Faculty Scholarship

Faculty Scholarship

Selected publications, performances, activities and grants

 

2013-14 academic year

 

Elick, Jennifer M. (Associate Professor)

Bartoli, C. (Presenter & Author), Elick, J. M. (Author Only), & Ressler, D. E. (Author Only). National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. “Evaluating the Habitat Suitability of the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus alascanus Along the Susquehanna River,” published in proceedings. (April 4, 2014).

Elick, J. M. (Presenter & Author). Northeastern Geological Society of America Meeting, Lancaster, PA. “Stark Comparisons of an Island Beach Complex- influence From Man and Storms,” published in proceedings. (March 22, 2014).

Elick, J. M. (Presenter & Author), & Neubauer, R. (Presenter Only). Geologic Society of America, Denver, CO. “Production of a Physical Model of the Centralia Coal Fire,” published in proceedings. (October 2013).

Lachhab, Ahmed (Associate Professor)

Lachhab, A., & Stoker, M. (2013). “Assessment of Drawdown at Monroe Marketplace, Hummels Wharf, PA Using Monitoring, Modeling and Theoretical Approach.” Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 85(4), 7. pennsci.org

Lachhab, A. (Presenter & Author), Holt, J. R. (Author Only), Beren, M. (Author Only), & Santiago, M. (Author Only). American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. “Assessment of Middle Creek Stream (Snyder County, PA) Using Water Quality Index (WQI) and Diatom Metrics,” published in proceedings. (December 10, 2013).

Lachhab, A. (Author Only), & Beren, M. (Presenter & Author). 8th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. “Assessment of Middle Creek (Snyder County, PA) Water Quality Using Water Quality Index (WQI).” (October 18, 2013).

Lachhab, A. (Presenter & Author), & Booterbaugh, A. (Author Only). 8th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. “Bathymetry and Sediment Accumulation of Walker Lake, PA Using Two GPR Antennas and a New Integrated Methodology.” (October 18, 2013).

Lachhab, A. (Author Only), & Zawacki, A. (Presenter & Author). 8th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. “New Results on the Different Spacing Grids GPR Inspection of Sharon Lutheran Church Cemetery (Snyder County, PA) to Identify Unmarked Graves.” (October 18, 2013).

Lachhab, A. (Author Only), & Shields, T. (Presenter & Author). 8th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. “Water Table Detection Using Different Resolution ERT.” (October 18, 2013).

Moses, Carl O. (Professor)

Moses, C. O. (Panel Organizer), Borst, C. (Panelist/Discussant), Chamlee-Wright, E. (Panelist/Discussant), Fabritius, S. (Panelist/Discussant), Rock, S. (Panelist/Discussant), Duncan, C. (Panelist/Discussant), DeMeritt, L. (Panelist/Discussant), & Timmerman, D. (Panelist/Discussant). The Annapolis Group, Annapolis, MD. “New Pressures on Shared Governance.” (June 2013).

Ressler, Daniel E. (Associate Professor)

Bartoli, C. (Presenter & Author), Elick, J. M. (Author Only), & Ressler, D. E. (Author Only). National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. “Evaluating the Habitat Suitability of the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus alascanus Along the Susquehanna River,” published in proceedings. (April 4, 2014).

Straub, Derek J. (Associate Professor)

Straub, D. (Author Only), Collett, J. (Presenter & Author), Benedict, K. (Author Only), & Lee, T. (Author Only). American Geophysical Union 2013 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. “The Chemical Composition of Fogs and Clouds in Coastal Regions.” (December 9, 2013).

Straub, D. (Presenter & Author). American Association for Aerosol Research 2013 Annual Conference, Portland, OR. “Measurements of Organic Acids in Eastern U.S. Radiation Fogs.” (October 1, 2013).

Straub, Katherine H. (Associate Professor)

Straub, K. H. (Presenter & Author), Haertel, P. (Author Only), & Budsock, A. (Author Only). Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, San Diego, CA. “Circumnavigating Kelvin Waves That Initiate and Dissipate the Madden-Julian Oscillation.” (April 2, 2014).

Straub, K. H. (Presenter & Author). Teaching Climate Change Across the Curriculum, Center for Sustainability Education, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. “Teaching ‘Both Sides’ of the Climate ‘Debate’.” (January 10, 2014).

2012-13 academic year

 

Elick, Jennifer M. (Associate Professor)

Elick, J., Strella, L. “Mineralogic and Geochemical Analysis of a Triassic Diabase Intrusion.” Geological Society of America (5 November 2012). GSA Coal Geology Division, Charlotte, NC.

Elick, J. “Temporal changes in vegetation patterns associated with the Centralia, PA coal fire.” Geological Society of America (7 November 2012). GSA Coal Geology Division, Charlotte, NC.

 

Lachhab, Ahmed (Associate Professor)

Lachhab, A., Beren, M. “Middle Creek Water Quality Assessment using Water Quality Index (WQI).” 4th Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium (20 July 2012). Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Lachhab, A., Santiago, M., Guild, K., Nicholls, P. “Susquehanna River Water Quality using Physical, Chemical and Biological Approaches.” 4th Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium (20 July 2012). Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Lachhab, A. “Marcellus Shale Flowback Water Monitoring.” 2010: Degenstein Foundation Grant Program. $14,600.00.

Lachhab, A., Holt, J. “Surface Water Assessments Grant Program.” Snyder County Conservation District & DEP. $15,595.00.

 

Ressler, Daniel E. (Associate Professor)

Straub D., Sokoloff, R., Ressler, D., Herckes, P. “Measurements of Dew and Fog Chemical Composition at a Rural Site.” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (3 December 2012). American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Ressler, D., Kilmer, J. “Shade Tree Inventory of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.” Pennsylvania Academy of Science Journal (2013), ed. 86 vol. 1. 43-50.

Straub, Derek J. (Associate Professor)

Straub, D., Sokoloff, R., Ressler, D., Herckes, P. “Measurements of Dew and Fog Chemical Composition at a Rural Site.” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (3 December 2012). American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Straub, Katherine H. (Associate Professor)

Straub, K. “Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves: A Decade of Progress.” 50th Anniversary Workshop (13 July 2012). Atmospheric Science Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Straub, K., Kesgin, B. “Integrating International Relations and Environmental Science Course Concepts Through an Interactive World Politics Simulation.” International Studies Association-Midwest (November 2012). St. Louis, MO.

Straub, K., Schaeffer, B., Haertel, P. “Geographic Differences in the Vertical Structure of the MJO from IGRA Radiosonde Date.” American Geophysical Union’s 45th Annual Fall Meeting (3 December 2012). San Francisco, CA.

Kesgin, B., Straub, K.“Integrating International Relations and Environmental Science Course Concepts Through an Interactive World Politics Simulation.” American Geophysical Union’s 45th Annual Fall Meeting (7 December 2012). San Francisco, CA.

Straub, K. “MJO Initiation in the Realtime Mulitivariate MJO index.” Journal of Climate (2013), ed. 26 vol. 4. 1130-1151.

Straub, K., Haertel, P. “Collaborative Research: Lagrangian Modeling of Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves and the Madden Julian Oscillation.” National Science Foundation. $61,045.00.

 

2011-12 academic year

 

Elick, Jennifer M. (Associate Professor)

Elick, J. M. “Multiple Beds of Anthracite Coal on Fire in Centralia, PA.” Geology Seminar, Temple University Department of Geology, Philadelphia, PA. (October 28, 2011).

Elick, J. M. “Multiple Beds of Anthracite Coal on Fire in Centralia, PA.” Geological Society of America National Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (October 11, 2011).

Elick, J. M. “Mapping the Coal Fire at Centralia, PA, Using Thermal Infrared Imagery. International Journal of Coal Geology, 87, 197–203. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2011.06.018. (2011).

 

Lachhab, Ahmed (Assistant Professor)

Zawacki, A. (Presenter & Author), & Lachhab, A. (Author Only). “A GPR Survey to Find Unmarked Graves in Sharon Lutheran Church Cemetery, Selinsgrove.” 83rd Annual Meeting Program, Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Clarion, PA. (April 13, 2012).

Booterbaugh, A. (Presenter & Author), & Lachhab, A. (Author Only). “Measuring Bathymetry and Sediment Deposition in Walker Lake, PA, Using Ground Penetration Radar.” 88th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Allentown, PA. (March 30, 2012).

Quinlan, I., & Lachhab, A. “Tracking Ground Water Level Using Seismic Refraction, GPR, Water Level Transducer and a Laboratory Model.” 88th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Allentown, PA. (March 30, 2012).

Booterbaugh, A. (Presenter & Author), & Lachhab, A. (Author Only). “Measuring Bathymetry and Sediment Deposition in Walker Lake, PA, with Use of Ground Penetrating Radar.” Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania, PACU, AICUP & LORL, The Capitol–Pennsylvania. (March 27, 2012).

Khalequzzaman, M. (Presenter & Author), Way, J. H. (Author Only), Lachhab, A. (Author Only), Lacy, G. (Author Only), Cornia, S. (Author Only), Pierson, J. (Author Only), & Murtorff, G. (Author Only). “Geochemical Assessment of South Renovo Borough Water System.” Northeastern Section, 47th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Hartford, CT. (March 20, 2012).

Booterbaugh, A. (Presenter & Author), & Lachhab, A. (Author Only). “An Integration of Geophysical Methods to Explore Buried Structures on the Bench and in the Field.” Annual Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 9, 2011).

Lachhab, A. (Presenter & Author), Quinlan, I. (Author Only), & Booterbaugh, A. (Author Only). “Tracking Water Table Elevation with Seismic Refraction Method at CEER, Selinsgrove, PA.” Annual Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 8, 2011).

Booterbaugh, A. (Presenter & Author), & Lachhab, A. (Author Only). “A Fabricated Resistivity Apparatus to Explore Buried Structures on the Bench and in the Field.” Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. (July 22, 2011).

Lachhab, A., & Booterbaugh, A. P. “A Fabricated Resistivity Apparatus Used With Other Geophysical Methods to Explore Buried Structure on the Bench and in the Field.” Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society—FastTimes, 16(4), 27–33. http://www.eegs.org/. (2011).

Booterbaugh, A. P., Lachhab, A., & Stepanik, N. E. “A Fabricated Resistivity Apparatus to Explore Buried Structures on the Bench and in the Field.” Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 86(4), 1–7. pennsci.org/index.htm. (2011).

Lachhab, A. (Author Only), & Quinlan, I. (Presenter & Author). “Application of Seismic Refraction Techniques to Track Water Table Fluctuation in CEER, Selinsgrove, PA.” Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. (July 22, 2011).

Lachhab, A. (Author Only), & Nicholls, P. (Presenter & Author). “Middle Creek Water Quality Analysis.” Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. (July 22, 2011).

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Marcellus Shale Flowback Water Monitoring,” $14,600.00. (2010).

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Middle Creek Water Quality/Susquehanna River Monitoring,” $14,543.00.

 

Ressler, Daniel E. (Associate Professor)

Ressler, D. E. (Author Only), & Oseroff, S. (Presenter & Author). “Effects of Off-Highway Driving on Plant Communities.” National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. (March 30, 2012).

Ressler, D. E. (Author Only), & Grabenstein, E. (Presenter & Author). “Using Vermiculture to Test Decomposition of Sunchip Bags.” National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Odgen UT. (March 29, 2012).

 

Straub, Derek J. (Associate Professor)

Straub, D. (Presenter & Author), Hutchings, J. W. (Author Only), Herckes, P. (Author Only), & Wang, Y. (Author Only). “The Composition of Radiation Fog in the Eastern United States.” American Association for Aerosol Research 2011 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (October 5, 2011).

Straub, D., Hutchings, J. W., & Herckes, P. “Measurements of Fog Composition at a Rural Site.” Atmospheric Environment/Elsevier. (2011).

 

Straub, Katherine H. (Associate Professor)

Straub, K. H. “MJO Initiation (or Is It Intensification?).” Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, American Meteorological Society, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. (April 20, 2012).

Straub, K. H. (Author Only), & Haertel, P. (Presenter & Author). “MJO Simulations in a Lagrangian Atmospheric Model: Comparison to Observations.” Workshop on Tropical Dynamics and the MJO, East-West Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. (January 18, 2012).

Straub, K. H. (Presenter & Author). “MJO Initiation.” CMMAP Team Meeting, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. (August 10, 2011).

National Science Foundation Grant. “Collaborative Research: Lagrangian Modeling of Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves and the Madden Julian Oscillation,” $61,045.00.

 

2010-11 academic year

 

Elick, Jennifer M. (Associate Professor)

Elick, J. M. (Author Only), & Lucas, C. J. (Presenter & Author). “Measuring Heat Loss in Buildings on Susquehanna University Campus Using Thermal Infrared Imagery.” Undergraduate Research at the Capitol, Legislative Office for Research Liaison, Capitol Rotunda (East), Harrisburg, PA. (April 26, 2011).

Elick, J. M. (Presenter & Author). “Where’s the Heat? Re-evaluation of the Coal Fire at Centralia, PA Using Aerial and Ground Thermal Infrared Imagery Surveys.” Geological Society of America, Division of Coal Geology, Denver, CO. (November 3, 2010).

 

Lachhab, Ahmed (Assistant Professor)

Lachhab, A., & Knepp, J. “Feasibility of Nutrient Mitigation in Middle Creek, Snyder County.” 5th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (October 2010).

Fathel, S., & Lachhab, A. “Marcellus Shale Flowback Treatment and Impact on the Susquehanna River.” 2nd Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. (July 21, 2010).

Booterbaugh, A., & Lachhab, A. “Resistivity Apparatus to Explore Buried Building Structures on the Bench and in the Field.” 2nd Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. (July 21, 2010).

Fathel, S., & Lachhab, A. “Treatment of Marcellus Shale Frackwater and Its Impact on the Downstream Segment of Susquehanna River at the Shaddy Nook Site.” 5th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (October 2010).

Lachhab, A., & Stoker, M. “Water Supply for Monroe Marketplace and Concerns About Water-Depletion in Residential Wells.” 5th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (October 2010).

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Susquehanna River Monitoring,” $6,700.00. (2010).

 

Ressler, Daniel E. (Associate Professor)

Koons, D., Straub, D., & Ressler, D. E. “Determining Cloud Point, Specific Gravity, and Energy Content of a Homemade Biofuel.” Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 87. pennsci.org/. (2011).

Moyer, Z., & Ressler, D. E. “Feasibility of Micro Wind Turbines for Home Use in Central Pennsylvania.” Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 87. pennsci.org/. (2011).

Ressler, D. E. (Presenter & Author). “Shade Tree Inventory of Selinsgrove.” Public Meeting, Selinsgrove Borough Shade Tree Commission, Selinsgrove Borough, Selinsgrove, PA. (August 19, 2010).

 

Straub, Derek J. (Associate Professor)

Koons, D., Straub, D., & Ressler, D. E. “Determining Cloud Point, Specific Gravity, and Energy Content of a Homemade Biofuel.” Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 87. pennsci.org/. (2011).

Hutchings, J. W., Ervens, B., Straub, D., & Herckes, P. “N-Nitrosodimethylamine Occurrence, Formation and Cycling in Clouds and Fogs.” Environmental Science and Technology, 44(21): 8128–8133. pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es101698q. (2010).

Straub, D. (Author Only), Hutchings, J. (Author Only), & Herckes, P. (Author Only). “Observations of Radiation Fog Chemistry in the Eastern United States.” 5th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, Münster, Germany. (July 25, 2010).

 

Straub, Katherine H. (Associate Professor)

Straub, K. H., Haertel, P. T., & Kiladis, G. N. “An Analysis of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves in 20 WCRP CMIP3 Global Coupled Climate Models.” Journal of Climate, 23: 3031–3056. http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-toc-aop&issn=1520-0442. (2010).

Straub, K. H. (Presenter & Author). “MJO Initiation.” Organized Tropical Convection and Large-Scale Circulation: Theory, Modeling, and Observations, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (May 2, 2011).

Haertel, P. T., & Straub, K. H. “Simulating Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves Using Lagrangian Overturning for a Convective Parameterization.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136(651): 1598–1613. (2010).



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