Tamir Puntsag

SUNY-ESF
204 Illick Hall, 1 Forestry Drive,
Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
 
Telephone: 315-470-6950


Education:
SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY, USA -Ph.D. in bio geochemistry, anticipated Dec 2014
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, ULaanbaatar, MNG, -M.S in Chemical Technology, 2004
UNU&GIST Joint Program on Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea, -Internship student at the GIST for Sustainability International Environment Research center, GIST 2009

Professional Positions:
  • TURQUOISE HILL (OYU TOLGOI) LLC, South Gobi, MNG, Water quality management, environmental officer of Oyu Tolgoi LLC ( 2010-May, 2011)
  • THE ASIA FOUNDATION NGO, Ulaanbaatar, MNG, Ecologist, Program officer of Securing Our Future, The Asia Foundation ( 2007-2009)
  • CENTRAL LABORATORY OF ENVIRONMENT AND METROLOGY, NATIONAL AGENCY METEOROLOGY HYDROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, MINISTRY OF NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT, Ulaanbaatar, MNG -Engineer (2006-2007)
  • HOVSGOL LTER site and GEF/ WORLD BANK PROJECT, GEO-ECOLOGY INSTITUTE, MONGOLIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Ulaanbaatar, MNG Biogeochemistry Researcher, 2002-2006
  • CENTRAL LABORATORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, MINISTRY OF NATURE, Ulaanbaatar, MNG, Chemist-Engineer of soil sector, Central Laboratory of Environmental Monitoring (1998-2002)

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Climate change on the biogeochemistry of forested watersheds and gobi-desert area; Trace metal contamination

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    -The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, 2011; Special grant from Government of the Netherlands, training and travel 2008; The Global Environment Facility grant for training,2005; Member of Mongolian Young Scientist Association, Since 2003

    Selected Publications:

    Puntsag, T., J.S. Owen, M.J. Mitchell, C.E. Goulden, and P.J. McHale. 2010. Patterns in solute chemistry of six inlet streams to Lake Hövsgöl, Mongolia. Journal of Ecology and Field Biology 33(4):289-298, 2010 DOI:10.5141/JEFB.2010.33.4289

    Benjamin S. Linhoff., Philip C. Bennett., Tamir Puntsag., Ochir Gerel. 2010 Geochemical evolution of uraniferous soda lakes in Eastern Mongolia. Environmental Earth Science, Springer-Verlag 2010 DOI 10.1007/s12665-010-0512-8 published online: 18 March

    Edu Inam., Supawan Khantotong; Kyoung-Woong Kim., Bulgan Tumendemberel., Sugar Erdenetsetseg Tamir Puntsag. 2010. Ceochemical distribution of trace element concentrations in the vicinity of Boroo gold mine, Selenge Province, Mongolia. Environmental Geochemical Health, Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2010 DOI 10.1007/s10653-010-9347-1


    Graduate Advisor:
    Myron J Mitchell

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    PhD Candidate