Rosemary Fanelli, Ph.D.

Rosemary is a Hydrologist with the USGS.  Her research broadly focuses on assessing the impacts of land use change and watershed management on aquatic ecosystems. Current research projects include exploring drivers of water quality trends, leveraging continuous water quality monitoring data to understand watershed processes, and assessing effectiveness of urban BMPs and stream restoration.

Biography

Education

Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Dissertation: Effects of urbanization and infiltration-based watershed restoration on the hydro-ecology of headwaters streams

M.S., Watershed Hydrology and Management, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY

B.S., Environmental Earth Science, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

 

Professional Experience

2016 – Present   Hydrologist, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore, MD

2014 - 2016       Pathways Career Hydrology Intern, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore, MD

2010 - 2016       Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

Publications

Moore, J, R. Fanelli, and A. Sekellick. In review. High-frequency data reveal deicing salts drive elevated conductivity and chloride along with pervasive and frequent exceedances of the EPA chloride aquatic life criteria in urban streams. Submitted to Environmental Science and Technology

Fanelli, R, K. Prestegaard, and M. Palmer. 2019. Urban legacies: Aquatic stressors and low biodiversity persist despite regenerative stormwater conveyance implementation. Freshwater ScienceDOI: 10.1086/706072.

Fanelli, R, J. Blomquist, and R. Hirsch. 2019. Point sources and agricultural practices control spatial-temporal patterns of orthophosphate in tributaries to Chesapeake Bay. Science of the Total Environment. 652: p 422-433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.062

Jefferson AJ, Bhaskar AS, Hopkins KG, Fanelli R, Avellaneda PM, McMillan SK. 2017. Stormwater management network effectiveness and implications for urban watershed function: A critical review. Hydrological Processes. 2017;1–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11347

Fanelli, R., K. Prestegaard, and M. Palmer. 2017 Evaluation of infiltration-based stormwater management to restore hydrological processes in urban headwater streams. Hydrological Processes. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11266

Palmer, M.A., S. Filoso and R. Fanelli. 2014. From ecosystems to ecosystem services: restoration as ecological engineering. Ecological Engineering. 65:62-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.07.059

Lautz, LK and R. Fanelli. 2008. Seasonal multivariate analysis of streambed biogeochemicalhotspots around stream restoration structures. Biogeochemistry, 91(1): 85-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-008-9235-2

Fanelli, R. and LK Lautz. 2008. Patterns of water, heat and solute flux through streambeds around small dams. Ground Water 46(5): 671-687. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2008.00461.x

 

Recent Presentations

Fanelli, RM. and K. Hopkins. 2018. Effects of urbanization and green infrastructure on stream habitat and community composition in Piedmont headwater streams. 24th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference.  Linthicum, MD. December 7, 2018. 

Fanelli, RM., K. Prestegaard, and M Palmer. 2017. Urban lagacies: Aquatic stressors and low biodiversity persist after stormwater management implementation (oral presentation). 23rd Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference.  Linthicum, MD. December 8, 2017. 

Fanelli, RM, JD Blomquist, and R Hirsch.  2017. Unraveling the drivers of orthophosphate trends in tributaries to Chesapeake Bay (oral presentation). Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Annual Conference. Providence, RI. November 8, 2017.  

Fanelli, R.M. 2017. Effects of urbanization and infiltration-based watershed restoration on the hydro-ecology of headwater streams (invited seminar). MD-DE-DC Water Science Center.  Baltimore, MD; March 21, 2017

Fanelli, R.M. and J. D.  Blomquist. 2017. Quantifying nutrient fluxes and composition during extreme climate events in the Susquehanna River: application of continuous water quality monitoring (poster presentation). AGU Chapman conference on Extreme Climate Events and Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycling and Fluxes. San Juan, PR; January 24, 2017

Fanelli, R.M. 2016.  Effects of urbanization and infiltration-based watershed restoration on the hydro-ecology of headwater streams (invited seminar). USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center;  Reston, VA; September 21, 2016

Fanelli, R.M. and J. D. Blomquist 2016. Using continuous water quality monitoring to improve suspended sediment and total nitrogen load estimates in the Susquehanna River (poster presentation). USGS Chesapeake Bay Workshop.  Shepardstown, WV; August 30, 2016

Fanelli, RM. 2016.  Effects of urbanization and infiltration-based watershed restoration on the hydro-ecology of headwater streams (invited seminar). Towson University department of Geology. Towson, MD; May 5, 2016.

Fanelli, R., K. Prestegaard and M. Palmer. 2015. Climatic and landscape controls on storage capacity of urban Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs): Implications for stormwater-stream connectivity (oral presentation). American Geophysical Union National Meeting. December 2015: San Francisco, CA

Fanelli, R., K. Prestegaard and M. Palmer. 2015. Can watershed restoration practices reverse the hydrological effects of urbanization? (oral presentation). Geological Society of America National Meeting. November 2015: Baltimore, MD

Fanelli, R., K. Prestegaard, S. Filoso, and M. Palmer.  2014. Watershed infiltration capacity: An alternative restoration goal for recovering lost urban stream ecosystem function (oral presentation). American Water Resources Association 2014 National Meeting. November 2014: Tyson’s corner, VA