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Department of Earth and Marine Sciences
Meet Your Mentor
John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Earth and Marine Sciences
Director, Center for Estuarine, Environmental and Coastal Oceans Monitoring
Dr. Tanacredi has served as Chairman of the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences for more than a decade, forging cooperative agreements between the department and the National Park Service, Town of Islip, and National Weather Service, among others. Prior arriving at Dowling, he was a conservation biologist with the National Park Service, severing at Gateway National Park and other locations for nearly 30 years.
In the course of his career, Dr. Tanacredi has produced more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and five books and has led scientific and academic research expeditions to many of the most environmentally significant sites on the planet, including Easter Island and locations in the Mediterranean, Costa Rica, Belize, eastern Canada, China, Taiwan, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.
Dr. Tanacredi holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University, an M.S. in environmental health sciences from the Institute of Health Sciences at CUNY Hunter College, and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from CUNY Richmond College. He also maintains research associate positions at the American Museum of Natural History in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Osborn Laboratories for Marine Research at the New York Aquarium, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
International Symposium on the Science and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs, John T. Tanacredi, Mark L. Botton, and David R. Smith. Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs. New York: Springer, 2009. FindIt@ALibrary
Loret, J., and John T. Tanacredi. Easter Island: Scientific Exploration Into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm. New York: Kluwer Academic Press, 2003. FindIt@ALibrary
Tanacredi, John T. Limulus in the Limelight: A Species 350 Million Years in the Making, and in Peril? New York/London: Kluwer Research/Plenum Publishing, Inc., 2001. FindIt@ALibrary
Tanacredi, John T., ed. Limulus in the Limelight: A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001. FindIt@ALibrary
Tanacredi, John T., and J. Loret. Ocean Pulse I: A Critical Diagnosis. Ed. John T. Tanacredi and J. Loret. New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1998. FindIt@ALibrary
Tanacredi, John T., and Curtis J. Badger. Gateway: A Visitor's Companion. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 1995. FindIt@ALibrary
Tanacredi, John T. Visitors Companion to Gateway National Recreation Area. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books Press, 1995. FindIt@ALibrary
Loret, John, and John T. Tanacredi, eds. Easter Island: Scientific Exploration Into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, . FindIt@ALibrary
Ringenary, M., A.H. Molof, John T. Tanacredi, M.P. Schreibman and K. Kostarelus. "Long-term Sediment Biossay of Lead Toxicity in Two Generations of the Marine Amphipod, Elasmopus Iaevis." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26.8 (2007):12. FindIt@Dowling
Botton, M., R.E. Loveland, John T. Tanacredi and Tomio Itow. "Horeshoe Crabs (Limulus Polyphemus) in an Urban Estuary (Jamaica Bay, New York) and the Potential For Ecological Restoration." Estuaries 29.5 (2006):820-830. FindIt@Dowling
Tanacredi, John T. "Focus on Education." Long Island Business News 49.46 (2002):23A. FindIt@Dowling
Borowsky, B., P. Aitkken-Ander and John T. Tanacredi. "The Development of Oostegite Setae in Female Melita Nitida Exposed to Contaminated Sediments." Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 214(1997):85-86. FindIt@Dowling
Stalter, R., M. Byer and John T. Tanacredi. "Distribution and Abundance of Rare Coastal Plant Species At Gateway National Recreation Area." Journal of Lanscape and Urban Planning 35(1996):41-51. FindIt@Dowling
Augspurger, T.P., R.L. Herman, John T. Tanacredi and J.S. Hatfield. "Liver Lesions in Winter Flounder, Pleuronectes Americanus, From Jamaica Bay, New York: Indications of Environmental Degradation." Estuaries 17.IB (1994):172-179. FindIt@Dowling
Franz, D.R. and John T. Tanacredi. "Variability in Growth and Age Structure Among Populations of Ribbed Mussel." The Veliger 36.3 (1993):220-227. FindIt@Dowling
Tanacredi, John T., and Raul R. Cardenas. "Biodepuration of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbson From a Bivalve Mollusc, Mercenaria Mercenaria L." Environmental Science & Technology 25.8 (1991):1453-1461. FindIt@Dowling
Tanacredi, John T. Biodepuration of Petroleum Derived Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons From a Bivalve Mollusk, Mercernaria Mercenaria L. Diss. Polytechnic University, 1988.