Frank J. Turano, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Stony Brook University 1994
Because of its confined physical limits and geographical position, Long Island is a test laboratory for many environmental issues that will face other areas of the country in the future. My primary research is concerned with compiling and understanding the Pre- and Post-European Contact Environmental History of Long Island. These studies utilize written cultural records as well as maps, art, graphics, photography, and oral history. This understanding is used to explore alternatives for contemporary environmental issues and produce documentary films.