Dr. Chris Cirmo
Professor and Chair of Geology
Coordinator of Environmental Sciences

(Faculty Profile from School of Arts and Sciences Home Page)

Hydrogeology,Water Resources, Biogeochemistry, Wetland and Watershed Analysis
Geology Department
Bowers Hall, Room 341

Voice: (607) 753-2924
Department: (607) 753-2815
Fax: (607) 753-2927 

Dr. Cirmo in Field

"Is this what you mean? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the
waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere...?" 
Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha

Adirondack Mountain Stream
Ice Scene on Arbutus Lake

Research Interests:    (Click here for Description of Current Projects)
Current work centers on analysis of the functional and geomorphological role of wetlands within the watershed 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 wetland stratigraphy, geophysical characterization of paleodeposition in wetland valleys, and the role of wetlands in altering the nitrogen signature of stream and lake water.  Work in the Cortland area includes evaluation of the function of nearby wetlands in glacial moraine settings, and the establishment of an Upper Susquehanna River Basin observational watershed site at the College's Hoxie Gorge Field Station.
Students are a critical component in all my projects!

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Contact me at: chris.cirmo@cortland.edu
Last modified: April 2009