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Peter Groffman Joins ASRC Environmental CrossRoads

Dr. Peter Groffman has been named to the faculty at the ASRC Environmental CrossRoads Initiative. He will also hold a professorship in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Brooklyn College. Dr. Groffman's work focuses on terrestrial biogeochemistry with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary, multi-scale research projects addressing nitrogen with an emphasis on gases.

Dr. Charles Vörösmarty, Director of the CUNY ASRC Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, said he is particularly excited that Dr. Groffman will be working with both the Environmental CrossRoads Initiative and with colleagues in the Nanoscience and Structural Biology Initiatives, as his work studying biogeochemistry and ecosystem metabolism makes him a natural fit with the Center.

Dr. Groffman joins the ASRC from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, where he served as a researcher in microbial ecology since 1992, ultimately being named a senior scientist in 2005. He has authored more than 300 publications during his career, with more than 85 as primary author. He is also listed as a “Highly Cited Researcher”, a group compiled by the Institute of Scientific Information which comprises less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers in a given field. A warm welcome to Dr. Groffman!

Recent Publications

Water resources sustainability in a globalizing world: Who uses the water?
M. Konar, T.P. Evans, M. Levy, C.A. Scott, T.J. Troy, C.J. Vörösmarty, and M. Sivapalan (2016). Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.10843.

A global empirical typology of anthropogenic drivers of environmental change in deltas
Z.D. Tessler, C.J. Vörösmarty, M. Grossberg, I. Gladkova, and H. Aizenman (2016). Sustainability Science, doi:10.1007/s11625-016-0357-5.

Protected areas and freshwater provisioning: A global assessment of freshwater provision, threats and management strategies to support human water security
I. Harrison, P. Green, T. Farrell, D. Juffe Bignoli, L. Saenz, and C. Vörösmarty (2016). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in Review.

Development and Evaluation of a Multi-Year Fractional Surface Water Data Set Derived from Active/Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Data
R. Schroeder, K. C. McDonald, B. D. Chapman, K. Jensen, E. Podest, Z. D. Tessler, T. J. Bohn, and R. Zimmermann (2015). Remote Sens. 7, 16688-16732; doi:10.3390/rs71215843. [download the PDF here]

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CUNY CrossRoads Researchers Featured in Articles on Water Management, Coastal Deltas, and Human-Water Interactions

2015 Science Policy Forum: WATER

What Scale for Water Governance?
Water management is a central responsibility of civil society. Major questions persist regarding practice, policy, and the underlying evidence and methods to inform both. When, and to what extent, should a global viewpoint replace, or work in tandem with, enduring localized perspectives?

Fresh Water Goes Global
Vörösmarty, C.J., A.Y. Hoekstra, S.E. Bunn, D. Conway, and J. Gupta (2015). Science, 349: 478-479. [download the PDF here]

Profiling Risk and Sustainability in Coastal Deltas of the World
Tessler, Z.D., C.J. Vörösmarty, M. Grossberg, I. Gladkova, H. Aizenman, J.P.M. Syvitski, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou (2015). Science, 349: 638-643.

Delta cities, wealthy or not, face rising risk from sinking land
Tessler, Z.D. (2015). The Conversation, August 6, 2015

NEW: Deltas at Risk website

Freshwater ecosystem services supporting humans: Pivoting from water crisis to water solutions
Green, P.A., C.J. Vörösmarty, I. Harrison, T. Farrell, L. Saenz, and B.M. Fekete (2015). Global Environmental Change, 34: 108-118.

NEW: GEC Website

Impair-then-Repair: A brief history and global-scale hypothesis regarding human-water interactions in the Anthropocene
Vörösmarty, C.J., M. Meybeck, and C.L. Pastore (2015). Daedalus, 144(3): 94-109.