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State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection


Science Advisory Board

Environmental Trends Reports

Study Areas

-Barnegat Bay
-Drinking Water
-Environmental Health
- Environmental Standards
- Fish Advisories & Studies
- Mercury
Nutrient Related Research
Ocean\Wind Power Ecological Baseline Study
- Raritan Bay - Bibliography
- Water Quality
- Wetlands

Division Reports
- -Research Project Summaries

Division Peer-Reviewed Publications
Staff Expertise

Related Links

DEP Environmental Research Library

New Jersey Environmental Digital Library

Nutrient and Carbon Fluxes to Barnegat Bay from Marginal Saline Wetlands (2021)
Report | Research Project Summary

Division of Science and Research Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Information

Main DEP PFAS Webpage

Request for Proposal-Reconstruction of New Jersey Coastal Wetlands Past Characteristics Based on Diatom Assemblages
Deadline: December 6, 2021

Changes in Hourly and Daily Extreme Rainfall Amounts in NJ since the Publication of NOAA Atlas 14 Volume (2021)
Report | Fact SheetScience Advisory Board Peer Review Comments

Projected Changes in Extreme Rainfall in New Jersey based on an Ensemble of Downscaled Climate Model Projections (2021)
Report | Fact SheetSupplemental Data Tables
Science Advisory Board Peer Review Comments

Potential Lead Exposure Mapping (PLEM) Tool (2021)

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material to Enhance Salt Marsh Habitat in New Jersey (2021)| Project Summary and Lessons Learned | Monitoring Plan

Fish Smart Eat Smart NJ- Fish Consumption Advisories (2021)

The New Jersey Reference Wetland Tool by Riparia at Penn State and NJDEP is now a publicly available resource for summarizing tidal wetland data (2021)

A Pilot Trap Survey of Artificial Reefs in New Jersey for Monitoring of Black Sea Bass, Tautog, and Lobster (2021) Report | Research Project Summary

New Jersey's Coastal Estuaries Inventory- Years 1-3 (2021) Report | Research Project Summary

Comprehensive Estuarine Fish Inventory Program: Great Bay-Mullica River: Year Three (2021) Report | Research Project Summary

Request for Proposal-Compliance Documentation and Corrosion Control Recommendations for the State Lead and Copper Rule
Deadline: May 3, 2021 5:00pm EST
The Request Period Is Now Closed
Cover Memo | Scope of Work and Requirements

Developing a Watershed-Scale Baseline for Tidal Wetlands (2020)

Request for Proposal-MACWA Monitoring in Delaware Estuary and Barnegat Bay- Deadline: March 3, 2021 5PM EST
The Request Period Is Now Closed

Request for Proposal- Mid-Atlantic Coastal Wetland Assessment Refinement and Technical Support- Deadline: March 3, 2021 5PM EST
The Request Period Is Now Closed

Request for Proposal- Vegetation Monitoring at Beneficial Use of Dredged Material to Enhance Salt Marsh Pilot Projects- Deadline: March 3, 2021 5PM EST
The Request Period Is Now Closed

Reconnaissance of Surface Water Estrogenicity and the Prevalence of Intersex in Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus Dolomieu) Inhabiting New Jersey (2020)
Abstract | Research Project Summary

Monitoring and Assessment of Clinging Jellyfish (Gonionemus vertens) Populations and Habitat in New Jersey Coastal Embayments (2020)

Statistical Analysis: Metal Concentrations in Soil (2020)

A Review of Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Occurrence in New Jersey Surface Water and Groundwater (2020)

Assessing the Biological Control of Atlantic Bay Nettles (Chrysaora chesapeakei) by Nudibranchs (2020) Full Report | Research Project Summary

Water Quality Trends in Nutrients in New Jersey Streams, Water Years 1971-2016 (2020) Full Report | Appendix I | Appendix II | Appendix III

New Jersey Jellyfish Information Web App (2020)

Request for Proposal of Analytical Services-Water, Sediment and Fish Tissue-Bids due by June 3, 2020 at 12 Noon
The Request Period Is Now Closed

NJDEP Barnegat Bay Boaters Web App (2020)

Concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in New Jersey Soils (2020)

Requestion for Public Comment on Draft Interim Specific Ground Water Quality Criteria and Draft Interim Practical Quantitation Level (PQL) for PFOS & PFOA
The Comment Period Is Now Closed

Diatom Flora of the New Jersey Coastal Wetlands (2019)

Evaluation of DNA-based metabarcoding of microeukaryotic assemblages for water-quality monitoring in New Jersey rivers and streams (2019)

New Jersey Wetland Program Plan 2019-2022 (March 2019)

Investigation of Levels of Perfluorinated Compounds in New Jersey Fish, Surface Water, and Sediment (2018) Full Report | Research Project Summmary

The function of the Division of Science and Research is to help ensure that the department's decision-making is based upon the best possible scientific and technical information. The role of this division is to provide the department with, and access to, expertise and information that supports its technical and policy needs. In addition, the division performs research to meet the information and problem-solving needs, identifies and understands emerging issues that require the department's attention and advocates/integrates the multi-disciplinary perspective into the department's identification, analysis and resolution of environmental issues.

Division of Science and Research
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director
Mailing Address:
Mail code 428-01, P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625

Office Location:
428 East State St., 1st floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340