Description of Research Projects
Research Staff & Associates
Selected Presentations and Publications
Partners & Sponsors
Student Research Activities & Info
Meet 2006 Student Researchers
Application & Contact Info
Coastal Conservation Research Program

The Coastal Conservation Research Program (CCRP) is the outgrowth of a research program initiated in 1989 at the Wetlands Institute ( on the Cape May Peninsula of southernmost New Jersey. Located on 6,000 acres of coastal salt marsh, the Wetlands Institute promotes research, education, and conservation through a variety of methods including classes, field research, and local community involvement. The CCRP is a partnership between the Wetlands Institute, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (RSC), and other public and private partners.

The CCRP focuses its research and conservation efforts on issues related to our close proximity to the dense human population of the northeastern United States. Over the past 20 years, nearly 200 college and university students from over 100 academic institutions throughout the United States and abroad have participated in our program. The CCRP now annually involves approximately ten student researchers working closely with research scientists on a wide variety of projects.

In 2000, the Wetlands Institute became the host research facility for the Asian Scholar Program. This program brings young aspiring herpetologists from other parts of the world to the United States for an intensive summer of research, workshops, and field trips. These Asian participants work alongside our summer student researchers, learning skills that will enable them to conserve native wildlife in their home countries.

On this site, you will find information about the CCRP, its research scientists, partner organizations, and student activities. We hope that you will find this information useful, and encourage you to contact us ( should you have questions regarding any aspect of our program.

Description of Research Projects | Staff & Associates | Presentations and Publications | Partners & Sponsors |
Student Research Activities & Info | Application & Contact Info