OEI conducts research to progress the understanding of ecosystems, human interactions with the environment and the effects thereupon.
The OEI will lead and support research with application to its mission and of value to the public, governments, natural resource management and regulatory agencies, business, and industry. The OEI will engage the academic and scientific communities through collaborative, interdisciplinary investigations involving a wide array of subject areas. In particular, studies that monitor biota, soil, water, and air quality, or assess the fate and effects of biological, chemical or physical agents, stressors or ecological entities causing environmental perturbation will be used to evaluate implications, efficacy or risks associated with past, present or future anthropogenic activity. Research protocols and experimental designs must be technically sound, utilize current and traditional knowledge, and state-of-art technologies, follow professionally accepted practices or the scientific method, and provide data that are appropriate for evaluating the prescribed hypothesis. The OEI encourages publication of OEI funded research in the peer reviewed literature.
Below are some of OEI’s related projects.
Crooked Canal Wetland Retention Project: Conceptual Plan
Directional Drill Project (Series)
Growing Syracuse’s Next Generation of Environmental Justice Leaders
Harbor Brook CSO Treatment Wetland Monitoring
Identification of Primary Sources of Bacteria Loading in Select Tributaries of Onondaga Lake: Microbial Trackdown Study Phases 1-3
Improving aquatic habitat connectivity in the Onondaga Creek Watershed (NY) for coldwater species restoration in the face of climate change
Lily Lake Management & Monitoring
Local Waterfront Revitalization Project
Mohawk River Macroinvertebrate-Fish Interactions: Gradients in Faunal Assessment and Management
Pepsi Bottling Group Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Funds
Restoring Degraded Upland Tributaries of Onondaga Lake, Bear Trap Creek Restoration, Salina, NY – Phases 1-2
Wetland Delineation – Phoenix Marina Project