Julie A Wolin, Ph.D.
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Biology, Geology, Environmental Science
 Office: SR G67
 Phone: 216-687-3505
 Fax: 216-687-6972
 Email: J.WOLIN@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/dept/biology/BGESweb0
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 Blog: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ecology-and-Environment
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 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SR G67, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
aquatic ecology, diatom ecology, urban ecology, wetland ecology, Great Lakes ecosystems, nutrient enrichment, paleolimnology, long-term climate change
 
Education:
B.A., Biology (aquatic), Eastern Michigan University
M.S., Biology (aquatic), Eastern Michigan University
Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Michigan
 
Brief Bio:
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Science at Cleveland State University.

At Cleveland State since 2000, I received my B.A. and M.S. degrees in Biology (aquatic focus) from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. I have a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  I was a faculty member in Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, taught limnology at Kellogg Biological Field Station, Michigan State University, taught in the Biology Departments at Eastern Michigan University and Western Michigan University. I was a senior researcher for the Danish Geological Survey, living in Copenhagen, Denmark for 2 years.

My primary research focus is on understanding urban and urbanizing environments and the effects of human activities on freshwater and wetland ecosystems. I use a combination of contemporary data, paleolimnological techniques, and quantitative environmental reconstruction to estimate past conditions and natural variability, to identify disturbances, determine rates of change, and realistic recovery endpoints in aquatic/wetland ecosystems.

I work with and provide scientific expertise to regional partners including: The Cleveland Botanical Gardens, the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, The Cleveland MetroParks, the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization, The Lake Erie Center (University of Toledo, Toledo, OH) and am a member of the Northeast Ohio Ecosystem Consortium NEOECO.

I am a member of the Ecological Society of America, International Association of Great Lakes Research,and the Society of Wetland Scientists.

I have mentored a number of undergraduate researchers, summer REU students. I teach courses in Aquatic Ecosystems, Ecology, Great Lakes, Stream, and Wetland Ecology. My current research projects with graduate and undergraduate students include an assessment of urban lakes in Cuyahoga County; survey of urban lakes for harmful algae, historic microcystin concentrations, and shoreline buffers; and determining the environmental and climate history of lake ecosystems.
 
Honors and Awards:
2013 Cleveland State University Faculty Merit Recognition Award
2012 Cleveland State University Faculty Merit Recognition Award
 
Research Interests:
My primary research focus is on understanding urban and urbanizing environments and the effects of human activities on freshwater and wetland ecosystems. I use a combination of contemporary data, paleolimnological techniques, and quantitative environmental reconstruction to estimate past conditions and natural variability, to identify disturbances, determine rates of change, and realistic recovery endpoints in aquatic/wetland ecosystems.

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS:
Alison Yasick, Ph.D. Candidate, Regulatory Biology. Project: Population Diversity and Dispersal of Two Stonefly Species (Order Plecoptera). Graduation: Fall 2013

Courtney Brennan, M.S. Environmental Science (co-advisor). Thesis: Within species and call variation in Appalachian birds. Graduation: Fall 2013

Megan Dunleavy, M.S. Environmental Science. Graduation: Spring 2014

Bethany Gigante, M.S. Environmental Science (co-advisor).  Project: Investigation in the Climatic Adaptation of Scenedesmus dimorphus. Graduation: Fall 2013

Roseanne Soika, M.S. Environmental Science. Graduation: Spring 2016

GRADUATES:
Ann Nichols, Ph.D., Regulatory Biology May 2011. Dissertation: Influences of Environmental Variability, Genetics and Plant Size on Variation in Sexual and Clonal Reproduction and Allocation of Resources in Three Wetland Plant Species.  

M.S. Thesis Environmental Science:
Kyle Scotese, 2008. A Diatom Phosphorus Inference Model for 30 Freshwater Lakes in NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania.

Marilyn Gunsch, 2008. The Effect of Wetland Size and Surrounding Land Use on Wetland Quality Along an Urbanization Gradient in the Rocky River Watershed, Ohio, USA

Valentina Shkarpa, 2006. Climate and Human Settlement Effects on Silver Lake Ohio. May 2006.

M.S. Non-thesis Environmental Science:
Kristin Hall, 2012; Carrie Caspio, 2011; Ynes Arocho, 2011; Christina Znidarsic, 2011; Roger Nikiforow, 2007.

UNDERGRADUATE HONORS:
Tom Binvenu Present, Mara Caputo 2012 Environmental Science, Kelli Herrick Biology 2010, Daniel Duglos Biology 2010

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS:
CSU Undergraduate Summer Research Program:
Tom Bienvenu, Justin Ostry 2013; Kathryn Johncock 2012; Derrick Cooper 2010; Mallory Karpy 2008

Summer REU students:
2007: Darcy Chase, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.; Abner Garcia, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
2005: Michelle Canatsey, Youngstown State University; Elizabeth McGuire, Marietta College.
2003: Ynes Arocho, Cuyahoga Community College; Jeff Loew, John Carroll University,

2002-2003: Ynes Arocho, Cuyahoga Community College, Bridges to Success.
2002: Vira Moroz, B.S. Biology, Cleveland State University.
2001: Nicole Clark, B.S. Biology, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
 
Teaching Areas:
Aquatic ecology, Urban ecolgy, Wetland ecology, Great Lakes ecosystems and management, Environmental science
 
Professional Affiliations:
Ecological Society of America
International Association of Great Lakes Research
Society of Wetland Scientists
 
Professional Experience:
Associate Professor. 2006 - Present. Cleveland State University. Aquatic, Wetland & Paleo-Ecology. Undergraduate Program Director Environmental Science(2005-present).

Adjunct Associate Professor. 2009. Michigan State University, Department of Zoology.

Assistant Professor. 2000 - 2006. Cleveland State University. Aquatic, Wetland & Paleo- Ecology.

Assistant Professor. 1998 - 2000. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Aquatic & Wetland Ecology.

Visiting Lecturer. 1998. Eastern Michigan University. Diatom & Wetland Ecology.

Visiting Research Scientist. 1997-1998. Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Science, University of Michigan.

Senior Research Scientist (permanent). 1994-1996. Environmental History and Climate Division, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Ministry of Environment and Energy. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Visiting Assistant Professor. 1994. W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University.

Assistant Professor (term). 1992-1994. Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University. Diatom and Algal Ecology, Great Lakes Ecology.
 
University Service:
Department:
Undergraduate Program Director for Environmental Science (2005-2007, 2009 - Present)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee & Academic Standards (UCCAS)(2002-2007, 2010-Present)
Graduate Curriculum Committee & Academic Standards (GCCAS)(2006 - 2008, 2011-Pesent)
College Associate Lecturer Search Committee Co-Chair (2012-2013)

Graduate Committee Member:
Max Koran, M.S. Environmental Science, Cleveland State University  
Matthew Begley, M.S. Biology, Cleveland State University  
Anthony Rogers, M.S. Biology, Cleveland State University  
Anton Schermaier, M.S. Biology, Cleveland State University  
Ron VanBlarcum, M.S. Environmental Science, Cleveland State University  

Martin Calabrese, Ph.D. Regulatory Biology, Cleveland State University  
Sarah Laux, Ph.D. Regulatory Biology, Cleveland State University
Owen Lockhart, Ph.D. Regulatory Biology, Cleveland State University  
Jen Milligan, Ph.D. Regulatory Biology, Cleveland State University    

College:
Nominating Committee (2005-2007, 2011-2013), Chair (2006-2008, 2012-2013)
Faculty Affairs Committee (2012-Present)

University:
Student Environmental Movement (SEM) Faculty Advisor (2009-Present)
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates - program coordinator and faculty mentor(2003-2007)
Udal Scholarship Faculty Representative (2007-2008, 2009-Present)
 
Professional Service:
JOURNAL REVIEWER:
Bioresource Technology, Boreas, Diatom Research, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Journal of Paleolimnology, Land and Resource Management, Limnology and Oceanography, Nova Hedwigia, Ohio Journal of Science, Proceedings of the 11th and 13th Symposium on Living and Fossil Diatoms, Water Air & Soil Pollution, Wetlands

GRANT REVIEWER:
Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry (ODNR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), National Science Foundation, National Water Resources Research Institutes, U.S. Geological Survey, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Pennsylvania Wild Resource Conservation Program

ADVISORY BOARDS:
2009- present: Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cleveland, OH: Cuyahoga River Navigational Channel Habitat enhancement
2010-2013: Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cleveland, OH: Cuyahoga County Hydrology Greenprint
2012-Present: Lake Erie Center, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
2012-2013: Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization, Cleveland, OH: Project Clean Lake    

CONFERENCE SESSION CHAIR:
2006 Geological Society of America, North Central Chapter Meeting, Akron, OH
2005 International Association of Great Lakes Research Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Community Service:
Waterways Adventure Symposium, Ashtabula and Geauga County area-wide schools (May 2002- 2008). Conduct aquatic ecology mini-labs for middle school children over a 3-day period.

Reports:
USEPA 2009. Draft National Lake Assessment Report, A Collaborative Survey of the Nation¿s Lakes. EPA-841-R09-001, US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water and Office of Research and Development, Washington, D.C. Data Analysis Team Member. URL: http://www.epa.gov/lakessurvey/

USEPA 2009. National Lake Assessment Preliminary Data Results: Sediment Diatoms. Fact Sheet. Co-authors: Neil Kamman, Mihaela Enache, Julie Wolin, R. Jan Stevenson, Don Charles.

Wolin, Julie A., 2008. Functional Assessment of Natural and Constructed Wetlands in the Geauga Park District. Submitted to: Tami Gingrich, Geauga Park District, Chardon, OH.

Wolin, Julie A., 2006. Environmental History of Bass Lake, Geauga County, Ohio Submitted to: Tami Gingrich, Geauga Park District, Chardon, OH.

Wolin, Julie A., 2002. Holden Arboretum Stream Biodiversity Weekends (September 14-22, 2002) Report on Water Quality and Aquatic Insect Assessment of Stream Environments -Stebbins Gulch, Pierson Creek and East Branch of the Chagrin River at S. Wisner Rd. Submitted to: Brian Parsons, Director of Conservation, The Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, OH.
 
Research Grants:
Harmful Algae, Historic Microcystin Concentrations, and Shoreline Buffers in Urban Lakes of Cuyahoga County. (Julie A. Wolin, PI) Cleveland State University Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Grant (2013) $10,800

Harmful Algae and Urban Lake Assessment in Cuyahoga County. (Julie A. Wolin, PI) Cleveland State University Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Grant (2012) $7,640

GLISTEN (Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship through Education Network) (Julie A. Wolin) Undergraduate Student Liason Grant (2012) $7,000

Larval Fish Habitat Enhancement Assessment in the Cuyahoga Navigation Channel. (Julie A. Wolin, PI) Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Contract (2010-2014) $24,999

Larval Fish Habitat Enhancement Assessment in the Cuyahoga Navigation Channel. (Julie A. Wolin, PI) Cleveland State University Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Grant (June-August 2010). $6,589

Functional Analysis of Natural and Constructed Wetlands in Northeast Ohio. (Julie A. Wolin, PI) Cleveland State University Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Grant (2008) $9,999

Functional Assessment of Constructed Wetlands in the Geauga County Park System. (Julie A. Wolin, PI) Geauga Park District Research Grant (2008) $3,578

Phosphorus Retention and Ecosystem Services in Urban and Rural Wetlands of Northeast Ohio (Julie A. Wolin, PI), Giving Circle Gift Award (2007) $6,500

REU Site: Urbanization Impacts on Stream Ecosystems - Integrated Research Experiences for Undergraduates (Mike Walton, Julie Wolin Co-PI), National Science Foundation (2006-2007) $101,115

Climate and Environmental History of Bass Lake, Geauga County, Ohio (Julie A. Wolin, PI), Cleveland State University, Established Full-Time Faculty Research Development Grant (2005-2007) $15,000

Environmental History of Bass Lake, Geauga County, Ohio. (Julie A. Wolin, PI) Geauga Park District Research Grant (2005-2006) $6,000

Acquisition of a Plant Growth Facility for Research, Training and Education (Tarun Mal, Harry Van Keulen, Mike Walton and Julie A. Wolin, Co-PI), National Science Foundation Research Instrumentation Grant (2004-2006) $280,000

REU Site: Urbanization Impacts on Stream Ecosystems - an Integrated Training Experience for Undergraduate Researchers (Mike Walton, Carol Stepien, PI's), National Science Foundation (2003-2005) $188,086

Urbanization Impacts on Stream Ecosystems an Integrated Training Experience for Undergraduate Researchers and Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers (Mike Walton, Carol Stepien PI's), Cleveland State University President's Initiative (2003-2004) $35,324

Changes in Benthic Food Availability in Lake Erie; Implications for the Decline of Diporeia hoyi (Julie A. Wolin, PI), Cleveland State University, Established Full-Time Faculty Research Development Grant (2002-2004) $14,994