Jenny Paterno
Program Coordinator II
(856) 785-0074 ext. 4313
Mailing Address:
  Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
  6959 Miller Avenue
  Port Norris, NJ, 08349 USA


B.S. 2012 Richard Stockton College
M.S. 2015 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests are restoration ecology in aquatic systems and community science education.


Current Research Projects

Project PORTS: Promoting Oyster Restoration Through Schools. This project is an education and community-based oyster restoration program, which targets elementary and middle school communities in New Jersey's Delaware Bay shore Region. Students create shell bags that form the of the Gandy's Beach Oyster Restoration Enhancement Area (GBOREA) in the Delaware Bay. This work includes coordinating K-12 school programs as well as monitoring faunal utilization of restored oyster reefs.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & The Nature Conservancy: Gandy's Beach Shoreline Protection Project. Constructed living shorelines will be located along The Nature Conservancy's Gandy's Beach Preserve in the communities of Money Island and Gandy's Beach, Downe Township, New Jersey. Our monitoring efforts will assist the Service in determining if the shell-based living shoreline enhanced habitat for fish/near-shore marine species and provided nursery habitats for commercial and recreational fish and shellfish.



Ford, S.E., J. Paterno, E. Scarpa, N. A. Stokes, Y. Kim, E.N. Powell, D. Bushek.(2011) Widespread survey finds no evidence of Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX) in Gulf of Mexico oysters. Dis. Aquat. Org. 93:251-256.


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