ANNUAL REPORTDEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOREST BIOLOGYSUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry(June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2009; i.e., Summer 2008, AY 2008-2009)NAME: Donald J. LeopoldI. INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES1. Regular Course OfferingsCreditNo.No. of Lab.Course No. Title Hrs. Students Sections SUMMER:EFB 327Adirondack Flora3.08FALL:EFB 336Dendrology I3.02016EFB 495Undergrad Exp./College Teach.3.06EFB 542Freshwater Wetland Ecosystems3.0662. Non-Scheduled Course Offerings(e.g., 496, 899, 999)Credit No.Course No. Title Hrs.Students EFB 420Internship3.01EFB 498Research Problems1 - 32EFB 499Honors Thesis/Project1.01EFB 899Master’s Thesis Research1 - 9.5EFB 999Doctoral Thesis Research1 - 983.Continuing Education and Extension(short courses, workshops, etc.)Lecture and lab on native plants for Naturally New York (September/October 2008)4.Guest Lecture ActivitiesCourse No.Title No. of LecturesEFB 416Intro/Environ. Interpretation2EFB 796-15Building Your Professional Skills Toolkit1ESF 797Graduate Seminar on Information Resources1II. STUDENT ADVISINGA. Number of undergraduates for whom you are the student’s official advisor: 9 . B. Graduate Students: (Name, degree sought, starting date, month & year; if a degree was completed, please give date and full citation for the thesis or dissertation).
MAJOR PROFESSOR1.Landis, Catherine L. 2008. Initial riparian restoration along an urban stream gradient, Onondaga Creek, New York, M.S. Thesis, SUNY-ESF, 100 p.2.Matt Buff, Ph.D., May 20013.Sara Scanga, Ph.D., January 20024.Matt Distler, Ph.D., August 20025.Kay Hajek, Ph.D., August 20036.Chuck Schirmer, M.S., August 20037. Brandon Murphy, M.S., January 20068.Tony Eallonardo, Ph.D., May 20069.Jess Riddle, M.S., August 200710.Joseph Gawronski-Salerno, Ph.D., August 200711.Patrick Raney, Ph.D., January 200812.Jaime Jones, M.S., August 200813.Molly Farrell, M.S., August 200814.Catherine Landis, Ph.D., January 2009CO-MAJOR PROFESSOR1.Alison Halpern, Ph.D., June 2000 (with J. Farrell)MEMBER, STEERING COMMITTEE(other than those listed above)1.Jen Gillrich (EFB, M.S.)2.Todd Ristau (EFB, Ph.D.)3.Juan Carlos Alvarez Yepiz (EFB, Ph.D.)6.Hongbin Gao (LA, M.L.A.)CHAIRMAN OR READER ON THESIS EXAMS, ETC.1.Ayesha Prasad (EFB, Ph.D; reader)2.Michael O’Briean (EFB, M.S., reader)3.Junfeng Lu (FNRM, Ph.D. candidacy exam, chair)ADVISOR, UNDERGRAD HONORS PROGRAM1.Kelly Brie KlinglerIII. RESEARCH COMPLETED OR UNDERWAYA. Departmental Research (unsupported, boot-legged; title - % time spent)
B.1. Grant-supported Research (source, subject, amount - total award and current year, award period starting and ending dates; list graduate research assistants supported by each grant) – new grants in boldHoneywell, Restoration of inland salt marsh, marl fen, and select woody species: Short-term goals of the native species component of the SWRS demonstration plan; $421,976; April 2008 to August 2009; D.J. Leopold.National Science Foundation, Environmental science to promote sustainable urban, rural and indigenous communities; $1,605,000; March 2007 to February 2010; D.J. Leopold, R. Beal, C.M. Spuches, and D.J. Raynal; nine ESF graduate students supported each year.