Charles T. Driscoll

Syracuse University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
151 Link Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244-1190
 
Telephone: 315-443-3434
FAX: 315-443-1243


 

Education:
Ph.D. Cornell University, Environmental Engineering (1980);
M.S. Cornell University, Environmental Engineering (1976);
B.S. University of Maine, Civil Engineering (1974).

Professional Positions:
  • University Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering, Syracuse University (2001-present);
  • Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University (1993-present);
  • Director, Hydrogeology Program, Syracuse University, (1986-1996);
  • Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1985-1993);
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Ecosystem Studies (1987-1988);
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1983-1985);
  • Visiting Scholar, Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands (1983);
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University (1979-1983).

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Charles T. Driscoll has worked at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest since 1976. His research interests include the chemistry of soils and drainage waters, environmental modeling and biogeochemistry. He is particularly interested in long-term biogeochemical patterns in forest and aquatic ecosystems and their response to disturbance. He has primary responsibility for long-term data sets of longitudinal stream chemistry, soil water chemistry and a long-term soil-bag study. He is a principal investigator on the projects: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest funded by the National Science Foundation; Long-Term Research in Experimental Biology (LTREB): Hydrologic-Nutrient Cycle Interaction in Small, Undisturbed and Human-Manipulated Ecosystems funded by the National Science Foundation; Snow Depth, Soil Frost and Nutrient Loss in a North Temperate Forest funded by the National Science Foundation; The Use of Computer Models and High Spectral Resolution Remote Sensing to Evaluate the Response of Forest and Aquatic Ecosystems to Changes in Atmospheric Deposition funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency. Charles Driscoll is a member of the Hubbard Brook Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), as well as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    HONORS AND AWARDS: Tau Beta Pi, Maine Alpha, 1974 Chi Epsilon, 1980 Research Fellowship, Agricultural University, Wageningen, the Netherlands, 1983 Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1984 National Academy of Sciences, Panel on Acidification Processes, 1984 Syracuse University Chancellor''s Citation for Academic Achievement, 1985 Sigma Xi, 1986 U.S. Representative on International Panel to Evaluate Role of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in Surface Water Acidification, 1987 Sigma Xi Research Award, 1987 U.S. Delegate to ECE Workshop to Establish Target Loads of Sulfur and Nitrogen,1988 Syracuse University, College of Engineering, Anaren Microwave Award for Excellence in Engineering Scholarship, 1989 Chairman of Working Group on Mapping Critical Loads, United Nations Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, 1989 Chairman of Gordon Conference on Hydrologic, Geochemical and Biological Processes in Forested Catchments, 1993 IBM Corporation Environmental Research Program Award, 1993 American Chemical Society, Syracuse Section Research Award, 1994 Co-convener of AGU Chapman Conference on Nitrogen Cycling in Forested Catchments, 1996 National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States, 2001-2002 Institute of Scientific Information, Highly Cited Researcher for Engineering and Environmental Science, 2003-present National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Collaborative Larger Scale Engineering Analysis for Environmental Research (CLEANER), 2005-present Air Quality Working Group, State of the Nations Ecosystems, Heinz Center, 2005-present National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Everglades Restoration, 2006-present PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Societies: American Chemical Society Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors American Geophysical Union American Society of Civil Engineers Committees: Board of Directors Upstate Freshwater Institute, 1981-Present Onondaga County, Onondaga Lake Advisory Committee, 1983-Present National Academy of Sciences, Panel on Processes of Lake Acidification, 1984 International Panel on the Role of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in Surface Water Acidification, 1987 American Water Works Association, Joint Task Group on Aluminum for the 17th Edition of Standard Methods, 1987 Scientific Advisory Committee of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, 1987-Present Panel Reviewer Environmental Engineering Program, National Science Foundation, 1987 U.S. Representative to United Nations/European Economic Community Workshop of Critical Loads of Sulfur and Nitrogen, 1988 American Geophysical Union, Organizing Committee for the Chapman Conference on Hydrogeochemical Responses of Forested Catchments, 1988-1989 National Science Foundation, Long-Term Ecological Research Coordinating Committee, 1988-Present Chairman of Working Group on Mapping Critical Loads, United Nations Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, 1989 Reviewer, Dutch Acidification Program, 1990 Organizing Committee for the Gordon Conference on Hydrologic, Geochemical and Biological Interactions in Forested Catchments, 1991 Groundwater Working Group, Onondaga Lake Management Conference, 1991-1994 Sediment Working Group, Onondaga Lake Management Conference, 1991-1994 Chairman for the Gordon Conference on Hydrologic, Geochemical and Biological Interactions in Forested Catchments, 1993 Board of Directors, Gordon Research Conferences, 1993 Secretary, Board of Directors, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, 1993-present Editorial Board, Journal of Hydrological Processes, 1994 Reviewer, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Research Program, 1994 Co-convener of Nitrogen Cycling in Forested Catchments, an American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference, 1996 Affiliate Member, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, Syracuse University, 1995-present Reviewer for the Adirondack Park Agency, 1997-2002 Chairman, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Science Linkages Project, 1998-present Participant, National Science Foundation''s Terrestrial Ecosystems and Global Change (TECO) competition, 11-13 May 1998, Washington, DC. Editorial Board, Environmental Science and Policy, 1998-2002 Participant, Ecological Society of America Workshop, "Atmospheric Deposition: The Ecological Response", 1-3 March 1999, Washington, DC. Member, National Science Foundation Science and Technology (STC) Panel, 16-17 November 2000, Washington, DC Member, National Research Council (NRC) Committee of Air Quality Management, 2001-2004 Member, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Peer Review Panel for Mercury, Transport, Transformation and Fate in the Atmosphere, 2001, Washington, D.C. Member, National Mercury Monitoring Program Committee, The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), September 2003-present Chair, Minnesota Sea Grant Report of the Peer Review Panel on the Development of the Watershed Analysis Risk Management Framework (WARMF) Model to Assess Mercury in the Western Lake Superior Basin, Minnesota, April 2004 Chair, Ecological Effects Subcommittee for the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2004-present Member, National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Collaborative Larger Scale Engineering Analysis for Environmental Research (CLEANER), 2005-2006 Co-Chair, Science Committee for Collaborate Larger Scale Engineering Analysis for Environmental Research (CLEANER), 2005-present Member, Heinz Center Air Quality Working Group, State of the Nations Ecosystems, 2005-present Member, National Research Council Committee on Everglades Restoration, 2006-present

    Selected Publications:

    Dittman, J.A., C.T. Driscoll, P.M. Groffman, and T.J. Fahey. Dynamics of nitrogen and dissolved organic carbon at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Ecology (in press).

    Driscoll, C.T., Y-J. Han, C.Y. Chen, D.C. Evers, K.F. Lambert, T.M. Holsen, N.C. Kamman, and R.K. Munson. 2007. Mercury contamination in forest and freshwater ecosystems in the Northeastern United States. BioScience 57:17-28.

    Evers, D.C., Y-J. Han, C.T. Driscoll, N.C. Kamman, W.M. Goodale, K.F. Lambert, T.M. Holsen, C.Y. Chen, T.A. Clair and T. Butler. 2007. Biological mercury hotspots in the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. BioScience 57:1-15.

    Dasch, A.A., J.D. Blum, C. Eagar, T.J. Fahey, C.T. Driscoll, and T.G. Siccama. 2006. The relative uptake of Ca and Sr into tree foliage using a whole-watershed calcium addition. Biogeochemistry 80:21-41.

    Groffman, P.M., J.P. Hardy, C.T. Driscoll, and T.J. Fahey. 2006. Snow depth, soil freezing, and fluxes of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane in a northern hardwood forest. Glob. Change Biol. 12:1-13.

    Yavitt, J.B., T.J. Fahey, R. Long, and C.T. Driscoll. 2006. Solution chemistry and soil in an in-stream wetland on the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire. Wetlands 26(2):376-384.

    Juice, S.M., T.J. Fahey, T.G. Siccama, C.T. Driscoll, E.G. Denny, C. Eager, N.L. Cleavitt, R. Minocha, and A.D. Richardson. 2006. Response of sugar maple to calcium addition to northern hardwood forest. Ecology 87(5):1267-1280.

    Chen, L., and C.T. Driscoll. 2005. Strategies for emission controls to mitigate snowmelt acidification. Geophys. Res. Lett. (GL024123) 32:L20401, 4 pp.

    Fahey, T.J., T.G. Siccama, C.T. Driscoll, G.E. Likens, J. Campbell, C.E. Johnson, J.J. Battles, J.D. Aber, J.J. Cole, M.C. Fisk, P.M. Groffman, S.P. Hamburg, R.T. Holmes, P.A. Schwarz, and R.D. Yanai. 2005. The biogeochemistry of carbon at Hubbard Brook. Biogeochemistry 75:109-176.

    Driscoll, C.T., K. F. Lambert, and L. Chen. 2005. Acidic deposition: Sources and effects. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. Ed. Malcolm G. Anderson, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, England, p. 1441-1457.

    Chen, L., and C.T. Driscoll. 2005. Regional application of an integrated biogeochemical model to northern New England and Maine. Ecol. Appl. 15(5):1783-1797.

    Chen, L., and C.T. Driscoll. 2005. A two-layer model to simulate variations in surface water chemistry draining a northern forest watershed. Water Resour. Res. (W09425) 41:8 pp.

    Palmer, S.M., B.I. Wellington, C.E. Johnson and C.T. Driscoll. 2005. Landscape influences on aluminum and dissolved organic carbon in streams draining the Hubbard Brook valley, New Hampshire, USA. Hydrol. Proc. 19:1751-1769.

    Wellington, B.I. and C.T. Driscoll. 2004. The episodic acidification of a stream with elevated concentrations of dissolved organic carbon. Hydrol. Proc. 18:2663-2680.

    Palmer, S.M., C.T. Driscoll and C.E. Johnson. 2004. Long-term trends in soil solution and stream water chemistry at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest: relationship with landscape position. Biogeochemistry 68:51-70.

    Peters, S., J. Blum, C.T. Driscoll and G.E. Likens. 2004. Dissolution of wollastonite during the experimental manipulation of Hubbard Brook Watershed 1. Biogeochemistry 67:309-329.

    Groffman, P.M., C.T. Driscoll, G.E. Likens, T.J. Fahey, R.T. Holmes, C. Eagar and J.D. Aber. 2004. Nor gloom of night: a new conceptual model for the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study. BioScience 54:139-148.

    Fitzhugh, R.D., C.T. Driscoll, P.M. Groffman, G.L. Tierney, T.J. Fahey and J.P. Hardy. 2003. Soil freezing and the acid-base chemistry of soil solutions in a northern hardwood forest. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:1897-1908.

    Houlton, B.Z., C.T. Driscoll, T.J. Fahey, G.E. Likens, P.M. Groffman, E.S. Bernhardt and D.C. Buso. 2003. Nitrogen dynamics in ice storm damaged forest ecosystems: implications for nitrogen limitation theory. Ecosystems 6:431-443.

    Driscoll, C., D. Whitall, J. Aber, E. Boyer, M. Castro, C. Cronan, C. Goodale, P. Groffman, C. Hopkinson, K. Lambert, G. Lawrence and S. Ollinger. 2003. Nitrogen pollution in the Northeastern United States: sources, effects and management options. BioScience 53:357-374.


    Co-Authors and Collaborators:
    Abbott, R.A., Idaho National Laboratory; Aber, J.D., Univ. of New Hampshire; Adams, M.B., USDA Forest Service; April, R., Colgate Univ.; Bailey, S.W., USDA FS; Bain, M., Cornell Univ; Barkay, T., Rutgers Univ.; Bernhardt, E.S., Duke Univ.; Birnbaum, R., US EPA; Blum, J., Univ. of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Bodaly, R.A., Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Bohlen, P.J., MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Ctr; Boyer, E., Univ. of California Berkeley; Boynton, W.R., Univ. of Maryland; Bulgar, A.J., Univ. of Virginia; Bullock, O.R., NOAA; Bushey, J., Syracuse Univ.; Buso, D.C., Inst. of Ecosystems Studies; Butler, T.J., Inst. of Ecosystems Studies; Campbell, J.L., USDA Forest Service; Castro, M., Appalachian Laboratory; Chen, L., Systech Inc.; Clair, T.A., Environment Canada; Costello, A., Syracuse Univ.; Cronan, C., Univ. of Maine; Dai, K.H., Out of Science; Demers, J.D., Inst. of Ecosystems Studies; Deviney, F.A., Univ. of Virgina; DeWalle, D.R., Pennsylvania State Univ.; Driscoll, K.M., Syracuse Univ.; Eagar, C., USDA Forest Service-NEFES; Effler, S.W., Upstate Freshwater Institute; Estabrook, R., State of N.H. Dept. of Env. Svcs.; Evers, D., Biodiversity Research Instit.; Fahey, T.J., Cornell Univ.; Fiorentino, I., Cornell Univ.; Fitzhugh, R.D., Univ. Of Illinois-Urbana; Freuder, R.J., Univ. of New Hampshire; Gbondo-Tugbawa, S., Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.; Geary, R.J., Hach Inc.; Glassford, E., Vermont DEC; Goodale, C.L., Cornell Univ.; Greening, H.S., Tampa Bay National Estuary Program; Grimberg, S., Clarkson Univ.; Groffman, P., Inst. Of Ecosystems Studies; Haeuber, R., US EPA; Hairston, N., Cornell Univ; Hamburg, S.P., Brown Univ.; Hardy, J.P., U.S. Army Res. & Dev. Ctr.; Henry, K.S., U.S. Army Res. & Dev. Ctr.; Herlihy, A.T., Oregon State Univ.; Hines, M., Univ. of Massachusetts; Holmes, R.T., Dartmouth College; Holsen, T., Clarkson Univ.; Hopkinson, C., Marine Biological Laboratory; Hornbeck, J.W., USDA Forest Service; Houlton, B.Z., Princeton Univ.; Ito, M., SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry; Jansen, J., Southern Company Services, Inc.; Johnson, C.E., Syracuse Univ.; Jordan, T.E., Smithsonian Environmental Res. Ctr.; Kahl, J.S., Plymouth State Univ.; Kamman, N.C., State of V.T. Dept. of Env. Conservation; Keller, D., Colgate Univ.; Kellogg, J., Vermont DEC; Klaue, A., Univ. of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Kochenderfer, J. N., USDA Forest Service; Lambert, K.F., Ecologic Inc.; Lawrence, G., U.S. Geological Survey; Lehman, B.M., Northeastern Univ.; Leonard, D., ; Leopold, D., SUNY ESF; Likens, G.E, Inst. Of Ecosystems Studies; Lindberg, S.E., Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Lorey, P., Syracuse Univ.; Loucks, P., Cornell Univ; Lovett, G.M., Inst. Of Ecosystems Studies; Lynch, J.A., Pennsylvania State Univ.; Major, A., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Mason, R.P., Chesapeake Biological Laboratory; Mitchell, M.J., SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry; Munson, R., Tetra Tech, Inc.; Munthe, J., IVL Swedish Environmental Research Inst.; Murdoch, P.S., U.S. Geological Survey; Murray, M., National Wildlife Federation; Neilson, C.B., Inst. Of Ecosystems Studies; Newton, R., Smith College; Nezat, C.A., Univ. of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Nilles, M., US Geological Survey; Ollinger, S.V., Univ. of New Hampshire; Palmer, S.M., Duke Univ.; Paulsen, S.G., ; Pendall, R., Cornell Univ; Peters, S., Univ. of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Pientka, B., Vermont Dept. of Fish and Wildlife; Pirrone, N., CNR-Institute for Atmospheric Pollution; Raynal, D.J., SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry; Roy, K.M., Adirondack Lake Survey Corp.; Ryan, D.F., USDA Forest Service; Shanley, J.B., US Geological Survey; Sharpe, W., Pennsylvania State Univ.; Siccama, T.G., Yale Univ.; Soyster, A.L., Northeastern Univ.; Stankovic, A.M., Northeastern Univ.; Stoddard, J.L., US EPA; Swain, E.B., Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Tierney, G.L., Cornell Univ.; Twiss, M., Clarkson Univ.; Urquhart, N.S., Colorado State Univ.; Weathers, K.C., Inst. Of Ecosystems Studies; Webb, J.R., Univ. of Virginia; Webster, K.E., Univ. Maine; Wellington, B.I., Newfields; Welman, A.T., Inst. Of Ecosystems Studies; Whitall, D., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Yavitt, J.B., Cornell Univ.

    Postdoctoral Associates:
    Hoosbeek, M.; Whitall, D.; Bushey, J.; Han, Y.J.; Bookman, R.; Wu, W.

    Graduate Students:
    (within the last 5 years) Backx, M.-A., Bailey, S.W.; Bates, R.; Chen, L.; Chen, X.; Cho, Y.; Cole, J.; Fashu-Kanu, S., Fitzhugh, R.; Frisbee, J., Gbondo-Tugbawa, S.; Geary, R.J.; Jiang, Y.-S.; Kalicin, M.; Lee, K.; Liu, S.-L.; Lorey, P.; Martinez, C.; Mateti, D.; McAlear, J.; McLaughlin, E., Mo, S.; Kram, P.; Rengaswamy, M.; Richey, D.G.; Santore, R.C.; ; Selvendiran, P.; Sharpe, C.; Tejasen, K.; Todorova, S.; Wellington, B.

    Graduate Advisor:
    Bisogni, J.

    Role at the Hubbard Brook:
    Charles T. Driscoll conducts research on element cycling in soil, soil waters and surface waters. He is interested in the response of northern forest ecosystems to disturbance(s), such as air pollution, forest cutting, climatic events, and climate change. His research involves long-term monitoring, field experimental manipulations and the development/application of computer models.

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator