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2009 EMEP Conference Presentations


Wednesday, October 14th

10:30 - 12:00 pm - Energy-Related Environmental Science and Policy: Challenges and Strategies

Assessment of Market-Based Trading Programs [PDF|3.11 MB]
(Tom Bourgeois, Pace Energy and Climate Center)

NYSERDA's Experience with Market-Based Energy and Environmental Programs
(Kevin Hale, NYSERDA)

New York State Energy Plan [PDF]
(Karl Michael, NYSERDA)

1:15 - 2:45 pm (Concurrent Sessions)

SESSION A - Are New York's Ecosystems Recovering from the Adverse Effects of Mercury and Acid Deposition? An Aquatic Perspective

Acid Deposition Impacts, Monitoring, and Trends in Adirondack Lakes and Streams [PDF|2.59 MB]
(Karen Roy, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)

Critical Loads of Nitrogen and Sulfur for Aluminum Mobilization in Adirondack Soils
(Gregory Lawrence, U.S. Geological Survey)

Long-Term Impacts of Acidic Deposition on Brook Trout in Honnedaga Lake, New York [PDF]
(Daniel Josephson, Cornell University)

Mercury Cycling and Bioaccumulation in a Central Adirondack Stream Ecosystem [PDF]
(Karen Murray, U.S. Geological Survey)

SESSION B - Air Quality and Health

PM Supersite Revisited - Queens College 2009 Summer Field Intensive Study [PDF|3.49 MB]
(Ken Demerjian, University of Albany, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center)

Applying the Northeast Regional Multi-Pollutant Policy Analysis Framework to New York [PDF]
(John Graham, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management)

Ultrafine Particles and Cardiac Responses [PDF|3.86 MB]
(Mark Utell, University of Rochester Medical School)

3:15 - 5:00 pm (Concurrent Sessions)

SESSION A - Are New York's Ecosystems Recovering from the Adverse Effects of Mercury and Acid Deposition? A Terrestrial Perspective

Mercury Bioaccumulation in Terrestrial Food Webs [PDF|3.57 MB]
(David Evers, Biodiversity Research Institute)

Climatic Impacts on Watershed Biogeochemistry: Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Mercury Dynamics [PDF]
(Myron Mitchell, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)

Acid Deposition Effects on Adirondack Ecosystems: linkages Among Streams, Soils, and Sugar Maple Health
(Scott Bailey, U.S. Forest Service)

Mercury and Acid Deposition Research - A Recap of Current Efforts and Knowledge [PDF|3.78 MB]
(Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University)

SESSION B - Improving Emissions Estimates in New York State

Recommendations from the Regional Workshop on Emissions Estimates [PDF]
(Susan Wierman, Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association)

Estimating Emissions on High Electric Demand Days: A Workshop Summary [PDF]
(Rob Sliwinski, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)

Wood Smoke in Upstate New York: A New Technique for Improved Spatial Modeling [PDF|3.75 MB]
(Michael Brauer, University of British Columbia)

Thursday, October 15th

8:30 - 10:00 am - Climate Change in New York State

Climate Change in New York State [PDF]
(Radley Horton, Columbia University; William Solecki, Hunter College; Art DeGaetano, Cornell University)

New York State Greenhouse Gas Abatement Cost Curves [PDF]
(Randy Strait, Center for Climate Strategies)

10:00 - 10:30 am - Carbon Capture and Sequestration: An emerging Technology for Mitigation

Characterization of Potential Carbon Sequestration Targets in New York State [PDF|4.62 MB]

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration: Developing a Regulatory Strategy for New York State [PDF|3.20 MB]
(Robert Singer, Ecology and Environment)

10:50 - 12:00 pm - Alternative Ways to Understand and Assess the Impacts of Atmospheric Pollutants

Use of Critical Deposition Loads to Inform Environmental Protection Strategies [PDF|3.50 MB]
(Tim Sullivan, E&S Environmental Chemistry)

Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services [PDF|9.59 MB]
(Jon Erickson, University of Vermont)

Achieving Risk- and Results-Based Multipollutant Air Quality Management [PDF]
(William Pennell, NARSTO)

1:15 - 2:50 pm - Bioenergy: Opportunities and Challenges in New York

Total Fuel Cycle Analysis for Biofuels in the State of New York
(James Winebrake, Energy and Environmental Research Associates)

Analyzing the Potential for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production in New York State [PDF]
(Peter Woodbury, Cornell University)

Transformation of the Austrian High-Efficiency Biomass Heating Market
(Christiane Egger, Energy Agency of Upper Austria)

Biogas Digester Potential [PDF|3.99 MB]
(Tom Fiesinger, NYSERDA)

3:10 - 4:25 pm - Energy Technologies Now and on the Horizon: Environmental Impacts and Tradeoffs

Offshore Wind Power: Environmental Impacts, Trade-Offs, and Progress [PDF]
(Jeremy Firestone, University of Delaware)

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas: The Resource, Environmental Impacts, and Proposed Regulatory Requirements [PDF]
(John Martin, NYSERDA; Jack Dahl, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Plug-In Vehicles: A New Way of Thinking about the Electric Grid [PDF]
(John Halliwell, Electric Power Research Institute)