Jason Siemion

Biography

Jason is a graduate of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (BS, Water Resources) and SUNY Oneonta (MA, Water Resources).  He currently works in the Watershed Research Section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s N.Y. Water Science Center. 

Current Projects

2010-Present Acidification Status of Streams and Soils of Forested Lands in the Catskill Mountains, NY: Primary Investigator, secured funding for project, conducted data analysis, and prepared draft of journal article.

2010-Present Turbidity and Suspended Sediment Monitoring in the Upper Esopus Creek Watershed, Ulster County, NY: Co-Primary Investigator, conducted and supervised equipment installation and maintenance and sample collection.

2010-Present NADP Site Supervisor: Supervisor for 4 NADP sites in ME, NY, and PA.

2010-Present East Central Adirondack Stream Survey: Assisted with water sample collection.

2010-Present Appalachian Trail Project: Assisted with soil and water sample collection.

2009-Present Esopus QW: Conducted and supervised equipment installation and maintenance and sample collection.

2009-Present Hydrologic Benchmark Network: Conducted equipment installation and maintenance, coordinated sample collection, and data analysis.

2003-Present Regional Long-Term Monitoring Network: Conducted equipment installation and maintenance, sample collection, and data analysis.

Completed Projects

2005-2010 Water quality of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and tributary streams: Conducted and supervised equipment installation and maintenance, sample collection, and data analysis; first author of report.

2003-2010 The Relation of Harvesting Intensity to Changes in Soil and Stream Chemistry in a Northern Hardwood Forest, Catskill Mountains, USA: Conducted equipment installation and maintenance, sample collection, and data analysis; first author of journal article currently in review.

2002-2010 Assessment of Regional Forest Health and Stream and Soil Using a Multi-scale Approach and New Methods of Remote Sensing Interpretation in the Catskill Mountains of NY: Assisted with sample collection and data analysis, beginning 2008 oversaw completion of project; co-authored NYSERDA report.

2003-2009 U.S. Geological Survey Catskill/Delaware Water-Quality Network: Conducted equipment installation and maintenance, sample collection, and data analysis; second author of 2006 water year data report.

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