Publications

Published Papers

Aguayo, M; Yu, Z; Piasecki, M; and FA Montalto (2013) Development of a Database and WebApplication for Low Impact Development Rapid Assessment (LIDRA) tool version 2.0. Journal of Hydroinformatics. (in press)

Alfredo, K; Montalto, FA; & A. Goldstein (2010) Observed and Modeled Performance of Prototype Green Roof Test Plots Subjected to Simulated Low and High Intensity Precipitation in a Laboratory Experiment. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. Vol. 15. Issue 6. 444-457.

Basinger, M; Montalto, FA; and U Lall (2010) A Rainwater Harvesting System Reliability Model Based on Nonparametric Stochastic Rainfall Generator. Journal of Hydrology. 392. 105-118.

Cataldo, J; Behr, C; Montalto, FA; Pierce, RJ (2010) Prediction of Transmission Losses in Ephemeral Streams: Western USA. Open Journal of Hydrology. Vol. 4. pp 19-34.

Catalano de Sousa, M; Montalto, FA; and S Spatari. (2012) LCA as a Tool to Evaluate Watershed-Scale CSO control Strategies, including Green Infrastructure. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 16(6) 901-913.

Collick, AS; Easton, ZM; Montalto, FA; Gao, B; Kim, YJ and T Steenhuis. (2006) Hydrologic Evaluation of Septic Disposal Field Design in Sloping Terrains”. Journal of Environmental Engineering 132: 1289-1297

Chambers, RM; Osgood, DT; Bart, DJ and FA Montalto (2003). Phragmites australis Invasion and Expansion in Tidal Wetlands: Interactions among Salinity, Sulfide, and Hydrology. Estuaries. Vol. 26, No. 2b, 398-406.

DiGiovanni, K; Gaffin, S; Montalto, FA and C Rosenzweig (2013) The Applicability of Classical Predictive Equations for the Estimation of Evapotranspiration from Urban Green Spaces: Green Roof Results. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 99-107.

Felson, AJ; Pavao-Zuckerman, M; Carter, T; Montalto, FA; Shuster, W; Springer, N; Stander, EK; and O Starry (2013) Mapping the Design Process for Urban Ecological Researchers. Bioscience. 63(11) 854-865.

Galada, HC; Montalto, FA; Gurian, PL; Sheller, M: Piasecki, M; Ayalew, T; and S O’Connor (2014) Assessing Preferences Regarding Centralized and Decentralized Water Infrastructure in Post-Earthquake Leogane, Haiti. Earth Perspectives. 1:5. http://www.earth-perspectives.com/1/1/5

Galada, HC; Gurian, PL; Montalto, FA; Sheller, M; Piasecki, M; Ayalew, T: and S O’Connor. (2014) Attitudes Toward Post-earthquake Water and Sanitation Management and Payment Options for Leogane, Haiti. Water International. 38(6) 744-757.

Gurian, PL; Aktan, AE; Montalto, FA and F. Moon. (2010) Research Priorities for Infrastructure Asset Management COMMONWEALTH: A Journal of Political Science Vol. 9.4, pp 43-53.

Mason, E and FA Montalto (2014) The Overlooked Role of New York City Urban Yards in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change. Local Environment. (1-16)

Montalto, FA and T Steenhuis (2004). The Link between Hydrology and Restoration of Tidal Marshes in the NY/NJ Estuary. Wetlands. Vol. 24, No. 2 pp. 414-425.

Montalto, FA, T. S. Steenhuis, and J.-Y. Parlange (2006) The hydrology of Piermont Marsh, a reference for tidal marsh restoration in the NY Estuary, Journal of Hydrology., 316 (1-4) 108-128.

Montalto, FA; Parlange, J-Yves; and TS Steenhuis, (2007). A Simple Model of For Predicting Water Table Fluctuations in a Tidal Marsh. Water Resources Research. 43, W03439, doi:10.1029/2004WR003913.

Montalto, FA; Behr, CT; Alfredo, K; Wolf, M; Arye, M; and M. Walsh (2007) A Rapid Assessment of the Cost Effectiveness of Low Impact Development for Control of Combined Sewer Overflows Landscape and Urban Planning 82: pp. 117-131.

Montalto, F, and D. Tagliapietra, E. Trevisiol. (1996). Natural Treatment Systems in the Venetian Lagoon, Case Study: The Island of Lazzaretto Nuovo. Ingegneria Sanitaria Ambientale. ANDIS: Perugia (Italy). No. 3-4. 40-88.

Montalto, FA; Bartrand, TA; Waldman, AM; Travaline, K; Loomis, C; McAfee, C; Geldi, J and G. Riggal. (2012) Decentralized Green Infrastructure: The Importance of Stakeholder Behavior in Determining Spatial and Temporal Outcomes. Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. 1-19.

Sheller, M; Galada, HC; Montalto, FA, Gurian, PL; Piasecki, M; Ayalew, TB; and S O’Connor. (2013) Gender, Disaster, and Resilience: Assessing Women’s Water and Sanitation Needs in Leogane, Haiti, before and after the 2010 Earthquake. wH20: The Journal of Gender and Water. 2(2) 18-27.

Sheller, M; O’Connor, S; Galada, HC; Montalto, FA; Gurian, PL; and M Piasecki (2011) Participatory Engineering for Recovery in Post-earthquake Haiti. Engineering Studies (accepted).

Smalls-Mantey, L; DiGiovanni, K; Olson, M; and FA Montalto (2012) Validation of two soil heat flux estimation techniques against observations made in an engineered urban green space. Urban Climate. (in press)

Spatari, S; Yu, Z and FA Montalto (2011) Life Cycle Implications of Urban Green Infrastructure Development. Environmental Pollution. 159 (8-9) 2174-2179.

Zhou, J, Montalto, FA; Erdal, ZK; Mcreanor, PT (2009) Sustainability. Water Environment Research, pp. 1451-1489 (39)

Zhou, J; Erdal, ZK; Mcreanor, PT Montalto, FA (2010) Sustainability. Water Environment Research. 82 (10). 1376-1395.

Zhou, J; Mcreanor, PT; Montalto, FA; Erdal, ZK; (2011) Sustainability. Water Environment Research. 83 (10). 1414-1438.

Zhou, J, Montalto, FA; Erdal, ZK; Mcreanor, PT (2012) Sustainability. Water Environment Research, (in press)

Book Chapters

Montalto, FA ; Behr, CT ; Yu, Z (2011) Accounting for Uncertainty in Determining Green Infrastructure Cost-effectiveness. In Thurston, H., ed. Economic Incentives for Stormwater Control. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. 256 pp.

Montalto, FA “Optimism and the Future of Urban Water Infrastructure” an essay in Brookner, J. (2009) Urban Rain: Stormwater as Resource. ORO Editions, 64 pp.

Rostad, N and FA Montalto (2012) “Chapter 15: Using Urban Runoff for Toilet Flushing” in Zehman, F (ed) Metropolitan Sustainability: Understanding and Improving the Urban Environment. Woodhead Publishing: Philadelphia. 739 pp.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Alizadehtazi, B; Montalto, FA. (2014) Role of Vegetation and Mulch in Mitigating the Effects of Raindrop Impact on Runoff and Infiltration from Urban Vegetated Green Infrastructure. Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Portland, OR, June 1-5, 2014.

Alizadehtazi, B; Montalto, FA; and AE Aktan (2012) Routing Bridge Deck Runoff to Underlying Riparian Ecosystems: Soil Moisture and Thermal Loads. Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Albuquerque, NM, May 20-24, 2012.

Alizadehtazi, B; DiGiovanni, K; Gurian, PL; and FA Montalto. (2011) Relationships Between Land Cover and Infiltration Capacity in Urban Landscapes. Proceedings of the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Bartrand, T; Montalto, FA; Lall, U; Steenhuis, T and T Wolde-Georgis (2008) “Preliminary results of an agent-based simulation featuring the coupled hydrologic and human interactions typical of a rural Ethiopian village” paper presented at International Conference on Water Scarcity, Global Changes, and Groundwater Management Responses. Convened by UNESCO, University of California, Irvine, and USGS

Behr, CT and FA Montalto (2008). “Risk Analysis Application for Assessing the Cost-effectiveness of Low Impact Development for CSO Control using LIDRA” Paper presented at the 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference, organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Nov. 16-19, 2008. Seattle, WA

Behr, CT and FA Montalto (2012) “Accounting for Uncertainty in the Economic Valuation of Green Infrastructure Investments” Paper presented at the 2012 Stormwater Symposium, organized by the Water Environment Federation, July 18-20, 2012. Baltimore, MD.

Braden, J; Ghalayini, D; Grant, J; Kloss, C; MacMullen, E; Morse, S; Montalto, FA; Nees, D; Nowak, S; Peck, S; Shaikh, S; Wise, S; and C Yu (2009) Integrating Valuation Methods to Recognize Green Infrastructure’s Multiple Benefits. Proceedings of the 2010 International LID Conference “Redefining Water in the City” April 11-14, 2010 Westin Airport Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Britton, J; Galada, H; Gurian, P; Montalto, FA; O’Connor, S; Piasecki, M and M Sheller. (2011) Stakeholder Priorities for Water and Sanitation Development in Leogane, Haiti. Oral presentation and extended abstract. AEESP Research and Education Conference. University of South Florida, July 11, 2011.

Catalano de Sousa,MR; Smalls-Mantey, L; Yu, Z; and FA Montalto (2013) Distributing Urban Resilience to Extreme Precipitation Events with Green Infrastructure. Oral presentation at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9-13, 2013

Catalano de Sousa, M; Montalto, FA; Spatari, S; Li, C and S. Rangarajan (2012) Assessing the Life Cycle Performance of Alternative CSO Reduction Strategies. Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Albuquerque, NM, May 20-24, 2012.

DiGiovanni, K, Montalto, FA and S Gaffin. (2014) Evapotranspiration from Sites in a Heterogeneous Urban Environment (2014) Oral Presentation at the 2014 Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale and Beyond. April 7-10, 2014, Raleigh Brownstone- University, Raleigh, North Carolina

DiGivoanni, K; Montalto FA; and S. Gaffin (2013) A Comparative Analysis of Evapotranspiration Rates and Microclimate Conditions Across Urban Green Spaces in NYC. Oral Presentation at the ASCE-EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio May 19-23, 2013

DiGiovanni, K; Miller, S; Montalto, FA; and S Gaffin. (2013) Engineering Urban Green Spaces for Evapotranspiration: Vegetation and Climate. Oral presentation at the Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Symposium. October 17-18, 2013; Villanova University, Villanova, PA.

DiGiovanni, K; Montalto, FA and S. Gaffin (2012) Evapotranspiration from Urban Green Spaces in the Urban Northeast. Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Albuquerque, NM, May 20-24, 2012.

DiGiovanni, K; Gaffin, S; Montalto, FA and C Rosenzweig (2010) Evaluation of Physically and Empirically-based Models for the Estimation of Green Roof Evapotranspiration. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

DiGiovanni, K; Gaffin, S and FA Montalto (2009) Green Roof Hydrology: Results from a Small-Scale Lysimeter Setup (Bronx, NY). Proceedings of the 2010 International LID Conference “Redefining Water in the City” April 11-14, 2010 Westin Airport Hotel, San Francisco, CA

DiGiovanni, K; Gaffin, S; Montalto, FA, and C Rosenzweig. (2011) The Applicability of Classical Predictive Equations for the Estimation of Evapotranspiration from Urban Green Spaces: Green Roof Results. Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Palm Springs, California, May 22-26, 2011.

DiGiovanni, K; Montalto, FA; Gaffin, S; and C Rosenzweig (2011) Measurement and Estimation of Evapotranspiration from Urban Green Spaces in New York City. Proceedings of the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Goldstein, A and FA Montalto (2009) Resolution and Uncertainty Analysis of a Block-Scale Urban Drainage Model. Proceedings of the ASCE Environment and Water Resources Institute Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, May 16-20, 2010

Goldstein, A and FA Montalto (2009) Uncertainty in the Modeling of Urban Green Infrastructure. Watershed Management 2010 Conference, ASCE-EWRI Madison, Wisconsin, August 23-27, 2010

Goldstein, A and FA Montalto (2011). Comparison of a High and Low Spatial Resolution Model for an Urban Block and Implications for Depicting Low Impact Development. (2011) Proceedings of the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Jeffers, Scott and FA Montalto (2014) Quantifying Urban Green Stormwater Infrastructure Performance with Hydrologic Abstractions. Oral Presentation at the Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas Conference, January 14-15, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Khader, O and FA Montalto (2008) “Development and Calibration of a High Resolution SWMM Model for Simulating the Effects of LID Retrofits on the outflow hydrograph of a dense urban watershed” Paper presented at the 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference, organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Nov. 16-19, 2008. Seattle, WA

Montalto, FA and Z Yu (2013) Planning Green Infrastructure Retrofits in Urban Neighborhoods with the Low Impact Development Rapid Assessment (LIDRA) Tool. Oral Presentation at the 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium, University of Minnesota, August 18-21, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Montalto, FA and T Bartrand (2013) Using Agent-Based Models to Investigate Green Infrastructure Emergence in Philadelphia. Oral Presentation at the 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium, University of Minnesota, August 18-21, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Montalto, FA, Catalano de Sousa, MR; Smalls-Mantey, L and Z Yu (2013) Performance of the Nashville Greenstreet (Queens, NY) during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. Oral Presentation at the 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium, University of Minnesota, August 18-21, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Montalto, FA and A Waldman (2010) Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A Prototypical Multi-Domain Complex Infrastructure System. Proceedings from the Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, July 11-15 2010 Philadelphia, PA

Montalto, FA and A Waldman, T Bartrand, K Travaline, C Loomis, C McAfee, J Geldi and G Riggal (2010) The Emergence of Urban Hydrologic Outcomes from Inter-Related Social and Physical Dynamics. Oral presentation at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Montalto, FA, Waldman, A; Travaline, K; Bartrand, T; Geldi, J; Rigal, G; McAfee, C and C Loomis (2012) “Directing stormwater into small, urban, vegetated spaces: interacting biophysical and institutional constraints” Invited presentation at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 3-7, 2012

Montalto, FA and W Lucas (2011) How Are Low Impact Stormwater Control Measures Simulated By Different Computational Models? Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Palm Springs, California, May 22-26, 2011.

Moon, F.L.; Gurian, P; Montalto, F.A. and A.E. Aktan (2008) Integrating human, natural and engineered systems and associated paradigms for infrastructure asset management. Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 08), Seoul, Korea

Nichols, C; Montalto, FA; Rothstein, E; Bayley, A; and B Mitchell (2011) Implementation and Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Green Infrastructure Technology in Newark. Proceedings of the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Pradhan, AR; Gurian, PL; Montalto, FA; Moon, F; and AE Aktan (2010) System-Identification of Multi-Domain (Human, Natural, and Engineered) Infrastructure systems. Proceedings from the Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, July 11-15 2010 Philadelphia, PA

Rostad, N; White, S; and FA Montalto (2012) Incorporating Experiments under Simulated Rainfall to Improve Curve Number Estimates Influence of Canopy Interception on the SCS Initial Abstraction. Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Albuquerque, NM, May 20-24, 2012.

Rostad, N; DiGiovanni, K and FA Montalto. (2012) Ecosystem Service Valuation of Three Green Infrastructure Installations in New York City. Oral presentation at the 2012 American Water Works Association 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference March 18-21, 2012 – Portland, Oregon

Rostad, N and FA Montalto (2011) Assessing Rainwater Harvesting Potential in Four US Cities. Proceedings of the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Rostad, N; White, S; DiGiovanni, K; and FA Montalto. (2011) Canopy Interception in Vegetated Stormwater Management Features. Oral Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. December 5-9, 2011

Travaline, KA; Waldman, AM; and FA Montalto (2011) Managing Uncertainty and Complexity in the Development of a Green Infrastructure Program Through Stakeholder Participation: An Analysis of a Participatory Process through Deliberative Democracy Lens. Proceedings of the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Waldman, A; Bartrand, T; Travaline, K; Montalto, FA; Riggal, G; Geldi, J; McAffee, C and C Loomis. (2011) Exploring Green Infrastructure Program Scenarios in a Gentrifying Ultra-Urban Blighted Neighborhood. Proceedings of the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Wegst, UGK; Barr, CM; and FA Montalto (2010) Eco-Audit of Seven Green Infrastructure Practices. Proceedings from the Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, July 11-15 2010 Philadelphia, PA

Yerk, W and FA Montalto (2013) Quantifying Interception Associated with New Urban Vegetation Canopies. Oral presentation at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9-13, 2013

Yerk, W and FA Montalto (2013) Rainfall Interception by Four Common Shru Species. Oral presentation at the Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Symposium. October 17-18, 2013; Villanova University, Villanova, PA.

Yu, Z; Aguayo, M; Piasecki, M and FA Montalto (2010) Developments in LIDRA 2.0: a planning level assessment of the cost-effectiveness of low impact development. Proceedings of the ASCE Environment and Water Resources Institute Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, May 16-20, 2010

Conference Poster Presentations

Alizadehtazi, B; Montalto, FA; Gurian, P and K. Sjoblom (2013) Role of Vegetation and Mulch in Mitigating the Effects of Raindrop Impact on Runoff and Infiltration from Urban Vegetated Green Infrastructure. Poster Presented at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9-13, 2013

Basinger, M; Lall, U; and FA Montalto (2008) “SARET: A Rainwater Harvesting Storage Tank Sizing Tool Based on a Bootstrapped Markov Chain Model” Poster presented at the 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference, organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Nov. 16-19, 2008. Seattle, WA

Bayley, A and FA Montalto. (2011) Opportunities and Challenges for Collaboration in a Community-based LID project in Newark, NJ. Poster Presented at the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Catalano de Sousa, MR; Montalto, FA; and Spatari, S. (2011) LCA as a Tool to Evaluate Green Infrastructure Environmental Performance. Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Dec. 5-9, 2011

DiGiovanni, K and FA Montalto (2013) Measured Evapotranspiration Rates from Urban Green Spaces in New York City. Poster Presented at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9-13, 2013

DiGiovanni, K; Montalto, FA; and S Gaffin (2012) Evapotranspiration from Urban Green Spaces in the Northeast United States. Poster presentation at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 3-7 2012.

DiGiovanni, K and FA Montalto (2009) Evaluation of the sustainability of rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse to mitigate urban water issues: A NYC water quality perspective. Poster presented at PENNTEC 2009, Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), June 7-10, 2009 Lancaster, PA

DiGiovanni, K; Gaffin, S; and FA Montalto (2009) Low Impact Development (LID) Technologies for Sustainable Stormwater Management: Studies from a Green Roof Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 14-18, 2009

DiGiovanni, K; Gaffin, S; and FA Montalto (2009) The experimental results from a green roof lysimeter. Poster presented at 2010 Watershed Management Conference Madison, WI, August 23-27, 2010

DiGiovanni, K.; Goldstein, A; Montalto, FA; Morin, T; Reinhardt, L; Shaw, R; Shetty, N; and S. Yaeger. (2010) Evaluation of the Stormwater Capture Potential of New York City Soils: Implications of Infiltration Rate Variability on Urban Runoff Predictions. Presented at Million Trees Research Conference, NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation.

DiGiovanni, K; Rostad, N; Montalto, FA; Gaffin, S; and C Rosenzweig (2011) A Comparative Analysis of Evapotranspiration from Urban Green Spaces in the Northeast US. Poster presented at the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting. December 5-9, 2011 San Francisco, CA.

DiGiovanni, KA; Montalto, FA; and A Goldstein. (2010) “Evaluation of the Stormwater Capture Potential of New York City Soils: Implications of Infiltration Rate Variability on Urban Runoff Predictions” Cities and the Environment. (13)1. Pp 15. Available at http://escholarship.bc.edu/cate/vol3/iss1/15

Goldstein, A; DiGiovanni, K and FA Montalto. (2009) Statistical Examination of the Resolution of a Block-Scale Urban Drainage Model. Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 14-18, 2009

Moon, F.L.; Gurian, P; Montalto, F.A. and A.E. Aktan (2008) “Integrating human, natural and engineered systems and associated paradigms for infrastructure asset management,” Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 08), Seoul, Korea

Montalto, FA; Behr, CT; Culligan, PJ; Vilnrotter, K; Fe, AZ (2006) “Brooklyn Property Owner Opinions And The Urban Water Cycle” Paper No. 116-5 presented at the Geological Society of America: Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2006 Philadelphia, PA. Poster accessible at: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006AM/finalprogram/abstract_114332.htm

Montalto, FA (2004) “Marsh Hydrology: A Simple Model for Predicting Water Table Elevation Fluctuations” Presented at the American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference: Salt Marsh Geomorphology: Physical and Ecological Effects on Landform, October 9-13, 2004   Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Rostad, N and FA Montalto (2011) Interception Storage Capacities of Plants Used in Vegetated Stormwater Management Features. Poster Presented at the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Smalls-Mantey, L; DiGivoanni, K; Olson, M; and FA Montalto (2013) Validation of Two Soil Heat Flux Estimation Techniques Against Observations Made in an Engineered Urban Green Space. Poster Presentation at the 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium, University of Minnesota, August 18-21, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Smalls-Mantey, L; Jeffers, S; and FA Montalto (2013) Neighborhood Scale Green Infrastructure Performance Informed by Field Monitoring and Social Interactions. Poster Presented at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9-13, 2013

Yu, Z and FA Montalto (2012) Using machine learning to study the relationship of precipitation to other climate characteristics. Poster presentation at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 3-7, 2012

Yu, Z and FA Montalto (2011) Optimizing Selection of Decentralized Stormwater Management Strategies in Urbanized Regions with LIDRA 2.0. Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 5-9. San Francisco, CA.

Yu, Z; DiGiovanni, K and FA Montalto. (2010) Using a Calibrated Thornthwaite Mather Model to Estimate the Effects of Green Infrastructure on Hydro Fluxes in an Urban Watershed. Poster presentation at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Yu, Z; Montalto, FA; and CT Behr. (2011) Probabilistic Analysis of the Life Cycle Cost of Green Infrastructure from an Investment Perspective. Poster Presented at the 2011 LID Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. September 25-28, 2011.

Invited Seminars, Public Testimony, and Speaking

4/3/14             Invited Speaker, “Planning Green Infrastructure Retrofits in Urban Neighborhoods with the Low Impact Development Rapid Assessment (LIDRA) Tool” Low Impact Development in Houston Workshop, Rice University, Houston, TX

2/20/14            Invited Speaker, “Using Agent-Based Models to Investigate Green Infrastructure Emergence” National Science Foundation, Washington, DC

1/24/14            Invited Panelist, Yale Urban Ecosystem Services Symposium, Yale University, New Haven, CT

11/19/13          Invited Speaker, “Green Infrastructure: Building Decentralized Ecosystem Services in the Urban Landscape” Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Philadelphia Section Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

11/7-8/13         Invited Colloquium Participant, City Parks and Green Infrastructure: How Can Parks Help Manage Stormwater? Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston, MA

10/17-18/13      Invited panelist, Urban Resilience in an Era of Climate Change: Global Input for Local Solutions, Kingsboro Community College, Brooklyn, NY

10/16/13          Invited Keynote Speaker, “Severe Weather, Flooding, and Green Infrastructure: Leveraging Distributed Watershed Investments to Promote Regional Resilience” Southeast New York Stormwater Conference and Trade Show, Beacon, NY

10/8/13            Invited Speaker, “Green Technologies (Infrastructure): A Distributed Approach to Providing Infrastructure Services (and mitigating threats)” New Jersey’s Lower Hudson River Waterfront – 25 Years of Construction. Challenges for the Next 25 Post Sandy Era. Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.

9/18/13            Invited Speaker, “What is Being Done to Address Water Pollution” Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Workshop, Pier 40 Hudson River Park, New York, NY

9/9/13             Invited Speaker, “Performance of the Nashville Greenstreet (Queens, NY) during Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and other Recent Extreme Events” H2O9 Forum: Water Challenges for Coastal Cities- From the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor, Columbia University, New York, NY

7/10/13            Invited presenter, “Daylighting Streams in Urban Contexts” Urban Streams Symposium, The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and the Hudson River Foundation, New York, NY

6/13/13            Invited Speaker, “Urban Green Infrastructure: Enhancing the Triple Bottom Line” City21/Part 3: Issues and Innovations in 21st Century Cities: A Cross Cultural Video Conference Between Mexico City and Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

6/12/13            Invited Speaker, “Planning Green Infrastructure Retrofits in Urban Neighborhoods with the Low Impact Development Rapid Assessment (LIDRA) Tool” 2nd Long Island Green Infrastructure Conference and Expo, Brookhaven National Labs, Upton, NY

5/23/13            Invited speaker, “Urban Green Infrastructure: Mitigation, Adaptation, or Both” Climate Changed Cities: conference on Climate Adaptation in Urban Areas, IUAV University, Venice, Italy

4/7/2013          Invited presenter, “Emerging Phenomena in Green Infrastructure Research” Engineering Sustainability 2013, The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

3/28/13            Invited Speaker, “Plant Stormwater Use Through Evaporation and Evapotranspiration” Office of Green Infrastructure, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Queens, NY

2/26/2013        Invited keynote presenter, “Green Infrastructure – Cost Effectiveness at Different Scales” Low Impact Development in Houston, TX. Rice University.

1/17/2013        Invited presenter, “Green Infrastructure – Triple Bottom Line Benefits at Different Scales” AWRA-PMAS lunchtime seminar series, Philadelphia, PA

12/18/2012       Invited presenter, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Determining Green Infrastructure Cost-effectiveness with LIDRA” National webinar with ~200 viewers hosted by USEPA

12/3/2012        Invited Presenter, “Ecosystems and Green Infrastructure””, Hurricane Sandy and Beyond Engineering, Ecology, and Policy Pathways, Hunter College, NYC

11/28/2012       Invited Presenter, “Green Infrastructure: Stormwater Benefits at Different Scales” The Con Edison Sustainable Infrastructure Symposium, New York, NY.

9/21/2012        Invited Presenter, “Watershed Planning and Restoration: Emerging Tools and Green Infrastructure Strategies.” Watershed Assessment & Low Impact Development for Local and Regional Stormwater Management, Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY.

7/25/12            Featured Faculty Presentation, “Post-Earthquake Haitian Infrastructure Reconstruction” Summer Days 2012. Invited to address group of ~200 prospective students & their families, Drexel University.

7/24/12            Co-Convener, Roundtable on Urban Ecohydrology Science and Practice. Convened with the US Forest Service; attended by over 75 scientists and practitioners attended. Master of Ceremonies and also presenter “Green infrastructure as a Climate Adaptation Strategy.” Drexel Univ. Philadelphia, PA

6/26/12            Invited breakout group facilitator, “Impacts of Extreme Climate Events on Urban Coasts” a workshop organized by the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ

6/22/12            Invited session organizer and speaker, “Just Add Water: Greening Cities through Sustainable Stormwater Management” Remaking America for the 21st Century: Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference, June 20-22, New Orleans, LA

5/18/12            Invited Speaker and Panelist, “Green Infrastructure: New Opportunities born of challenges” 2012 Waterfront Conference – Our Harbor: an Environmental Engine and Economic Resource, organized by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

4/17/12            Invited Speaker, “Challenges to Scaling up Green Infrastructure Implementation in Urban Watersheds” Green Roof Science Symposium. Barnard College and Columbia University, New York

4/5/12              Invited Speaker, “Green infrastructure: site and scale-up studies” Syracuse University, LC College of Engineering and computer science

3/29/12            Invited Speaker, “Green infrastructure: Engineering and Planning challenges in Heavily Urbanized Landscapes” Università IUAV di Venezia, Regional Planning Program

3/15/12            Presentation at Hudson County, NJ Municipal Planning Offices to NY/NJ Baykeeper, Hackensack Riverkeeper, Sustainable Jersey City Program staff “Exploring green infrastructure program scenarios through stakeholder-informed LIDRA 2.0 simulations”

1/12/12            Webinar Presenter for the NOAA-funded Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) “Exploring green infrastructure program scenarios through stakeholder informed agent-based simulations”

12/15/11          Keynote Speaker and Breakout Session Facilitator, 6th Annual Meeting Hudson River Watershed Alliance, “Watershed Planning and Restoration: The “Emergence” of Green Infrastructure Strategies”

11/7/11            Invited Speaker, “Green Infrastructure: Engineering multiple functions into urban landscapes.” University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture

10/6/11            Invited speaker and panelist, Fall 2011 Million Trees NYC Advisory Board Meeting, Prospect Park (Brooklyn, NY) Rainfall Interception and Carbon Sequestration for “the first 500,000”

8/17/11            Trainer, LIDRA 2.0: All day training for municipal engineers and planners from the Hudson River Valley Regional Council

7/13/11            Host, LIDRA 2.0: Webinar for municipal engineers and planners from the Hudson River Valley, Hudson Valley Regional Council

7/7-8/11           Invited Expert, USEPA Stormwater Rulemaking Workgroup Meeting, Washington DC (Headquarters)

6/24/11            Host and Speaker during visit to Drexel by Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

4/13/11            Invited speaker, “Urban green infrastructure: a case study in integrated asset management, informed by hydrology” Seminar given at Cornell University Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering

4/1/11              Invited panelist, “Integration of engineering teaching, research, and service in Philadelphia” 3rd Annual Civic Engagement Symposium: Finding Mutual Benefits, Walter Rand Institute, Rutgers University, Camden Campus

2/12/11            Featured speaker, “Post-earthquake Haitian Infrastructure Reconstruction: A focus on water and sanitation” Scholar’s Day 2011. Invited to address group of ~1000 prospective students and their families, Drexel University.

6/18/10            Invited speaker, “Urban green infrastructure: a case study in regenerative design”; Regional Plan Association, Regenerative Design Conference

6/17/10            Invited panelist, “Growing green: community efforts to become sustainable” 2nd annual Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop

5/25/10            Invited speaker, “Multi-scale, multi-domain modeling of urban green infrastructure” ASCE, Civil Engineering Department Head’s meeting

5/11/10            Invited speaker, “The low impact development rapid assessment model, version 2.0” Center for Neighborhood Technology, The Values of Water: Measuring Green Infrastructure’s Economic, Ecological and Social Benefits

10/22/09          Invited Speaker, “Planning and Implementation Models for LID retrofits”, USEPA Regional Science Workshop on Stormwater Management, Edison, NJ

8/5/09              Invited Speaker, ”Ecological Engineering and Modeling of Green Stormwater Infrastructure” 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM

5/13/09            Invited Speaker, “Modeling Decentralized Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment”, NJWEA Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

5/1/09              Invited Speaker and Facilitator, NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation MillionTreesNYC, Green Infrastructure, and Urban Ecology Workshop: Building a Research Agenda, Special section on Ecosystem Services: Water Quality & Stormwater Management

4/24/09            Invited Panelist and Convener, “Green Infrastructure: Wastewater Reuse and Green Streets” Presentation at a Drexel Engineering Cities Conference: Greening the Post Industrial City: Innovative Reuse of Philadelphia’s Idle Lands

4/16/09            Invited Panelist, AWRA-PMAS, American Water Resource Association – Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section (AWRA PMAS)

3/13/09            Invited Speaker, “Modeling Decentralized Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment” The Center for Sustainable Urban Environments Seminar Series, University of Cincinnati

3/3/09              Invited Speaker, “Modeling Decentralized Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment”, NYWEA Winter Meeting, NYC, NY

2/27/09            Invited Panelist, “Redevelopment as a Green Infrastructure Opportunity” Conference convened by NJ Future, Trenton, NJ

12/10/08          Presentation for NSF ENG, CMMI Program Manager Dennis Wenger: “A research agenda for Infrastructure Asset Management”

12/8/08            Invited Speaker “Challenges and Opportunities in the Restoration of Coastal Urban Wetlands” US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District Coastal Planning Unity

9/12/08            Invited Panelist, Newark Green Summit Open Space Panel, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Newark NJ

7/7/08              Convener and Speaker, “The importance of ecosystem valuation in multi-functional infrastructure asset management” at an International Conference in Istanbul Turkey (National Science Foundation Award Number 0828734)

9/26/08            Invited Guest Speaker, “Modeling Decentralized Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment” an IGERT funded event at University of Maryland, Baltimore City

7/14/08            Panel Organizer and Presenter “Modeling Decentralized Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment” CUAHSI Science Meeting, July 14-16 Boulder, CO

7/7/08              Convener and Presenter “The importance of ecosystem valuation in multi-functional infrastructure asset management” an International Workshop Funded by the National Science Foundation, in Istanbul, Turkey

3/27/08            Invited Expert “Green Infrastructure as a Means of Controlling CSOs in Syracuse, NY” New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

1/29/08            Guest Speaker “LID as a Means of Controlling CSOs in Urban Watersheds” Philadelphia Water Department

1/23/08            Panel Convener and Speaker “LID Technology Studies” at the Low Impact Development Conference Organized by the NY/NJ Baykeeper

2/28/08            Guest Speaker “LID as a Means of Controlling CSOs in Ultra Urban Watersheds” International Association for Hydrologic Research – Drexel Chapter

10/12/07          Invited Speaker, “Sustainable Water Resource Planning and Design: New Constraints and Opportunities” Planning a More Livable New York: Regional Growth, Nature, and the Ecological City, a conference planned by the NY Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association

9/12/07            Invited Panelist, “Factors constraining implementation of green infrastructure in New York, and New Jersey” New York Academy of Sciences

3/29/07            Guest Speaker & Convener; The Gowanus Canal Water Quality Summit

Other

Center for Neighborhood Technology and American Rivers (2010) Advisor to publication of: The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Valuing its Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits. Available for download at http://www.cnt.org/

Hill, D; Minkser, B; Ballestero, T; Braden, J; Brezonik, P; Loheide, Montalto, F; S; Morgenroth, E; Pepper, I; Potter, K; Traver, R and C. Werth. Science Requirements for adaptive and integrated water management, for WATERS Network Science Plan, January, 21 2008.

Montalto, FA and E Rothstein (2008) “Decentralized Urban Water Infrastructure” article published in Leagueline: the Quarterly Newsletter for the Architects League of Northern New Jersey

Waldman, A and FA Montalto (2008) Appendix C: Memorandum on Technical Source Controls and Bibliography provided to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability as part of the City’s Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan; see http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc2030/html/stormwater/stormwater.shtml

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