Journal Papers (updated 4/26/24)

New York City Town+Gown Climate Vulnerability, Impact, and Adaptation Analysis Final Report” April 2024.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Zhou, J, Montalto, FA; Erdal, ZK; Mcreanor, PT (2012) Sustainability. Water Environment Research, 84 (10) 1364-1385.

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.

Aguayo, M; Yu, Z; Piasecki, M; and FA Montalto (2013) Development of a Database and Web Application for Low Impact Development Rapid Assessment (LIDRA) tool version 2.0. Journal of Hydroinformatics. 15.4: 1276-1295.

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.

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.

Smalls-Mantey, L; DiGiovanni, K; Olson, M; and FA Montalto (2013) Validation of two soil heat flux estimation techniques against observations made in an engineered urban green space. Urban Climate. 3. pp 56-66.

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.

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.

Sheller, M; O’Connor, S; Galada, HC; Montalto, FA; Gurian, PL; and M Piasecki (2014) Participatory Engineering for Recovery in Post-earthquake Haiti. Engineering Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, 159–190.

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)

Miller, S; Kidd, G; Montalto, FA, Gurian, P; Worral, C and R. Lewis (2014) Contrasting Perspectives Regarding Climate Risks and Adaptation Strategies in the New York Metropolitan Area after Superstorm Sandy. Journal of Extreme Events. Vol. 01, Issue 01. 22 pages.

Rangarajan, S; Marton, D; Montalto, FA; Cheng, Z and G Smith (2015). Measuring the Flow: Green Infrastructure Grows in Brooklyn. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 17: 36-41.

Travaline, K; Montalto, FA; and C. Hunold (2015) Deliberative Policy Analysis and Policy-Making in Urban Stormwater Management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Policy. 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2015.1026593

Alfredo, KA; Montalto, FA; Bartrand, B; Wolde-Georgis, T and U Lall (2016) Using a Participatory Stakeholder Process to Plan Water Development in Koraro, Ethiopia. Water. 8, 275; doi:10.3390/w8070275

Alizadehtazi, B; DiGiovanni, K; Foti, R;  Morin, T; Shetty, N; Montalto, FA; and Gurian, PL (2016) Comparison of the Infiltration Rates of Different Permeable Urban Surfaces Using a Cornell Sprinkle Infiltrometer. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001374 , 06016003

Catalano de Sousa, R; Gurian, P; Foti, R; and FA Montalto (2016) Evaluating Green Infrastructure Performance Under Extreme Events. Journal of Extreme Events.

Catalano de Sousa, R; Palmer, M; Gurian, P; and FA Montalto. (2016) Potential climate change impacts on green infrastructure vegetation. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. v20. 128-139.

Goldstein, A, Foti, R and FA Montalto (2016) Effect of spatial resolution in modeling stormwater runoff for an urban block. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001377, 06016009.

Rostad, N, Foti, R and FA Montalto. (2016) Harvesting urban runoff to flush metropolitan toilets: a quantitative comparison of potential benefits in four major US cities. Resources, Conservation, and Recycling. 108. pp 97-106.

Close, SL; Montalto, FA; Orton, P; Antoine, A; Peters, D; Jones, H; Parris, A and A Blumberg (2016) Achieving sustainability goals for urban coasts in the US Northeast: Research needs and challenges. Local Environment. Volume 22 – Issue 4. pp 508-522.

Alvizuri, J; Cataldo, J; Smalls-Mantey, L; and FA Montalto (2017). Green Roof Thermal Buffering: Insights Derived from Fixed and Portable Monitoring Equipment. Energy and Buildings. 151. 455-469

Zidar, K; Belliveau-Nance, M; Cucchi, A; Denk, D; Kricun, A; O’Rourke, S; Rahman, S; Rangarajan, S; Rothstein, ER; Shih, J, O’Rourke, S; and FA Montalto. (2017) A Framework for Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Investment in Camden, NJ. Urban Planning. Vol. 2, Issue 3. pp 56-73. DOI:

Zidar, K; Bartrand, TA; Loomis, CH; McAfee, CA; Geldi, JM; Riggall, G; and FA Montalto. (2017) Maximizing Green Infrastructure in a Philadelphia Neighborhood. Urban Planning. Vol. 2, Issue 4. pp 115-132. DOI:

DiGiovanni, K; Montalto, FA; and S. Gaffin. (2018) A comparative analysis of micrometeorological determinants of evapotranspiration rates within a heterogeneous urban environment. Journal of Hydrology. 562. 223-243.

Yu, Z; Bedig, A; Quigley, M; and FA Montalto. (2018) Automated detection of unusual soil moisture probe response patterns with association rule learning. Environmental Modeling and Software. 105, 257-269.

Yu, Z; Miller, S; Montalto, FA; and U Lall. (2018) The bridge between precipitation and temperature – pressure change events: modeling future non-stationary precipitation. Journal of Hydrology. 562, 346-357.

Yu, Z. Montalto, FA and CT Behr. (2018) Probabilistic Green Infrastructure Cost Calculations Using a Phased Life Cycle Algorithm Integrated with uncertainties. Journal of HydroInformatics.

Jeffers, S and FA Montalto (2018) Modeling urban sewers with artificial fractal geometries. Journal of Water Management and Modeling. (In Press)

Feldman, A; Foti, R; and FA Montalto. Green Infrastructure Implementation in Urban Parks for Stormwater Management. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. (In Press)

Abualfaraj, N; Cataldo, J; Elborolosy, Y; Fagan, D; Woerdeman, S; Carson, T and FA Montalto (2018) Monitoring and modeling the long-term rainfall-runoff response of the Jacob K. Javits Center green roof. Water. 10(11), 1494;

Hamilton, K; Reyneke, B; Waso, M; Clements, T; Ndlovu, T; Khan, W; DiGiovanni, K; Rakestraw, E; Montalto, FA; Haas, CN and W Ahmed. (2019) A global review of the microbiological quality and potential health risks associated with roof harvested rainwater tanks. NPJ Clean Water, Volume 2, Article number: 7

Miller, SM and FA Montalto (2019) Stakeholder perceptions of green infrastructure and ecosystem services in New York City. Ecosystem Services (37) 100928.

Yu, Z; Miller, S; Montalto, FA and U Lall (2019) Development of a Nonparametric Stationary Synthetic Rainfall Generator for Use in Hourly Water Resource Simulations. Water. 11(8)

Rakestraw, E; Jacobson, S; Gurian, PL; and FA Montalto (2017) Quantification of stemflow in three isolated shrub species in an urban environment. Frontiers Built Environment.

Alizadehtazi, B; Gurian, PL; and FA Montalto. (2019) Impact of Successive Rainfall Events on the Dynamic Relationship between Vegetation Canopies, infiltration, Runoff and Recharge in Engineered Urban Green Infrastructure Systems. Ecohydrology. Vol. 13, No. 2.

Campellone, S; Levia, D; and FA Montalto. (2020) Sub-millimeter surface morphology of Gleditsia triacanthos L. (Honeylocust) Reveals Insight into Foliar and Bark Interception Storage Capacities. Ecohydrology.

Shevade, LJ; Lo, LJ; and FA Montalto. (2020) Numerical 3D Model Development and Validation of Curb-Cut Inlet for Efficiency Prediction. Water. 12, 1791.

Wong, SM; Gurian, PL; Daley, J; Bostrom, H; Matsil, M; and FA Montalto. (2020) A preliminary assessment of coastal GI’s role during Hurricane Sandy: a case study of three communities, Urban Water Journal,

Alizadehtazi, B; Gurian, PL; and FA Montalto. (2020) Observed variability in soil moisture in engineered urban green infrastructure systems and linkages to ecosystem services. Journal of Hydrology. 590.

Wong, SM; Montlato, FA. (2020) Exploring the Long-Term Economic and Social Impact of Green Infrastructure in New York City. Water Resources Research.

Alizadehtazi, B; Tangtrakul, K; Woerdeman, S; Gussenhoven, A; Mostafavi, N; Montalto, F. (2021) Urban Park Usage During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Extreme Events.

Smalls-Mantey, L; Montalto, F. (2021) The Seasonal Microclimatic Trends of a Large Scale Extensive Green Roof. Building and Environment.

Book Chapters (updated 3/29/19)

Montalto, F. (1996) Biofitodepurazione in Nord America  (Natural Treatment Systems in North America). In Parancola, S and ER Trevisiol, (eds). L’Acqua Salvata: Utilizzo Integrato del Ciclo dell’Acqua in Una Prospettiva di Biourbanistica (Reclaimed Water: The Integrated Use of the Water Cycle in Bio-Planning). (pp. 77-88) Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Dipartimento di Urbanistica. (In Italian)

Montalto, FA; Steenhuis, T; and JY Parlange. (2002). The Restoration of Tidal Marsh Hydrology. In Brebbia, CA (ed), Coastal Environment: Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions IV. WIT Press, 35-47.

Tillinger, D; Ostroff, G; Beattie, D; Berghage, R; Mankiewicz, P; and F Montalto (2004) Hydrological Functions of Green Roofs in New York City. In Rosenzweig, C; Solecki, W; and C Cheney (eds.) Green Roofs in the New York Metropolitan Region: Research Report I. (pp. 55-72.)NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies: New York.

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.

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.

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.

Catalano de Sousa, MR and FA Montalto. (2015) Green infrastructure as a climate change adaptation strategy for the urban northeast. in Musco, F. and E. Zanchini (eds). Il clima cambia le citta’: Strategia di adattamento e mitigazione nella pianificazione urbanistica. Francoangeli: Milano, Italy. 250-265

Catalano de Sousa, MR; Miller, SM; Dorsch, M, and FA Montalto. (2016) Green Infrastructure as a Climate Change Resiliency Strategy in Jamaica Bay, NY. In Sanderson, E et al. Prospects for Resilience: Loss, Recovery and the Future of New York City’s Jamaica Bay. Island Press: Washington. 287 pp.

Montalto, FA (2018) Box 5.6 NBS in Urban Settings: New York City. pg 88 in The United Nations, ed, World Water Development Report 2018 (WWDR): Nature-Based Solutions for Water. Paris, UNESCO

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