Acidification and Recovery of Sensitive Lakes In The Adirondack Park, New York
Research Area(s): Water Quality
The emission and deposition of sulfur and nitrogen compounds have beenthought to acidify terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. One of the mostimpacted regions in the United Sates is the Adirondack Park in New York, which includes more than 4000 lakes. This multidisciplinaryresearch was started in 1994 to provide base line data and examinetemporal trends in chemical and biological properties and associatedmorphological and terrestrial factors in 30 lakes in the southwesternportion of the Adirondack Park. The study lakes are sampled twiceduring summer to quantify routine water chemistry variables, as well asphytoplankton, zooplankton, macrophyte, fish, and microbial communitystructures.
Measuring Plant Dark Respiration By Metabolic Heat Rate And Its Use As A Primary Indicator Of Environmental Stress
Research Area(s): Ecology and Environmental Physiology
This research provide data to compare the two measures of respiration(the rates of CO2 release and the calorimetric measure of heat rate)and to test hypothesis regarding the use of metabolic heat rate a s ameasure of a) growth potential under optimum conditions (genotypescreening) and b) environmental stress. (air pollution, temperature,cold, water, etc.)
Mechanisms of Plant Responses to Ozone in the Northeastern US
Research Area(s): Ecology and Environmental PhysiologyThe research which is currently being conducted involves an evaluationof the sensitivity of modern cultivars of soybeans to ozone airpollution. The work involves cultivars being offered for sale togrowers in the mid-Atlantic region. Grain yields and quality are themajor interest.
Nitrogen Dynamics In A Set Of Sensitive Lakes In The Adirondack Park, New York
Research Area(s): Water QualityFollowing reductions in the emission and deposition of sulfur compoundsin the past decade, continued atmospheric deposition of nitrogen andits adverse effect on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems have become afocus of concern. Chronic nitrogen deposition may result in increasedleaching of nitrogen from watersheds to lakes and cause undesirableconsequences depending on watershed terrestrial and physicalcharacteristics. The southwestern portion of the Adirondack Park, NewYork, includes lakes with substantial variations in nitrateconcentration, despite receiving similar rates of atmosphericdeposition. This region, therefore, provides a natural setting toidentify those watershed characteristics that may mediate atmosphericnitrogen addition. The specific objectives are to classify the 30 studylakes based on their nitrate concentrationsand relate the nitrate grouping to terrestrial, stream, and in lakecharacteristics.
Momen B., Menke J. W., and Welker J. M. 1992. Tissue water relations of Quercus wislizeniiseedlings: drought resistance in a California evergreen oak. Acta Oeologica, 13:127-136.
Momen B., Menke J. W., Welker J. M., Rice K. J., and Chapin F. S. III. 1994. Blue oak regeneration and seedling water relations in four sites within a California oak savanna. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 155:744-749.
Momen B. and Helms J. A. 1995. Osmotic adjustment induced by ozone: interactive effects of acid rain and ozone on water relations of field-grown seedling and mature trees of Pinus ponderosaDougl. ex Laws. Tree Physiology, 15:799-805.
Momen B., Eichler L. W., Boylen C. W., and Zehr J. P. 1996. Application of multivariate statistics in detecting temporal and spatial patterns of water chemistry in Lake George, New York. Ecological Modeling, 91:183-192.
Momen B., Helms J. A., and Criddle R. S. 1996. Foliar metabolic heat rate of seedlings and mature trees of Pinus ponderosa exposed to acid rain and ozone. Plant, Cell and Environment, 19:747-753.
Momen B. and Helms J. A. 1996. Effects of simulated acid rain and ozone on foliar chemistry of field-grown seedlings and mature tress of Pinus ponderosa. Environmental Pollution, 91:105-111.
Momen B., Eichler L. W., Boylen C. W., and Zehr J. P. 1997. Are recent watershed disturbances associated with temporal and spatial changes in water quality of Lake George, New York? Environmental Management, 21:725-732.
Anderson P. D., Houpis J. L. J., Helms J. A., andMomen B. 1997. Seasonal variations of gas-exchange and pigmentation of three grafted clones of mature ponderosa pine exposed to ozone and acid rain. Environmental Pollution, 97:253-263.
Momen B., Anderson P. D., Helms J. A., and Houpis J. L. J. 1997. Acid rain and ozone effects on gas exchange of Pinus ponderosa: A comparison between mature trees and seedlings. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 158:617-621.
Momen B. and Zehr J. P. 1998. Watershed classification by discriminant analysis of lakewater-chemistry and terrestrial variables. Ecological Applications, 8:497-507.
Momen B., Anderson P. D., and Helms J. A. 1999. Temperature dependency of acid rain effects on photosynthesis of Pinus-ponderosa trees. Forest Ecology and Management, 113:223-230.
Momen B., Zehr J. P., Boylen C. W., and Sutherland J. W. 1999. Determination of summer nitrate concentration in a set of Adirondack lakes, New York. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 111:19-28.
Momen B., Anderson P. D., and Helms J. A. 2001. Application of response-surface methodology and ANOVA to detect pollution effects on photosynthetic response under varying temperature and light regimes. Forest Ecology and Management, 152:331-337.
Gilker R. E., Weil R. R., Krizek D. T., and Momen B. 2002. Eastern gamagrass penetration in adverse subsoil conditions. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 66:931-938.
Kaminski J. E., Dernoeden P. H., O'Neill N. R., andMomen B. 2002. Reactivation of bentgrass dead spot and growth, pseudothecia production, and ascospore germination of Ophiosphaerella agrostis. Plant Disease, 86:1290-1296.
Momen B., Anderson P. D., Houpis J. L. J., and Helms J. A. 2002. Growth of ponderosa pine seedlings as affected by air pollution. Atmospheric Environment, 36:1875-1882.
Dzantor E. K., Woolston J. E., and Momen B. 2002. PCB dissipation and microbial community analysis in rhizosphere soil under substrate amendment conditions. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 4:283-295.
Nahabedian M. Y., Momen B., Galdino G., and Manson P. N. 2002. Breast reconstruction with the free TRAM or DIEP flap: Patient selection, choice of flap, and outcome. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 110:466-477.
Schwartz D. M., Fultz S. W., Poole T. E., Semler J. W., and Momen B. 2003. Evaluation of perennial cool season forage grasses under simulated management intensive grazing. Mid-Atlantic Grain and Forage Journal, 8:1-6.
Nahabedian M. Y., Tsangaris T., Momen B., and Manson P. N. 2003. Infection complications following breast reconstruction with expanders and implants. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 112:467-476.
Ashktorab H., Smoot D. T., Rahmanian M., Kittles R., Vosganian G., Doura M., Nidhiry E., Naab T.,Momen B., Giardiello F. M., Shakhani S., and Carethers J. M. 2003. High Incidence of Microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer from African Americans. Clinical Cancer Research, 9:1112-1117.
Lawrence G. B., Momen B., and Roy K. 2004. Use of stream chemistry for monitoring acidic deposition effects in the Adirondack region of New York. Journal of Environmental Quality, 33:1002-1009.
Momen B., Anderson P. D., Sullivan J. H., and Helms J. A. 2004. A multivariate statistical approach to predicting mature tree performance based on seedling characteristics. New Forests, 27:303-313.
Nahabedian M. Y., Momen B., and Manson P. N. 2004. Factors associated with anastomotic failure after microvascular reconstruction of the breast. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 114:74-82.
Nahabedian M. Y. and Momen B. 2005. Lower abdominal bulge after deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 54: 124-129.
Nahabedian M. Y., Tsangaris T., and Momen B. 2005. Breast reconstruction with the DIEP flap or the muscle-sparing (MS-2) free TRAM flap: Is there a difference? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 115:.436-444.
Ashktorab H., Smoot D. T., Farzanmehr H., Fidelia-Lambert M. T., Momen B., Hylind L., Iacosozio-Dononue C., Carethers M. J., Goel A., Boland C. R., and Giardiello F. M. 2005. Clinicopathological features and microsatellite instability (MSI) in colorectal cancers from African Americans. International Journal of Cancer, 116:914-919.
Methe B. A., Nelson K. E., Deming J. W., Momen B., Melamud E., Zhang X., Moult J., Madupa R., Nelson W. C., Dodson R. J., Brinkac L. M., Daugherty S. C., Wu M., Huston A. L., Lewis M., Weaver B., Weidman J. F., Khouri H., Utterback T. R., Feldblyum T. V., and Fraser C. M. 2005. The psychrophilic lifestyle as revealed by the genome sequence of Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H through genomic and proteomic analyses. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 102:10913-10918.
Ritter R. L., Menbere H., and Momen B. 2005. Tolerance of Maryland-Type Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) to Sulfentrazone. Weed Technology, 19:885-890.
Kratochvil R. J., Coale F. J., Momen B., Harrison Jr. M. R., Pearce J. T., and Schlosnagle S. 2006. Cropping systems for phytoremediation of phosphorus-enriched soils. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 8:117-130.
Momen B., Lawrence G. B., Nierzwicki-Bauer S. A., Sutherland J. W., Eichler L. W., Harrison J., and Boylen C. W. 2006. Trends in summer chemistry linked to productivity in lakes recovering from acid deposition in the Adirondack region of New York. Ecosystems, 9: 1306-1317.
Lawrence G. B., Sutherland J. W., Boylen C. W., Nierzwicki-Bauer S. A., Momen, B., Baldigo B. P., Simonin H. A. 2007. Acid rain effects on aluminum mobilization clarified by inclusion of strong organic acids. Environmental Science and Technology, 41: 93-98.
DeStefano D., Grybauskus A., Sherald J., Momen B., Huang Q., and Sullivan J. H. 2007. Chemotherapeutic Treatment options to manage bacterial leaf scorch (Xylella fastidiosa) in shade trees. Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.
Ashktorab H. , Begum R., Akhgar A., Smoot D. T., Elbedawi M., Daremipouran M., Zhao A., Momen B., and Giardiello F. M. 2007. Folate status and risk of colorectal polyps in African Americans. Digestive Disease and Sciences, 52: 1462-1470.
Yesilonis I. D., James B. R., Pouyat R. V., andMomen B. 2008. Lead forms in urban turfgrass and forest soils as related to organic matter content and pH. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 146:1-17.
Nahabedian M. Y. and Momen B. 2008. The Impact of breast reconstruction on the oncologic efficacy of radiation therapy: A retrospective analysis. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 60:244-250.
Pava-Ripoll M., Posada F., Momen B., Wang C., and Leger R. 2008. Increased pathogenicity against coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by Metarhizium anisopliae expressing the scorpion toxin (AaIT) gene. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 99:220-226.
Zhang H., Liu J., Li C., Momen B., Kohanski R., and Pick L. 2009. A fly model for diabetes: deletion of Drosophila insulin-like peptides causes growth defects and metabolic abnormalities. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 46:19617-19622.
Gruver L.S., Weil R.R., Zasada I.A., Kremen A.E., Sardanelli S., and Momen B. 2010. Application of faunal analysis tools to a nematode community treated with Brassicaceous and rye cover crops Part I: Community composition. Applied Soil Ecology, 45:1-12.
Pigati R.L., Dernoeden P.H., Grybauskas A.P., andMomen B. 2010. Simulated rainfall and mowing impact fungicide performance when targeting dollar spot in creeping bentgrass. Plant Disease, 94:596-603.
Nierzwicki-Bauer S.A., Boylen C.W., Eichler L.W., Harrison J.P., Sutherland J.W., Shaw W., Daniels R.A., Charles D.F., Acker F., Sullivan T.J., Momen B., and Bukaveckas P. 2010. Acidification in the Adirondacks: defining the biota in trophic Levels of 30 Chemically Diverse Acid-Impacted Lakes. Environmental Science and Technology, 44: 5721-5727.
Pangelinan M., Kagerer F., Momen B., Hatfield B., and Clark J. 2011. Electrocortical dynamics reflect age-related differences in movement kinematics in children and adults. Cerebral Corte, 21:737-747.
Fisher K.A., Momen B. and Kratochvil R.J. In Press. Is broadcasting seed an effective winter cover crop planting method? Agronomy Journal.