Dr. Charles Driscoll

Professional Experience: 

Driscoll is a Distinguished and University Professor at Syracuse University. Driscoll’s scholarly work addresses the effects of disturbance on forest, freshwater and marine ecosystems, including air pollution (acid and mercury deposition), land-use, and climate change. Current research focuses on: recovery of eastern forest watersheds from elevated acidic deposition; atmospheric deposition, watershed and surface water transport and transformations, and biotic exposure of mercury; co-benefits of carbon dioxide emissions controls from power plants; ecosystem restoration; and ecosystem response to changing climate. He is an investigator of the Hubbard Brook Long-Term Ecosystem Research study. Driscoll is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Driscoll has testified at Congressional and state legislative committee hearings, and served on several local, national and international committees.  

Dr. Charles Driscoll

Research Interests/Expertise: 

  • Air pollution effects and management
  • Biogeochemisdtry
  • Climate change effects
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Enviornmental quality modeling

Active Memberships/Societies:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Assocaition of Envrionmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
  • Chair, National Academies Committee on Independent Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
  • Board Member, Skaneateles Lake Association
  • Editorial Board Member, Research, Science Partner Journal of AAAS

Notable Publications:

  • Olsom, C.I., H. Fakhraei and C. T. Driscoll. 2020. Mercury emissions, atmospheric concentrations, and wet deposition across the conterminous United States: Changes over 20 years of monitoring. Enviornmental Science & Technology Letters. 7(6):376-381 doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00185.
  • Hinckley, E.S., J. T. Crawford, H. Fakhraei, C.T. Driscoll. 2020. A shift in sulfur-cycle manipulation from atmospheric emissions to agricultural additions. Nature Geoscience. doiL 10.1038/s41561-020-0620-3.
  • Shao, S., C. T. Driscoll, T. Sullivan, D.A. Burns, B. Baldigo, G. Lawrence and T. McDonnell. 2020. The response of stream ecosystems in the Adirondack region of New York to historical and future changes in atmospheric deposition of sulfur and nitrogen. Science of Total Enviorment. 716:137113 doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137113.