The Environmental Science and Design Symposium, formerly the Land and Water Symposium, is a multidisciplinary forum that promotes the exchange of ideas related to the resiliency of natural and built systems. This year’s theme, Complexity of Environmental Legacies, reflects the challenges of developing sustainable systems in landscapes transformed by decades of modification and contamination. Speakers from a wide range of disciplines (fashion, geology, geography, architecture, and ecology) will address topics related to urban, sustainability, restoration, and the integration of design with biological systems.


Symposium Handouts


ESDRI 2019 Flyer, Kent State University


ESDRI 2019 Poster List, Kent State University


ESDRI 2019 Schedule, Kent State University


Remote Sensing of Cyanobacterial and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Okeechobee and Biscayne Bay, Florida, Dulcinea Avouris, Scarlett Henson, and Joseph Ortiz

How does elevation and/or substrate affect the composition of biocrusts?, Lauren M. Baldarelli, David Ward, and Heather Throop

Influence of iron (oxyhydr)oxide crystallinity on phosphate bioavailability in contrasting redox and hydrological conditions, Maximilian R. Barczok, Elizabeth M. Herndon, Chelsea E. Smith, and Lauren E. Kinsman-Costello

Quantifying the rate of denitrification in different stream components of a 4th order stream, Sohini Bhattacharyya, Dr. Laura Gunn Leff, Dr. Paul Ayayee, and Kaitlyn French

Improving Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Feasibility: Predicting Turbine Airfoil Performance Via Wind Tunnel Experimentation, Sydney E. Bihn, Adam J. Fertig, and D. Blake Stringer

Evidence for net nitrogen gas production in Lake Erie surface waters, Christopher T. Boehler and Darren L. Bade

A tale of two communities; The characterization of an urban neighborhood for community issues and urban forests in East Cleveland from two different stakeholders., Chad Allen Boston and Maci T. Nelson

How pore geometry affects the transition of non-Fickian to Fickian solute transport over various length scales, Jacob M. Bradley and Kuldeep Chaudhary

Using Crowdsourced Data to Analyze Patterns in Odonate Phenology, Christian M. Bullion and Christie A. Bahlai PhD

Innovative Reuse of Alum-Water Treatment Residuals (WTR), George J. Carleton and Michael P. Spade

Evidence of Colloidal pyrite transport in soils developing on historic coal mine spoils, Abu Raihan Chowdhury MD, David Singer, and Elizabeth Herndon

Pyrite Morphology, Texture, and Trace Metals Across a Weathering Profile (from Parent Rock to Soil) of Ohio Coal Shales, Kortney A. Cole

Ecotone effects on flying invertebrate communities in a temperate hardwood forest, Colleen R. Cosgrove, Christopher B. Blackwood, and Mark W. Kershner

An Investigative Deconstruction of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), Angela M. Deibel

Eutrophication: can we reverse the process with Algae?, Qunxing Ding and Haiyan Zhu

Do different green roof substrates, plant communities, and mycorrhizal fungi impact water runoff quality and quantity?, Anna G. Droz, Taylor Fulton, Reid Coffman PhD, and Chris B. Blackwood PhD

Comparative analysis of treatment efficiency of PPCPs in wastewater and drinking water plant in Northeastern Ohio, Sayoni Dutta, Kai Wang, and Dr Jen Mou

Predicting Lake Erie Algal Blooms based on Alternate Ecosystem States Theory: Early Warning Signals of an Impending Bloom, Allison Ruth Erf and Darren L. Bade Dr.

More than One Way to Limit Algae: Trace Metal-Nutrient Colimitation of Algal Production, Andi Fitzgibbon and David Costello PhD

Impact of Deer and Soil Chemistry on Plant Mutualists in Forest Soil, Kyra A. Flauhaus, Jean H. Burns, Sarah R. Carrino-Kyker, David J. Burke, and Laura G. Leff

The Impact of the Bokashi Composting Method on Soil Fungal Community Structure and Function, Matt D. Gacura, Andrew C. Eagar, Anna Droz, and Oscar J. Rocha

Geodesic Filter, Douglas E/ Gallucci