People

 

 
Michael P. De Luca
AIC Director and JCNERR Reserve Manager
deluca@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3474
Mailing Address:
  Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)
  88 Lipman Drive
  New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
 

Education

M.S. Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
B.S. Biology and Geology, Farleigh Dickinson University

Research Interests

Shellfish aquaculture policy, management and research
Shellfish aquaculture
Coastal management
Science education
Marine protected area management
Resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities to episodic events, flooding and climate change
Mitigation and adaptation of coastal environments to climate change
Integration of geospatial and analytical tools into community engagement and regional planning efforts to develop hazard resilient communities

Current Research Projects

Research, education and stewardship Programs at the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, 2020-2021, NOAA, Department of Commerce
Establishment of a Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Campus at the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, 2020-2021, NOAA, Department of Commerce
Phase II: Establishment of a Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Campus at the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, 2021-2022, NOAA, Department of Commerce
A GIS Based Tool for Spatial Planning and Management of Shellfish Aquaculture, 2019-2021, NOAA, Department of Commerce
Resilience of marine and coastal protected areas, 2017-2024, European Commission
Research on the culture and early life history of horseshoe crabs, 2018-2021, Charles River labs
NSF includes Alliance LOI: Ecology Plus Scaling for Diversity, National Science Foundation (pending)

Recent and Selected Publications

Grothues, T. M., J. Dobarro, R. Petrecca, & M. P. De Luca. (2010). Diversity of shallow water applications by an AUV. Proceedings of the workshop on survey methods for shallow water habitat mapping in northeast national parks, wildlife refuges, and estuarine research reserves. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR-2010-145. National Park Service, Philadelphia, PA. https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/nature/upload/SurveyMethodsShallowWaterHabitatMappingNEParks-Refuges-NERRS_WorkshopProceedings.pdf

De Luca, M. P., L. Auermuller, M. Reding, & S. Haag. (2009). Proceedings of a workshop to create a seamless network of protected shores; New York/New Jersey Bight oceans initiative. A cooperative project between the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, the National Park Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. IMCS Technical Report, 38pp.

Good, J., R. Cantral, M. P. De Luca, S. Cooksey, C. Colgan, J. Fisher, M. Fletcher, K. Lowry, A. Manus, M. Van Rossum, & R. Wayland. (2004). Innovation by design: improving learning networks in coastal management. The H. J. Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, Washington, D.C. 120pp.

Simms, E., J. D. McDonnell, & M. P. De Luca. (2002). Using an Ocean Ecosystem Observatory and the Internet to Bring Meaningful Science Education and Real-time Data into the Middle and High School Classroom. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 18 (2), 32-37.

De Luca, M. P., J. Frederick Grassle, & J. D. McDonnell. (2001). Predictions of Underwater Weather. Proceedings of the Oceans 2001 MTS/IEEE B An Ocean Odyssey, Honolulu, Hawaii.

De Luca, M. P., & J. D. McDonnell. (2001). Educational and coastal management applications of a Long-Term Ecosystem Observatory (LEO) in the New Jersey Coastal Ocean. Proceedings of 12th Biennial Coastal Zone 01 Conference, Cleveland, Ohio. NOAA/CSC/20120-CD. CD-ROM, Charleston, S.C. NOAA Coastal Services Center.

McDonnell, J. D., & M. P. De Luca. (2000). Summer research experiences for K-12 educators: Results of projects sponsored by the National Ocean Partnership Program. Proceedings of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, San Antonio, Texas.

De Luca, M. P., J. D. McDonnell, T. Podchaski, & C. McBride. (1999). (LEO-15). Proceedings of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

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