I am an experienced environmental planner, policy analyst, and researcher with extensive project management experience of federal, state, local, and private foundation funded projects.
I coordinate Scajaquada Creek restoration efforts, and led the development of the Watershed Management Plan for the Niagara River and Lake Erie. I am currently the project lead on federal and state-funded programs to provide technical assistance to municipalities to implement best planning and management practices for source water protection in the Great Lakes Basin. I also currently represent Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper on a variety of local government policy advisory, stakeholder, and steering committees.
My research has been published in the journals Environment Asia, Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, and Environmental Geosciences.
Program Manager – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper – 2015-PresentWatershed Management and PlanningEnvironmental Planning, Land Use, Zoning, and Policy AnalysisACA Level 1 Kayak Instructor
Director of Information Systems – Sub-Board I, Inc, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY – 2011-2015
GraduateMaster of Science, Geography and Planning (Concentration in Atmospheric Science), Buffalo State College.
Thesis: Spatial, Temporal and Chemical Characteristics of Airborne Particulate Matter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
UndergraduateBachelor of Science, Earth Sciences, Buffalo State College.
Joel Bernosky and Stephen Vermette. Temporal Characteristics of Airborne Particulate Matter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Environment Asia, 2012; July 2012 v. 5; no. 2.
Stephen Vermette, Joel Bernosky and Doug Graber-Neufeld. Mapping of Airborne Particulates: Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution; May 2011; v. 8; no. 2; p.1-9.
Tao Tang, Wenji Zhao, Huili Gong, Xiaojuan Li, Ke Zang, Joel D. Bernosky, Wenhui Zhao and Shanshan Li. GIS spatial analysis of population exposure to fine particulate air pollution in Beijing, China. Environmental Geosciences; March 2010; v. 17; no. 1; p.1-16.
GIS PORTFOLIOBuffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Niagara River Watershed Source Water Protection and Acquisition Program. January 2019.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. City of Buffalo LWRP Watershed Map. May 2018
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Regional Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed Management Plan. June 2017.
PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
Mapping of Airborne Particulates: Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Presented at Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, November 2007.
Thiess International Riverprize acceptance and lecture. International River Foundation RiverSymposium, New Delhi, India.
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