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Ecological Research

Ecological research and technical studies include Analysis of the Using Fertility Control to Manage Black Bears, Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition and Chromium studies. Research project summaries and publications include Freshwater Wetlands Mitigation and Dioxin Research.

Staff Expertise

Ecological assessment, ecotoxicology, ecological risk assessment
Gary Buchanan

Ecology and Animal Physiology
Joseph Bilinski

Bioaccumulation, Estuarine, Coastal Issues: Fish, Shellfish, Wildlife Contaminant Studies, Mercury, Dioxin, PCBs
Bruce Ruppel

 

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Reports & Project Summaries

Diatom Flora of the New Jersey Coastal Wetlands (2019)

Evaluation of DNA-Based metabarcoding of microeukaryotic assemblages for water-quality monitoring in New Jersey river and streams (2019)

Routine Monitoring of Toxics in New Jersey Fish Year 5, The Upper and Lower Delaware River Region and Associated Tributaries, including Delaware Lake, and Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) Traditional Sample Sites (January 2013)

Routine Monitoring of Toxics in New Jersey Fish Year 4 - Atlantic Coastal Region

Routine Monitoring of Toxics in New Jersey Fish Year 3 - Raritan Region

Routine Monitoring of Toxics in New Jersey Fish Year 2 - Marine/ Estuary Coastal Region

Routine Monitoring of Toxics in New Jersey Fish Year 1 - Passaic River Region

Endangered Plant Species Populations in New Jersey: Health and Threats (2006)

Wetlands Biological Indicators for New Jersey Case Study: Forested Riparian Wetlands in the Highlands of New Jersey - May 2006

Freshwater Wetland Mitigation in New Jersey (2002 - 2006)

Chemical Composition and Bioavailability of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Atmospheric Wet Deposition from Urban and Rural New Jersey Sites - FINAL REPORT - December, 2005

Development of Wetland Quality and Function Assessment Tools and Demonstration - June 2004

Testing a Wetlands Mitigation Rapid Assessment Tool at Mitigation and Reference Wetlands within a New Jersey Watershed - June 2004

Final Report of the New Jersey Comparative Risk Project (July 2003)

Creating Indicators of Wetland Status (Quantity and Quality): Freshwater Wetland Mitigation in New Jersey - March 2002

Chemical Composition and Bioavailability of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Atmospheric Wet Deposition from Urban and Rural New Jersey Sites - Year 2 -November 2000

Ecological Assessment: Ecosystem Management Current Status & Implications for NJ (1995)

Dioxin Reports (1998 & 1985)

Division of Science and Research
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director

Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340