Jennifer Mattei, Ph.D.

Jennifer H. Mattei, Ph.D.


Professional Interests, Activities and Affiliations

Upland, wetland, and stream restoration, control of invasive plant species, and the population ecology of economically important species.

Member: IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Species Survival Commission Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group.


  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation


  • New England Estuarine Research Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D., 1994 Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook
    • M.F.S., 1984 Forest Science, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    • B.S., 1982 Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park
    • Post-doctoral Research Associate 1994-1995, Restoration Ecology. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University

Teaching Responsibilities

    Ecology & Evolution

Research Interests & Grants

    Dr. Mattei has a wide range of interests in population ecology, restoration, and conservation. Her main areas of research are:

      • The restoration and conservation of urban and suburban meadow, forest and estuarine ecosystems;
        • Stratford Point Living Shoreline: Restoring Coastal Habitats to Maintain Resiliency and Function;

    Supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, $148,000 and DuPont.

      • The population ecology and conservation of the Long Island Sound Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus). Project Limulus

    A Community Research Program. Disney Conservation Fund, Co-PI with Dr. Mark Beekey, Department of Biology, Sacred Heart University $153,500.

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Women Faculty Mentoring Committee 2011-Present
    • Chair, Department of Biology 2002-2009
    • Fellow for the Center on Teaching and Leaning 2006-2007
    • Faculty Appreciation Award: The Office of Residential Life 2007

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

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    College of Arts and Sciences
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