Welcome to the Wildlife Society Student Chapter at Rutgers University
Monday February 26th at 6pm
Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter
Field Specialist - NJ Sports and Exposition Authority
My job is to conduct biological research and monitoring in the natural areas of New Jersey’s Meadowlands District. The Meadowlands District is a mosaic of wetlands, uplands, and open water that provides valuable habitat for many species in one of the country’s most urbanized areas. The Meadowlands are infamous due to a history of pollution and degradation, and our Agency, along with many others, is working to mitigate this historical degradation and provide productive habitat. Because of this history, a lot of our research centers around plant and animal use of enhanced wetlands. I got my start with this agency working primarily in ichthyology and herpetology, but quickly had to pick up many other disciplines. I now consider myself more of a naturalist who specializes in wetlands. I have worked on projects whose focuses have included fish, turtles, birds, inverts, plants, and just about anything else that finds its way into the meadows.
Join us for pizza and refreshments!