Sclafani, Dr., Matt

Dr. Matthew Sclafani is Project Leader of the Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network,, a partnership of Cornell  University Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. From the Long Island Nature Organization’s website: “Dr. Matthew Sclafani has been working for Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program for 12 years and has established a broad range of marine research, monitoring and educational outreach programs throughout Long Island, NY. He has received his Bachelors Degree in marine science from the University of New England (Maine), his Masters in biological oceanography from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) and his Doctorate in biology from McGill University (Quebec). His research interests include marine fish ecology, restoration ecology, and conservation  anagement. His recent work has focused on horseshoe crab monitoring, fish passage restoration ecology, and shellfish enhancement and restoration projects. Matthew has also served as the New York State DEC Coordinator for the Peconic Estuary Program and has an interest in marine conservation projects that involve citizen participation.” Programs: Horseshoe Crabs and Other Invertebrates