Author(s)Poster Title
David Richardson, The Nature ConservancyFlood Exposure and Indices of Flood Abatement and Floodwater Reduction Potential for Guiding Floodplain and Wetland Conservation Efforts in New York
John Marino, New York Natural Heritage Program; Forest Swaciak, University at AlbanyUsing Multiple Datasets to Identify Waterbodies Potentially Under-Surveyed for Aquatic Invasive Species
Abishek Poudel, SUNY ESFSmall Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Based Beaver Impact Assessment in Adirondack Park, New York
Rachel Zevin, SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryModeling the Capacity of Riverscapes to Support Beaver, Castor Canadensis, Dams and the Resulting Impoundment’s Size in the Adirondack State Park, New York.
Lisa Young, EDRA GIS Landscape Model for Archaeological Survey of a Wind Energy Project
Kirsten Gehl, St. Lawrence University; Jeff Chiarenzelli, St. Lawrence University; Carol Cady, St. Lawrence UniversityUsing LiDAR Imagery & Topography to Explore & Define Structural Bedrock Geology in Glaciated Terrain: Case Studies in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, NY.
Allison Leet, Designing to Live Sustainably; Kaitlin Walsh, Designing to Live SustainablySmall-scale Algae Turf-scrubbing for Eutrophication Mitigation in the Lower Great Lakes, Case Study: Cattaraugus Creek Watershed, New York
Mathew Raymond, SUNY Cortland; Christopher Badurek, SUNY CortlandAssessment of Land Use Land Cover Change 2009-2015 around Onondaga Lake, NY
Ben Rozwod, SUNY Cortland; Michael Schmidt, SUNY Cortland; Laura Herrling, SUNY Cortland; Benjamin Wilson, SUNY Cortland; Scott Moranda, SUNY Cortland; Christopher Badurek, SUNY CortlandApplication of GIS in an Interdisciplinary Field Course on Sustainable Development of Adirondack Park, NY
Wendy Miller, SUNY CortlandWorking with Community Partners: Service Learning GIS at SUNY Cortland
Jessie Pellerin, University at AlbanyApplication of GIS in Facilities Space Management: Using Operations Dashboard to Visualize and Manage Utilization of Space Resources
Devyn Tremblay, SUNY AlbanyGeographic History of Lime Hollow, NY


  • Chris Badurek’s interests are in GIS modeling, digital image processing, UAS (drones), and web GIS. He serves on the NYSGISA Board of Directors, NYSGISA Education Committee, and is Co-Organizer of the 2019 NYS GIS Conference. Chris is a graduate of Cornell University (Biology) and University at Buffalo, SUNY (PhD, Geography).
  • Wendy Miller is the Department Chair and Associate Professor at SUNY Cortland.  She has been sharing the magic of GIS with community organizations for more than 15 years and earned her GISP in 2013.
  • Kelly Montague is a GIS Analyst at EDR and specializes in cartography, geospatial analysis, and graphic design.  Her prior experience notably includes working for National Geographic and the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer.  Kelly developed the cartography and graphic design for this landscape classification poster.
  • Abishek Poudel is a PhD student in Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management at SUNY ESF. I am enrolled in Monitoring, Analysis and Modeling area of study. My research involves investigating the precision and efficiency of using high spatial resolution aerial imagery obtained from small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) – a.k.a. drones – to map and quantify natural resources monitoring success across varying environment conditions.
  • David Richardson is a GIS and Conservation Information Manager with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) based in Albany.  He has a broad environmental sciences background and 25 years of GIS experience.  For the past few years, David has had a substantial focus on modeling floodplains and hydrologic processes to inform conservation and restoration strategies for riparian forests and wetlands across New York.
  • Devyn Tremblay is currently student enrolled at SUNY Albany master’s in GIS program. Undergrad done at SUNY Cortland receiving a bachelors of science in GIS.
  • Lisa Young is the GIS Services Manager at EDR and has more than 15 years of professional experience in GIS-based data collection/management, geospatial analysis, and cartography.  She has provided GIS support to in-house archaeologists in their investigation of numerous wind power projects, and developed the methodology used for this landscape classification model.
  • Rachel Zevin joined the Stella lab in the summer of 2017. She is interested in freshwater ecosystem management which inspired her to study for two graduate degrees in environmental science and public administration at SUNY ESF and Syracuse University respectively. Her research focuses on beavers in riparian systems. She aims to find out if environmental variables can be used to accurately model the density of beaver dams on riverscapes and predict their resulting impoundment’s size in the Adirondack State Park, New York.