Joseph C. Makarewicz

Emeritus - Distinguished Professor


  • PhD, Cornell University

Courses Taught

  • Water Quality Analysis
  • Water Chemistry
  • Stress Stream Analysis
  • Limnology Practicum
  • Limnology
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Population Biology

Research Interests

  • Lake and watershed resource management
    • Including such topics as watershed and ecosystem approaches to determining point and non-point sources of nutrients in urban and rural watersheds
  • Hydrologic and nutrient budgets
  • Indicators of successful remediation
  • Strategies and demonstrations projects for reducing nutrient and organic hydrocarbon from watersheds
  • Atmospheric deposition rates on ecosystems
  • Uptake dynamics of chlorinated hydrocarbons in aquatic food-webs
  • Top-down and bottom-up effects on plankton community structure
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Plankton as indicators of success of the phosphorus reduction program in the Great Lakes and methods of reducing pesticide levels in fish grown in polluted waters
  • Because of my former association with the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study in New Hampshire, I also have continuing interest in acid precipitation and analysis using the small watershed approach.