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Coastal Research

This web page provides links to research topics such as Brown Tide, Pfiesteria research, Barnegat Bay hydrographic study, mercury concentration in fish from New Jersey waterways, perceived impacts of fish consumption advisories and the New Jersey coast.

Staff Expertise

Ecotoxicology/ Bioaccumulation
Gary Buchanan
Bruce Ruppel
Dan Millemann

Aquatic Ecology
Dan Millemann
Nick Procopio
Heather Genievich

Bioindicators of Anthropogenic Impacts on Water Quality
Mihaela Enache
Coastal Issues; Fish,
Shellfish & Wildlife, Contaminant Studies, Mercury Dioxin, PCBs
Bruce Ruppel
Dan Millemann
Joe Bilinski
Lori Lester
Heather Genievich

Diatom Flora of the New Jersey Coastal Wetlands (2019)

Tropic Transfer of Oil Contamination from Menhaden Fish: Will the Gulf Spill Effect NJ? (2013)
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Research Project Summary | Full Report

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 (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

The Science of Barnegat Bay - Seminar Presentations (July 2010)

Use of SAV Biotic Indicators for the Assessment of Eutrophication in Barnegat Bay Little Egg Harbor (BB-LEH) (November 2009) | Research Project Summary | Full Report

Contaminant Transport in Coastal Aquifers (2009) | Research Project Summary | Full Report

Perceived Impacts of Fish Consumption Advisories on the Recreational Fishing Boat Industry in New Jersey (2003)

Brown Tide Bloom Assessment Project in NJ Coastal Waters: 2000-2002

Harmful Algal Blooms In Coastal Waters Of  New Jersey (2002)

Assessment of Total Mercury Concentrations in Fish from Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs in New Jersey (2002) | Research Project Summary | Full Report

The September 2002 Version of the Method 1600 Enterococcus Test: Aerococcus viridans as a False-Positive Organism

Hydrographic Study of Barnegat Bay (1998)

Microbial Indicator of Human and Non-Human Fecal Contamination of Coastal Waters and Shellfish (1995)

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Chlordane, and DDTs in Selected Fish and Shellfish from New Jersey Waters, 1988-1991:  Results from New Jersey's Toxics in Biota Monitoring Program  (1993)

Polylchlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Chlordane, and DDTs in Selected Fish and Shellfish from New Jersey Waters, 1986-1987:  Results from New Jersey's Toxics in Biota Monitoring Program  (1990)

PCBs in Selected Finfish Caught within NJ Waters, with Limited Chlordane Data (1981-1982)  (1983)

Eight Characterizing Trends in the Barnegat Bay Watershed, Ocean County, New Jersey


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

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