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Science Directory

The Barnegat Bay Partnership Science Directory is a new resource and a work in progress.  It is designed to be a "Who's Who?" for professionals involved with research, science, and related activities in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary and its surrounding watershed. The Science Directory is organized in alphabetical order by name.  Browse the area of expertise of each professional listed.  For more information about a particular entry, click on the name of the professional and you'll be linked to a webpage about their work. 

Please direct inquiries about the Barnegat Bay Partnership Science Directory to Program Scientist Jim Vasslides.

Michael P. De Luca, Senior Associate Director, Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences: Coastal management; marine science policy; protected area management; undersea research and technology; and science education.
Steve Evert, Field Station Manager, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Marine Science & Environmental Field Station:  General marine science education; marine operations; and marine surveying.  
David Friedman, District Director, Ocean County Soil Conservation District:  Soil and water conservation; and soil erosion control.  
Michael Gross, Ph.D., Science Educator and Arboretum Director, Georgian Court University:  Plant ecology and conservation.
Paul Jivoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Rider University:  Behavioral Ecology, particularly of blue crabs. 
Robert Karl, Source Water Supervisor, Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority: Water supply management and planning; watershed management; source water protection; and water treatment. 
Michael J. Kennish, Ph.D., Research Professor, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University:  Marine ecology; marine geology; marine pollution; and marine ecosystem assessment.
Christina Kisiel, Senior Environmental Specialist, Endangered and Nongame Species Program, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife: Beach nesting birds and colonial waterbirds.
Robert A. Mancini, Section Chief, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Watershed Management:  Watershed management; stormwater management; and education.
Cara Muscio, Marine Extension Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension:  Coastal water quality; water quality monitoring and bioassessment (particularly volunteer); coastal (water-based) recreation.
Robert Nicholson, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, New Jersey Water Science Center:  Quantitative hydrology; groundwater/surface water interactions; pollutant loadings to coastal waters; hydrologic modeling.
David Pollison, Volunteer, Barnegat Bay Watershed and Estuary Foundation:  Water resources management; water supply; water quality; and non-point source pollution.
Heather Saffert, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Clean Ocean Action:  Coastal water quality and advocacy.
Barbara Spinweber, Environmental Scientist/Barnegat Bay Partnership Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2:  natural resource management.
Mark C. Sullivan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey:  marine ecology; early life history of fishes; fisheries science and fisheries management.  
James Vasslides, Program Scientist, Barnegat Bay Partnership:  Marine ecology.
John Wnek, Researcher and Educator, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) and Drexel University: Nesting ecology of diamondback terrapins. 
Louise Wootton, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Georgian Court University:  Invasive species; coastal dunes; salt marsh ecology; detrital food webs; maritime forests; community ecology; and science education.