Professional consultant on the biological component of Environmental Impact
Statements, upland, wetland, and stream restoration, control of invasive plant species,
and the population ecology of economically important species. 

Member: IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Species Survival
Commission Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group. 

Memberships: Ecological Society of America; 

Society for Ecological Restoration; 

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation. 


New England Estuarine Research Society; 

American Association for the Advancement of Science; Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research

Degrees and Certifications 

Ph.D., 1994 Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook; 

M.F.S., 1984 Forest Science, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental

B.S., 1982 Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park 

Post-doctoral Research Associate 1994-1995, Restoration Ecology. Department of Ecology,
Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University 



Horseshoe Crab Eggs: A Rare Resource for Predators in Long Island Sound (with Mark Beekey Ph.D. and Barbara J. Pierce), Biology Faculty Publications (2013)

In Delaware Bay, the spawning of several million horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) coincides with the...



Estimation of Short-Term Tag-Induced Mortality in Horseshoe Crabs Limulus Polyphemus (with Mark Beekey, H. R. Potter, C. S. Bond, Alyssa Woronik, J. A. Roberts, and K. A. Smith), Biology Faculty Publications (2011)

Horseshoe crabs Limulus Polyphemus range along the East Coast of the United States and over...



Movement Patterns and Population Genetics of the American Horseshoe Crab in Relation to Long Island Sound Conservation Strategies (with Jo-Marie Kasinak, Kirk A. Bartholomew, and Mark Beekey), Biology Faculty Publications (2010)

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) established three no-harvest zones for the horseshoe crab...



Reproductive Behavior in Horseshoe Crabs: Does Density Matter? (with Mark Beekey, Adam Rudman, and Alyssa Woronik), Biology Faculty Publications (2010)

While the four species of horseshoe crabs share many common reproductive traits with respect to...



Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey Protocol, Biology Faculty Publications (2009)

The protocol lists supplies and clothing needed for the survey, as well as which data...


Popular Press


SHU and CT Audubon Receive Grant to Implement Coastal Protection Project at Stratford Point, Sacred Heart University News Story (2013)

Sacred Heart University and Connecticut Audubon Society have been awarded a $59,000 Long Island Sound...


Video File


Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Jennifer Mattei, Videos (2012)

Dr. Jennifer Mattei, Professor of Biology at Sacred Heart University, describes her work with the...