Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences

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Hari Pant

Miscellaneous

Current and Past Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union.
  • Ecological Society of America.
  • International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment.
  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • American Society Agronomy/Soil Science

Grants and Contracts

  • Assessing Effects of Temperature on Phosphorus Bioavailability in Wetlands. National Science Foundation; Budget $453,433 (Individual; in resubmission).
  • Estimation of Carbon Sequestration in Wetlands. (Collaborative, in preparation).
  • Effects of Climate Changes on Phosphorus Mineralization in a Wetland. Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Research Award; Budget $3,353.85 (July 2007-June 2008).
  • An Assessment of Potential Internal Loading of Phosphorus in a Wetland Ecosystem. Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Research Award; total award $3,810.07 (July 2006 - June 30, 2007).
  • Graduate Research and Technology Initiative grant from New York State; total award $100,000 (October 2005 – March 2007).

Synergistic Activities

  • Developed gel filtration technique to purify samples prior to 31Phosphorus Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy analysis, and identified previously unreported forms of organic phosphorus.
  • Developed and taught classes pertaining to environmental sciences at Lehman College of the City University of New York, and Advanced Biogeochemistry course at Soil and Water   Science Department, University of Florida; consistently rate as an excellent professor by students (evidenced by student evaluations so far). 
  • Featured in “In Focus #307- Story of Sludge” WGCU/NPR Public Broadcasting, 2003.
  • Provided expert opinion on effects of global warming on ecosystems (i.e., I was quoted in article, namely, Warming Will Lead to Major Disease Outbreaks, Expert Warn by Nicholas Bakalar on National Geographic News, December 02, 2005
    (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/12/1202_051202_warming_health_2.html). The opinions provided are now frequently quoted on web blogs, as well. Others whose opinions were also included in the article were a professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University.

Course and Curricula Development

  • ENV 330; Environmental Impact Assessment, at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
  • ENV 255; Regional Topics and Field Methods in Environmental Science, at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
  • ENV 270; Environmental Pollution, at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
  • ENV 211; Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory, at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
  • ENV 420; Natural Resource Management: Senior Seminar, at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
  • Developed an undergraduate course, namely, Environmental Impact Assessment, GEO 440 at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
  • Developed an undergraduate course, namely, Environmental Biogeochemistry, GEO 410.
  • Developed an undergraduate course, namely, Introduction to Environmental Science, ENV/GEP 210 at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
  • Participated in the development of Letter of Intent for Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science Program in Environmental Science at Lehman College of the City University of New York
  • Coordinated the establishment of Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science Program in Environmental Science at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Provided expert opinions on reports of Environment New York on the Hudson River, NY, “Wasting Our Waterways” June 19, 2014.
  • Provided expert opinions on recycling/pollution; Inside Lehman 15 Full Show | Lehman College On-Demand Multimedia (Inside Lehman, June 24, 2014; http://digital-connect.lehman.edu/media/inside-lehman-15-full-show )
  • Provided opinions on Scientists mull quiet '09 hurricane season, if global warming equals more storms, where are they? Metro News- New York, Boston and Philadelphia Editions, August 11, 2009, page 05
    (http://www.metro.us/us/article/2009/08/10/23/4727-82/index.xml)
  • Provided opinions on debate on global warming, “Overall temps on rising trend” NY Metro (newspaper), April 28, 2009, page 10
    (http://www.readmetro.com/show/en/NewYork/20090428/2/10/)
  • Provided expert opinions on controversy surrounding the possible opening of Pelham Bay Park Landfill, Bronx, NY for public recreation. New 12 Bronx, August 11, 2007
    (http://www.news12.com/Login/authenticate_main?referer=http://www.news12.com%2FBX%2Ftopstories).
  • Provided expert opinions on topics related to Global Warming to Meridian, the Students Voice of Lehman College, the City University of New York (http://media.www.lcmeridian.com/media/storage/paper806/news/2007/09/03/StudentLife/Lehman.Students.Fight.Global.Warming-2937579.shtml).
  • Provided a brief comment/position on “Global Warming” for Science and Education roundups via PR Newswire’s National Feed, January 9, 2007.
  • Provided a brief comment/position on “how different mixes of trees could help local efforts to fight climate change efforts” to Discoveries and Breakthrough Inside Science, November 14, 2006.
  • Organized a Global Warming awareness seminar (Nationwide Climate Change Educational Initiative) presented by Dr. E. Goodstein, Professor at Lewis and Clark College, OR, and Director of Focus the Nation on Solutions to Global Warming on September 18, 2006.
  • Participation in the Research and Development Topics meeting, UK, July 1992 (organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Analytical Division, UK).
  • Participation in Scottish International Resource Project, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 1992 organized by Scottish International Resource Project, British Council, Scotland, UK).

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