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 management. 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."
Dr. Sclafani will talk to us about horseshoe crabs and other invertebrates.
LIAS has a special connection to the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, so we are happy to share information about the Refuge's celebration of International Migratory Bird Day and participation in the Tri-Hamlet Community Day Celebration jointly held on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We encourage our members and friends to attend. For more information, click here.
LIAS Meetings are held at SUNY Stony Brook's Maritime Science area. Room 120 in Endeavor Hall on the State University at Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11790
West onto South Drive off of Nicolls Road (County Rd 97). At the light, make a right onto Marburger Drive and then make the next right (the street has no name but there are signs indicating that you are near the Marine Sciences buildings). Follow the road all the way to the back and you will see three buildings - Discovery, Challenger and Endeavour – the last one is Endeavour Hall.
For more information, see this map on the SUNY Stony Brook website.