Jennifer Mattei, Ph.D.

Jennifer H. Mattei, Ph.D.

Professor , Biology

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 and 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.

Awards and 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

Jennifer Mattei

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Science Ctr of Academic Bldg SC*217G
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • View Campus Map