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CRESLI Advisory Board:

Sandra Shumway, Ph.D., D.Sc.

UCONN, Avery Point

Sandra Shumway received her Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the University of Wales and has been studying the impacts of environmental stress, including harmful algal blooms, on shellfish and aquaculture for almost 30 years.  She has authored 125 scientific papers, edited three books and is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Journal of Shellfish Research and Harmful Algae.  A strong advocate of education, she has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is committed to the development of sustainable aquaculture and fisheries practices. Sandra Shumway was CRESLI's President from 1996 - 2000.

John T. Tanacredi, Ph. D.

Dowling College

Dr. John T. Tanacredi is the Chairman of the Earth and Marine Science Department and Full Professor at Dowling College (2001 to present) and holds research associate positions with the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (American Museum of Natural History), LaMont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), and Osborn Laboratories (NY Aquarium).  He retired from a research Supervisory Ecologist position with the National Park Service (1980-2001).  Dr. Tanacredi’s research interests and expertise lie in coastal/estuarine ecology, ecotoxicology and conservation biology.  He was a US Navy Meteorologist (Hurricane Hunter) in Florida (1968-1970) and has published 4 books and over 50 scientific research papers.  Dr. Tanacredi joined the CRESLI board in 2001.

John Turner

John Turner has been Assistant Town Planning Director of the Town of Brookhaven since 2003 and has served as Director of Conservation Programs for the Long Island Chapters of The Nature Conservancy, Legislative Director of the New York State Legislative Commission on Water Resource Needs of New York State and Long Island, Chief Aide to State Assembly member Steve Englebright, and Director of the Division of Natural Resources in Suffolk County Parks Department.  As well as being an Advisory Board member to CRESLI, he is co-founder and board member of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society and serves as board member on Starflower Experiences, Long Island Chapter of the New York League of Conservation Voters, Friends of the Massapequa Preserve, Open Space Council, and the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  John has authored several dozen environmental and natural history articles, written two books, and is a contributing editor to the Long Island Forum.  He is also currently an adjunct professor of Ornithology in the Natural Sciences Department at South Hampton College and is an interpretive specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

Samuel Sadove

Sam Sadove has been Research Director and Proprietor of Puffin Consulting, Inc. since 1995.  He also was an adjunct professor at Suffolk Community College and Southampton College and an Environmental Consultant at Trade-Winds Environmental Restoration, Inc.  He was director and founder of the NY State Marine and Sea Turtle Stranding Program until 1996.  His research has included population, movement, behavioral studies and distribution of Diamondback Turtles and Leatherback sea turtle in New York State waters and the waters of Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica.  Sam has also been involved in fin whale population assessment throughout the Northwest Atlantic; seal population trends in the New York Blight; and survivorship and fledgling success of mixed species heron and sea bird colonies on Long Island.  He has authored and presented his research in several dozen scientific publications and national and international meetings.  Sam is a co-founder of CRESI and was the vice president from 2000-2004.

Robin Knappe

Robin has her B.S  in Chemistry and an M.S. in Environmental Technology.  She has been working in the environmental field since 1979 as either a chemist or in the area of waste management.  She began volunteering her time in the area of marine mammals, seals and sea turtle research and education in 1981 and has been on the CRESLI Board since it's inception in 1996

 

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