Dr. John C. Stella

Dr. John C. Stella
Assistant Professor
SUNY Syracuse, Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)
Forest and Natural Resources Management
One Forestry Drive
Fields of interest
physical-biological linkages in riverine/riparian ecosystems; climate change impacts on streamflow regimes; semi-arid ecosystems; phenology; riparian forest dynamics
Description of scientific projects
My main area of global change research is to study and model the consequence of changing precipitation and runoff patterns on riverine and riparian ecosystems. I study riparian ecosystems in arid land climates where changes to flow regimes are projected to be greatest. Projects include modeling temperature-driven changes in riparian tree phenology, and modeling riverine patch-scale processes that drive riparian forest dynamics under long-term changes in the flooding regime due to climate change and flow regulation.