Dann Sklarew

Associate Director, PERECSklarew

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

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Watershed Stewardship, Sustainability Science and Education, Symbiosis (Mutualism)

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  • Bay Watershed Education and Training (in Virginia’s Fairfax and Prince William counties)
  • Cultivating Environmental and Sustainability Studies Scholars
  • Enterprise Sustainability Integration
[separator headline=”h4″ title=”Contact”] [mini-icon icon=”envelope”] Email: dsklarew@gmu.edu
[mini-icon icon=”globe”] Website: http://mason.gmu.edu/~dsklarew/

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Akerlof, K. et al. 2016. Risky business: engaging the public on sea level rise and inundation. Accepted at Environmental Science and Policy. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.07.002

Jacobsen, K. et al.2016. Lessons from the Ebola outbreak: action items for emerging infectious disease preparedness and response. EcoHealth 13:200-2012. doi: 10.1007/s10393-016-1100-5

Sklarew, D. and A. Wingfield. 2014. Up the pyramid, around the loop – action research cultivates sustainability scholars to green the campus. CUR Quarterly 35(1): 5-10.

Sklarew, D. 2014. From the Mountains to the Estuary: From the Schoolyards to the Bay (NOAA Project NA09NMF457000 Final Report). Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University: Fairfax, VA.

Fairfax County. 2013. A Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Fairfax County, Virginia, 2006-2010. Fairfax County: Fairfax, VA.

Smith, A., and D. Sklarew. 2012. A stream suitability index for brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in the mid-Atlantic United States of America. Ecological Indicators 23:242-249.

Jansky, L., D. Sklarew and J. I. Uitto. 2006. Enhancing public participation and governance in water resources management: An introduction. Chapter 1 in Enhancing Participation and Governance in Water Resources Management, pp. 3-18. UNU Press: Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 92-808-1120-7

Odendaal, F., D. Sklarew and C. Velasquez. 2006. Turning the Tide: Sustaining Earth’s Large Marine Ecosystems. Francois Odendaal Productions, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sklarew, D. 2000. Tidal Freshwater Potomac River Eutrophication: Patterns and Relations to Climate Change, Nutrient Management and /In Situ/ Factors. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Sklarew, D. 2000. Hydrology and TMDL wasteload allocations in the tidal freshwater Potomac River watershed. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 2000, pp. 1306-1315.

Sklarew, D., S. Annis, J. R. Mendler, and M. Hamid. 2001. Forging a global community to address international waters crises. Water Resources Impact 3(2): 20-24.

Gopal, S., D. Sklarew, and E. Lambin. 1993. Fuzzy-neural networks for multi-temporal classification of land cover in the Sahel. In New Tools for Spatial Analysis: Proceedings of the Workshop. Lisbon, November 18-20. Luxembourg: Office of Official Publications of European Communities, pp. 69-81.

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Akerlof, K. et al. 2016. Risky business: engaging the public on sea level rise and inundation. Accepted at Environmental Science and Policy. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.07.002

Jacobsen, K. et al.2016. Lessons from the Ebola outbreak: action items for emerging infectious disease preparedness and response. EcoHealth 13:200-2012. doi: 10.1007/s10393-016-1100-5

Sklarew, D. and A. Wingfield. 2014. Up the pyramid, around the loop – action research cultivates sustainability scholars to green the campus. CUR Quarterly35(1): 5-10. (invited cover page article)
URL: http://www.cur.org/download.aspx?id=3041

Smith, A. and D. Sklarew. 2013. A mid-Atlantic brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) stream sustainability statistic for rating non-tidal streams. Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology2013: 68-81. (senior author) doi: 10.1016/j.swaqe.2013.08.001

Smith, A., and D. Sklarew. 2012. A stream suitability index for brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in the mid-Atlantic United States of America. Ecol. Indicators23: 242-249. (senior author)
doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.03.031

Sklarew, D., S. Annis, J. R. Mendler, and M. Hamid. 2001. Forging a global community to address international waters crises. Water Resources Impact3(2): 20-24.
URL: http://www.awra.org/impact/issues/0103impact.pdf

Smith, A., and D. Sklarew. 2012. A stream suitability index for brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in the mid-Atlantic United States of America. Ecological Indicators 23:242-249.

Sklarew, D., S. Annis, J. R. Mendler, and M. Hamid. 2001. Forging a global community to address international waters crises.Water Resources Impacts, April.

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Sklarew, D. 2000. Tidal freshwater Potomac River eutrophication: Patterns and relations to climate change, nutrient management and in situ factors. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. (Dissertation Advisor: R. Christian Jones)  [PDF]

Jansky, L., D. Sklarew, and J. Uitto. 2006. Enhancing public participation and governance in water resources management: An introduction. Chapter 1 in Enhancing Participation and Governance in Water Resource Management, pp 3-18. UNU Press: Tokyo, Japan.

Zeiner, K., R. Kunibe, C. Fries, G. Kellogg, L. Patrick, J. Hock, L. Suring, D. Sklarew, C. Gaunt, and M. Fene. 2000. Development of the Cook Inlet Information Management/Monitoring System (CIIMMS). Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 2000:1132-1147.

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Muir, J., et al. 2016. George Mason University: United Nations Global Compact Communication on Engagement, 2013 – 2015. George Mason University: Fairfax, VA. 45 pp.

Peterson, L., D. Sklarew and C. Smith. 2014. Spatially Connecting Kids to the Bay (NOAA Project NA10NMF4570049 Final Report). FCPS: Fairfax, VA. 18 pp.

Sklarew, D. 2014. From the Mountains to the Estuary: From the Schoolyards to the Bay (NOAA Project NA09NMF457000 Final Report). Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University: Fairfax, VA. 71 pp. URL: http://tinyurl.com/NA09NMF457000

Fairfax County. 2013. A Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Fairfax County, Virginia, 2006-2010.  Fairfax County: Fairfax, VA. 56 pp. (lead author) URL:http://tinyurl.com/fc-ghgi-2013

George Mason University. 2011. George Mason University Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System [STARS] Report. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education [AASHE]: Lexington, KY. 225 pp. (faculty co-author) URL: http://tinyurl.com/masonstars2011

Maibach, E., et al.2011. A National Survey of Television Meteorologists about Climate Change Education. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication. 53 pp. (contributor) URL: http://tinyurl.com/tv-meteo

Mason Climate Action Plan Core Planning Committee. 2010. George Mason University Climate Action Plan, January 2010. December 2011. George Mason University Office of Sustainability: Fairfax, VA. (co-author)

Sklarew, D. 2010. Learning Ecology Ecologically. A College of Science Curricular Innovation. Final Project Report. 66 pp. [PDF]

Storm, L., D. Sklarew, and R. Johnson. 2009. George Mason University Greenhouse Gas Inventory, July 2002 – June 2008. George Mason University Office of Sustainability: Fairfax, VA.

Sklarew, D. 1997. Improving community access to watershed management tools. a report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Washington, DC.

Sklarew, D. 1995. Educational software and on-line resources for University biology and life sciences. Commissioned by the New Century College. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University.

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Sklarew, D. 2010. From the Mountains to the Estuary: From the Schoolyards to the Bay, NA09NMF457000 Progress Report for June 1 — November 30, 2009. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University: Fairfax, VA. (12 pp.)[DS1]

Greene, J., C.Smith, D. Sklarew, R.C. Jones, and R. Johnson. 2009. From the Mountains to the Estuary: From the Schoolyard to the Bay: Meaningful Watershed Experiences for Grade 6 Students. Prince William County Public Schools and Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University: Woodbridge, VA. (118 pp).

Sklarew, D. 1997. Water quality and availability. Mind-full science, technology, and ethics issue paper series, Vol. 1, No. 6. Washington, DC: Student Pugwash USA.

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Anonymous. 2010. The Sustainable Vision Series, Sustainability Studies. Sustainable Mason 1:3, p. 5.

Sklarew, D. 2009. George Mason University hosts Potomac Center. The Arlington Environment 16:4, p. 3. [PDF]

Sklarew, D. 2009. Contribute to Mason’s climate commitment. [Letter to the editor] Broadside newspaper, 29 January 2009, p. 5; posted 30 Jan. 2009.

Sklarew, D. 2007. Raindrops keep fallin’ on my house. (a rain barrel cost/benefit analysis) The Arlington Environment 15:1, p. 5. [PDF] [gap height=”30″] [separator headline=”h4″ title=”Conference Proceedings”]

Sklarew, D. 2016. Learning to realize a more sustainable world. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference Proceedings Vol. 8, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. doi: 10.13021/G8D023

Sklarew, D., A. Wingfield and A. Richards. 2015. Learning inside out, turning outside into with an eye towards sustainability and human well-being. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference Proceedings Vol. 7, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. doi: 10.13021/G8VW23

Sklarew, D., A. Wingfield and A. Richards. 2015. Up the pyramid, around the loop—action research cultivates sustainability scholars to green the campus. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference Proceedings Vol. 7, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.  doi: 10.13021/G8CP5T

Dalpra, C. and D. Sklarew. 2014. Education and outreach activities on the Potomac. In 荒川学会年次大会2014 (Arakawa Society 2014 Annual Meeting), Tokyo: Arakawa Society, pp. 24-29.

Sklarew, D. and A. Duda. 2002. Global Environment Facility: forging partnerships and fostering knowledge transfer to sustain transboundary waters. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainable Management of Transboundary Waters in Europe, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, Apr. 21-24. Geneva: UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, pp. 55-61. ISBN 90-369-5480-0
URL: http://www.unece.org/env/water/meetings/conf2.htm

Suarez, P. and D. Sklarew, eds. 2002. Transboundary waters management: perspectives from Latin America and Caribbean managers. In Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Transboundary Waters Management, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: La Associación Mexicana Hidraulica.

Sklarew, D. 2000. Hydrology and TMDL wasteload allocations in the tidal freshwater Potomac River watershed. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 2000, Alexandria, VA: Water Env. Fed., pp. 1306 – 1315. URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864700785150358

Zeiner, K., et al.2000. Development of the Cook Inlet Information Management/Monitoring System (CIIMMS). Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 2000, Alexandria, VA: Water Env. Fed., pp. 1132-1147. URL:http://eh2o.saic.com/SectionProjects/Watershed/CIIMMS/Briefings/ws0013g.pdf

Gopal, S., D. Sklarew, and E. Lambin. 1993. Fuzzy-neural networks for multi-temporal classification of land cover in the Sahel. In Proceedings of the DOSES Workshop on New Tools for Spatial Analysis. Lisbon, Nov. 18-20. Luxembourg: Office of Official Publications of European Communities, pp. 69-81.

Sklarew, D. 1993. Information technologies for distributed environmental decision-making. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Washington, DC, Oct. 22-23. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

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Calhoun, J., J. Greene, R. C. Jones, D. Sklarew and C. Smith. 2011. From the mountains to the estuary: from the schoolyards to the bay. NSTA National Conference on Science Education, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 10-13.

Sklarew, D., A. Wingfield and S. deMonsabert. 2010. Seeding sustainability across our curriculum. Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Fairfax, VA, Oct. 4.

Sklarew, D. 2010. Sustainability, symbiosis and stewardship. The Governor’s School at Innovation Park, Manassas, VA, Nov. 23.

Sklarew, D. 2010. American approaches to integrated river basin management in the United States of America.

Advanced Hydrology and Climate Change Workshop, US-China Joint Environmental Science and
Technology Center, Fairfax, VA, Oct. 15.

Sklarew, D. and T. Wood. 2010. Sustainable development: visions, goals and actions. Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth, Fairfax, VA, July 19.

Sklarew, D. 2010. Potomac Aliens and Natives: Can we all get along? Occoquan River Conservation Day, Occoquan, VA.

Sklarew, D. 2010. Adapting Chesapeake Bay governance to climate change. Guest lecture for GMU Governance, Policy and Climate Change course [PUBP710-007], Arlington, VA, March 30.

Sklarew, D. 2010. Conflict and collaboration in the Chesapeake Bay basin. Guest lecture for GMU Water and Conflict course [CONF695-003], Arlington, VA, March 24.

Sklarew, D. 2010. Ecco!centric sustainability studies. Presentation for the Sustainability Studies Advisory Council, GMU, Fairfax, VA, April 22.

Sklarew, D. 2010. Of photons, photovoltaics, and photosynthesis: How can we meet America’s energy needs in 2060? Guest lecture for GMU Physics of Renewable Energy course [PHYS331/580], Fairfax, VA, March 17.

Sklarew, D. 2010. Think globally, adapt locally: climate change learning and action. Presentation for Climate Change Perceptions and Policies, GMU College of Science annual policy forum, Fairfax, VA, April 6.

Sklarew, D. and K. Akerloff. 2010. Designing a home energy efficiency and conservation incentive program for Fairfax County, Virginia. Presentation for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Coordinating Committee, Fairfax County, VA, June 28.

Sklarew, D., M. Aziz, R. Johnson and R. Shrestha. 2010. Creating a community greenhouse gas inventory for Fairfax County, Virginia. Presentation for the Environmental Quality Advisory Committee (EQAC), Fairfax County, VA, June 9.

Sklarew, D., R. Johnson and L. Storm. 2009. Changing culture and behavior to achieve climate neutrality on campus. Third Annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference, Washington, DC, Nov. 15-18. [PDF]

Sklarew, D., R. Lacouture and R. C. Jones. 2009. A retrospective analysis of nitrogen removal eutrophication risk for the Freshwater Potomac Estuary. Estuaries and Coasts in a Changing World – Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 20th Biennial Conference, Portland, OR, Nov. 1-5. (poster)

Martin, M. and D. Sklarew. 2009. New technologies for collaborative learning. Fall 2009 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Fairfax, VA, Oct. 5.

Sklarew, D. 2009. A brief history of sustainability. Guest lecture for GMU Sustainable World course [NCLC 275], Fairfax, VA, Sept. 14.

Sklarew, D. 2009. Chesapeake confluence public-private environmental partnerships in the United States and their implications for environmental protection in South Asia. Keynote presentation for US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. Environmental Protection, A Regional Project for South Asia, Washington, DC.

Sklarew, D. 2009. Evolving integrated river basin management in the United States of America. Advanced Hydrology and Climate Change Workshop, US-China Joint Environmental Science and Technology Center, Fairfax, VA, October 19-November 7.

Sklarew, D. 2009. From Malthusian overfishing to marine mutualism: an introduction. International Marine Conservation Congress, Fairfax, VA, May 20-24.

Sklarew, D., R. Johnson and L. Storm. 2009. Changing culture and behavior to achieve climate neutrality on campus. Third Annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference, Washington, DC, November 15-18. [PDF]

Sklarew, D., R. Lacouture and R. C. Jones. 2009. A retrospective analysis of nitrogen removal eutrophication risk for the Freshwater Potomac Estuary. Estuaries and Coasts in a Changing World – Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 20th Biennial Conference, Portland, OR, November 1-5. (poster)

Sklarew, D. and J. F. Sklarew. 2009. Relating greenhouse gas emissions to sustainable development. Third Annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference, Washington, DC, November 15-18. (poster)

Sklarew, D. 2009. The Chesapeake Bay Program at 25: Harmonized halfway to success? International Marine Conservation Congress, Fairfax, VA, May 20-24.

Wingfield, A., D. Sklarew, and S. deMonsabert. 2009. Innovations in teaching: Incorporating sustainability into the curriculum. 2009 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Symposium, Fairfax, VA, April 29.

Sklarew, D. 2008. Chesapeake Bay ecological management ~ in the sky, on the land, and down the rivers. 4th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands: Advancing Ecosystem Management and Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management by 2010 in the Context of Climate Change, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 7-11.

Sklarew, D. and R. C. Jones. 2008. Recent relations between climate variability, nutrient management and summer eutrophication in the tidal freshwater Potomac River near Gunston Cove. 60th Anniversary Meeting of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Fairfax, VA, Nov. 7.

Sklarew, D. 2003. From data flows understanding, an introduction to making water data accessible and enlightening. The Sixth Water Information Summit (Breaking the barriers: Let water information flow). Delft, Netherlands, September 9-12.

Sklarew, D. 2000. Building a global knowledge community to protect lakes, river basins, coasts, and oceans. Third Water Information Summit: Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities of Internet-Based Communications Supporting Sustainable Water Resources Management. Miami, Florida, November 3-5.

Sklarew, D. 2000. Hydrology and TMDL Wasteload Allocations in the tidal freshwater Potomac River watershed. Water Env. Fed. Watershed 2000 Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 9-12.

Sklarew, D. 2000. Considering hydrodynamics in the development of adaptive TMDLs for Virginia’s rivers and streams. Virginia Millennium Water Conference 2000, Fredericksburg, VA, March 12-14.

Sklarew, D. 2000. Tracking effects of best management practices on nutrient loading in Virginia’s watersheds. Virginia Millennium Water Conference 2000, Fredericksburg, VA, March 12-14.

Sklarew, D. 1999. Tomorrow’s green fuel cell society. Science and Social Responsibility in the New Millennium – SPUSA’s 20th anniversary int. reunion conference. San Diego, CA, June 28-July 4.

Sklarew, D. 1998. An adaptive mass balance model of nutrient pollution and attenuation in the tidal Potomac River estuary. International Society for Ecological Modeling’98. Baltimore, MD, August 2-6.

Sklarew, D., S. Islam, and R. C. Jones. 1998. Impacts of large-scale wastewater denitrification on summer water quality and algal community structure in the tidal freshwater Potomac estuary. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, August 2-6.

Sklarew, D. 1998. Policies under pressure: early governmental responses to the harmful algal bloom, Pfiesteria piscicida. The 4th Marine and Estuarine Shallow Water Conference – Users and Regulators Seeking Consensus. Atlantic City, NJ, March 15-19.

Sklarew, D. 1998. Trajectories of eutrophication and restoration in the tidal Potomac River (1985-1997). The 4th Marine and Estuarine Shallow Water Conference – Users and Regulators Seeking Consensus. Atlantic City, NJ, March 15-19.

Sklarew, D. 1997. La gestion du littoral la Chesapeake Bay: de la fertilisation aux algues malfaisantes. BORDOMER’97, Bordeaux, France, October 27-29.

Sklarew, D., and R. C. Jones. 1997. Inter-annual changes in water quality along the Potomac River estuary: implications for nutrient management. Estuarine Research Federation’s 14th International Conference. Providence, RI, October 12-16.

Sklarew, D., and R. C. Jones. 1997. Factors affecting inter-annual water quality changes in the upper Potomac estuary. Atlantic Estuaries Research Society Meeting, Delmarva, VA, February.

Sklarew, D. 1996. Le Programme de Chesapeake Bay des 1983: de la recherche a la ralisation. Programme Rade de Brest: Bilan des Expriences Pilotes. Brest, France, September 23-25.

Sklarew, D. 1996. Water resource conflicts in the Potomac River Basin. The 8th Annual Student Conference on Peacemaking, Diversity, and Social Change. Washington, DC, February 24.

Sklarew, D. 1996. Extending participation in ecological issues beyond the classroom. Panelist for “Innovative collaboration: student-faculty partnerships explore curriculum development.” AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition: Where Science Comes to Life. Baltimore, MD. February 8-13.

Sklarew, D. 1996. On-line resources for Chesapeake Bay education, networking, and stream monitoring. MAEOE 1996 Symposium. Baltimore, MD, February 2-4.

Sklarew, D. 1995. Spinning environmental education on the Web. Science, Innovation, and Stewardship: Virginia’s 6th Annual Environmental Education Conference. Crystal City, VA, August 9-10.

Sklarew, D. 1995. Management of estuarine nitrogen pollution: a case study from the Chesapeake Bay. Nitrogen, Environment, and People – An International Conference. Everett, WA, February 23-24.

Sklarew, D. 1994. Fluxes and uncertainties in the nitrogen budget of the Rhode River watershed. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Edgewater, MD, November 5.

Sklarew, D. 1994. On-line public access to ecological resource information: An environmental networking initiative. Environment Virginia ’94 Conference. Lexington, VA, April 7-8.

Sklarew, D. 1993. Improving the utility of Fairfax County’s Ecological Resource Inventory through government-university information barters. Testimony provided to the Fairfax County EQAC. Fairfax, VA, November 8.

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Odendaal, F., D. Sklarew and C. Velasquez. 2006. Turning the Tide: Sustaining Earth’s Large Marine Ecosystems. Francois Odendaal Productions, Cape Town, South Africa. (text and video documentary) URL: http://www.iwlearn.net/abt_iwlearn/pns/partner/lme-video

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