Joseph C. Makarewicz
- Emeritus - Distinguished Professor
- PhD, Cornell University
- Water Quality Analysis
- Water Chemistry
- Stress Stream Analysis
- Limnology Practicum
- Environmental Impact Analysis
- Population Biology
Applied aspects of environmental science, 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 (SWAT), 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, 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. I also have continuing interest in analysis using the small watershed approach and SWAT. The past decade has focused on analysis of structure and function of the nearshore of large lakes.
- Among 38 scientists honored by the Chancellor of the SUNY system for outstanding scholarship and grantsmanship.
- Career Achievement Award, Research Foundation of the State University of New York and SUNY Brockport,.
- Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, 1989/90, Max Planck Institute fur Limnologie, Germany.
- *Bi-National SOLEC Award. The Conesus Lake Watershed Study (J. Makarewicz, P.I.) was recognized by the Steering Committee and organizers of the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) as a SOLEC 2011 Success Story honoree.
- Chandler-Misener Award from the International Association Great Lakes Research for best journal article.
- SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching,
- Named a member of the “Environmental 25” in celebration of the Rochester Center for Environmental Studies 25th Anniversary, during which 25 people from New York State were named “Environmentalist of the Quarter Century”
- Excellence in Environmental Teaching, Center for Environmental Information.
- New York State Conservation Districts Special Award, “In recognition of his desire to educate and advance Soil and Water Conservation Districts in their understanding of water resources management.”
- Phi Beta Delta College International Scholar’s Award, 1995.
- Research Achievement Award, Research Foundation of the State University of New York and SUNY Brockport
- Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, in “acknowledgment and appreciation for assistance and excellence in the development of the District’s water quality monitoring program.”
- Researcher of the Month Award, 1984 - SUNY Researcher.
Journals and Books
Makarewicz, J.C. and G.E. Likens. 1978. Zooplankton niches and the community structure controversy. Science 200(4340):461-463.
Makarewicz, J.C. and G.E. Likens. 1975. Niche analysis of a zooplankton community. Science 190(4218):1000-1003.
Makarewicz, J.C., T.W. Lewis, C.M. Pennuto, J. Atkinson, W.J. Edwards, G.L. Boyer, E.T. Howell, and G. Thomas. 2012. Physical and chemical characteristics of the nearshore zone of Lake Ontario. J.
Makarewicz, J.C., T.W. Lewis, G.L. Boyer, and W.J. Edwards. 2012. The influence of streams on nearshore water quality. J. Great Lakes Res. 38:62–71
Wescoat, J.L., P. Chow-Fraser, D. Hartford, J.E. Keough, L.A. Maguire, J.C. Makarewicz, D.C. McKinney, D.H. Moreau, S.P. Simonovic, and P.A. Zielinski. 2006. Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies. National Research Council of the National Academies, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. 147p.
Makarewicz, J.C. and G.E. Likens. 1979. Structure and function of the zooplankton community of Mirror Lake, New Hampshire. Ecological Monographs 49:109-127.
Mills, E.L., J.M. Casselman, R. Dermott, J.D. Fitzsimons, G. Gal, K.T. Holeck, A. Hoyle, O.E. Johannsson, B.F. Lantry, J.C. Makarewicz, E.S. Millard, I.F. Munawar, M. Munawar, R. O’Gorman, R.W. Owens, L.G. Rudstam, T. Schaner, and T.J. Stewart..2003. Lake Ontario: food web dynamics in a changing ecosystem (1970-2000). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 60:471-490.
Laxson, C.L, K.N. McPhedran, J.C. Makarewicz, I.V. Telesh, and H.J. MacIsaac. 2003. Effects of the non-indigenous cladoceran Cercopagis on the lower food web of Lake Ontario. Freshwat. Biol. 48:2094-2106.
Makarewicz, J.C. and P. Bertram. 1991. Evidence for the restoration of the Lake Erie ecosystem. Bioscience 41(4):216-223
Makarewicz, J.C., W.G. Booty, and G. Bowen. 2012. Tributary phosphorus loading to Lake Ontario. J. Great Lakes Res. 38:14–20.
Makarewicz, J.C., P. Bertram, and T.W. Lewis. 2000. Chemistry of the offshore surface waters of Lake Erie: pre- and post-Dreissena introduction (1983-1993). J. Great Lakes Res. 26(1):82-93.
Makarewicz, J.C. and T.W. Lewis. Exploring spatial trends and causes in Lake Ontario coastal chemistry: nutrients and pigments. J. Great Lakes Res.
Makarewicz, J. C., T.W. Lewis, E. Rea, M.J. Winslow, and D. Pettenski. 2015. Using SWAT to determine reference nutrient conditions for small and large streams. J. Great Lakes Res.
Makarewicz, J.C. and T.W. Lewis. 2015.Long-term changes in Lake Ontario rotifer abundance and composition: A response to Cercopagis predation? J. Great Lakes Res.
Makarewicz, J.C., E. Rea, M.J. Winslow, D. Pettenski, and T.W. Lewis. 2014. A case study: Comparison and limitations of biological and chemical assessments of trophic state in four streams of the Genesee River watershed. J. Great Lakes Res. 40: 1037-1047.
Makarewicz, J.C. and E.T. Howell. 2012. The Lake Ontario nearshore study: introduction and summary. J. Great Lakes Res. 38:2–9
Makarewicz, J.C., T.W. Lewis, and G.L. Boyer. 2012. Nutrient enrichment and depletion on the shoreside of the spring thermal front. J. Great Lakes Res. 38:72–77.
Higgins, S.N., C.M. Pennuto, E.T. Howell, T.W. Lewis, and J.C. Makarewicz. 2012. Urban influences on Cladophora blooms in Lake Ontario. J. Great Lakes Res. 38:116–123.
Pennuto, C.M., E.T. Howell, T.W. Lewis, and J.C. Makarewicz. 2012. Dreissena population status in nearshore Lake Ontario. J. Great Lakes Res. 38:161–170.
Makarewicz, J.C. 2009. Nonpoint source reduction to the nearshore zone via watershed management practices: nutrient fluxes, fate, transport and biotic responses - background and objectives. J. Great Lakes Res. 35(1):3-9.
Makarewicz, J.C., T.W. Lewis, I. Bosch, and other authors. 2009. The impact of agricultural best management practices on downstream systems: soil loss and nutrient chemistry and flux to Conesus Lake, New York, USA. J. Great Lakes Res. 35(1):23-36.
Makarewicz, J.C., G.L. Boyer, T.W. Lewis, W. Guenther, J. Atkinson, and M. Arnold. 2009. Spatial and temporal distribution of the cyanotoxin microcystin-LR in the Lake Ontario ecosystem: Coastal embayments, rivers, nearshore and offshore, and upland lakes. J. Great Lakes Res. 35(1):83-89.
Makarewicz, J.C., P.E. D’Aiuto, and I. Bosch. 2007. Elevated nutrient levels from agriculturally dominated watersheds stimulate metaphyton growth. J. Great Lakes Res. 33:437-448.
Unkless, R.L. and J.C. Makarewicz. 2007. The impact of nutrient loading from Canada geese (Branta canadensis) on water quality, a mesocosm approach. Hydrobiol. 586:393-401.
Makarewicz, J.C. and T. Howell. 2007. White paper. Lake Ontario Intensive Year – 2008: The Lake Ontario Coastal Zone - Status and Assessment. LOLA Workshop, International Joint Commission. Kingston, Ontario.
Li, Y., A. Vodacek, N. Raqueno, R. Kremens, A. Garrett, S. Bosch, J.C. Makarewicz, and T.W. Lewis. 2007. Circulation and stream plume modeling in Conesus Lake. Environmental Modeling and Assessment. 13:275-289.
Somarelli, J.A., J.C. Makarewicz, R. Sia, and R. Simon. 2007. Wildlife identified as major source of E. coli in agriculturally dominated watersheds by BOX A1R-derived genetic fingerprints. J. Environ. Manage. 82:60–65.
Makarewicz, J.C., G.L. Boyer, W. Guenther, M. Arnold, and T.W. Lewis. 2006. The occurrence of cyanotoxins in the nearshore and coastal embayments of Lake Ontario. Great Lakes Res. Review. 7:25-29.
Landre, B., S. Lewandowski, J.C. Makarewicz, J. Terninko, and E. Thorndike. 2006. Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative: Action Agenda. Center for Environmental Information. 86p.
D’Auito, P., J.C. Makarewicz, and I. Bosch. 2006. The impact of stream nutrient loading on macrophytes and metaphyton in Conesus Lake, USA. Verh. Internat. Verein Limnol. 29(3):1373-1376.
Dobiesz, N.E., D.A. McLeish, R.L. Eshenroder, J.R. Bence, L.C. Mohr, B.A. Henderson, M.P. Ebener, T.F. Nalepa, A.P. Woldt, J.E. Johnson, R.L. Argyle, and J.C. Makarewicz. 2005. Ecology of the Lake Huron Fish Community 1970-1999. This paper forms part of the proceedings of a workshop on Salmonid Communities in Oligotrophic Lakes II (SCOLII) convened at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, 18-20 May 2000. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 62(6):1432-1451.
*Thompson, E. J.C. Makarewicz, and T.W. Lewis. 2005. Additional link in the food web does not biomagnify a persistent contaminant in Lake Ontario: The case of Cercopagis pengoi. J. Great Lakes Res. 31:210-218.
Makarewicz, J.C. 2005. The phytoplankton of Lake Michigan. In: The State of Lake Michigan: Ecology, Health and Management. (M. Munawar, Ed.). Ecovision World Monograph Series.
Duggan, I.C., S.A. Bailey, R.I. Colautti, D. Gray, J.C. Makarewicz, and H.J. MacIsaac. 2003. Biological Invasions in Lake Ontario: Past, Present and Future. In: The State of Lake Ontario (M. Munawar, Ed.). Ecovision World Monograph Series, pp. 541-558.