John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D..

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John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D.

Dr. Tanacredi has extensive experience in environmental/ecological/conservation biology research and management. As Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CERCOM) at Molloy College, he has worked on a variety of water quality and conservation issues along the near shore ocean of the Long Island coast, including the Great South Bay. He has led trips including students to study coral reef ecology in Belize and the Virgin Islands, tropical rainforest ecology in Costa Rica; evolution and island ecology in the Galapagos Islands/Ecuador; horseshoe crab conservation in China, Taiwan and Japan; earth history in Iceland; volcanoes in Italy; air pollution in Athens, Greece; Beluga Whales in St. Lawrence and Canada; and migratory birds and turtles in the Caribbean.

Dr. Tanacredi is a world authority on horseshoe crab conservation and ecology. He has also served as a flight meteorologist with the U.S. Navy "Hurricane Hunters", environmental analyst with the U.S. Coast Guard Bridge Administration, research ecologist with the National Park Service, and Department Chair of Earth and Marine Sciences. He has obtained or been involved as principal investigator in more than $5.5 million of research-related funding.

Dr. Tanacredi received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University (today, NYU Polytechnic Institute), his M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences from the Institute of Health Sciences at CUNY Hunter College, and his B.S. in Biological Sciences from CUNY Richmond College. Presently, Dr. Tanacredi is a long-standing member of The Explorer's Club, the NY Academy of Sciences, and the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI).

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Also see HCC Press Release (12/11/2019)