solutes in an Adirondack Forested Watershed: importance of dissolve
nitrogen. Biogeochemistry 48:165-184.
- Cirmo, C.P., C.T. Driscoll and K.M. Bowes.
fluxes from wetland sediments in the Adirondacks: effects of an acid
experiment. Soil Science Society of America
- McHale, M.R., J.J. McDonnell, M.T. Mitchell and C.P.
Cirmo. 2002. A field-based study
of soil water and groundwater nitrate release in an Adirondack
forested watershed. Water Resources Research
- McHale, M.R.,C.P.
Cirmo, M.J. Mitchell and J.J. McDonnell. 2004. Wetland nitrogen
an Adirondack forested watershed. Hydrologic
- Cirmo, C.P. 2006.
Wetland Hydrological, Biogeochemical
Research at the HWF. The
Spruce Moose. Quarterly Publication
of the Huntington
Wildlife Forest, SUNY College of Environmental Science and
- Cole,A.C, C.P.Cirmo, D.H. Wardrop, R.P.
Brooks and J.Peterson-Smith. 2008. Transferability of an
HGM wetland classification scheme to a longitudinal gradient of the
central Appalachian Mountains: Initial hydrological results.
Wetlands 28(2): 439-449.
- Peterson-Smith, J., D.H.
Wardrop, C.A. Cole, C.P. Cirmo
and R.P. Brooks. 2008. Hydrogeomorphology, environment, and vegetation
associations across a latitudinal gradient in highland wetlands of the
northeastern USA. Plant Ecology DOI 10.1007/s11258-008-9523-x.
- Cirmo, C.P. 2009. Adirondack Hydrology: Water
as a Unique Adirondack Aquascape. In: Light from
an Adirondack Prism: The Great Experiment in
Conservation. Syracuse University Press. (in-press)
- Cirmo, C.P. 2009.
Soil Stratigraphy in Wetlands of the Adirondack Mountains of New York
(USA). Soil Science Society of America Journal (in-review)
- Cirmo, C.P.and G.P. Tooker.
Scientific Inquiry in Elementary and High School Classrooms in China:
Two Examples. 2009. International Consortium for Research
in Science and Mathematics Education. ICRSME Journal (in-review).
Contact me at: email@example.com
Last modified: April 2009