Below is a list of UCI staff members and their areas of expertise. Additional biographical information can be found on the Who We Are page. Media inquiries may be directed to Karl Vilacoba, Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-469-0832. See a full list of experts at Monmouth University.
UCI Expert Guide
Tony MacDonald, Esq.
Expertise: Ocean resources management issues and public policy, beach access law, ocean planning, federal environmental legislation and congressional affairs
Dr. Jason Adolf
Expertise: Water quality, harmful algal blooms, red tides, phytoplankton ecology and evolution
Randall Abate, Esq.
Expertise: Climate change law and justice, domestic and international environmental law, constitutional law, animal law
Vice Admiral Paul G. Gaffney II, USN (Ret.)
Expertise: Ocean exploration, federal ocean policy, Naval meteorology and oceanography
Dr. Thomas Herrington
Expertise: Coastal resilience and sustainability, hazard mitigation, ocean engineering, storm surge and wave impacts, beach/sand management, climate change
Expertise: Marine science, fisheries, plankton, benthic organisms, sediment, water quality, mitigation, geophysics, marine GIS and GPS mapping.
Expertise: General inquiries about UCI programs, projects and activities; the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal and regional ocean planning
Visit our frequently updated UCI Blog for additional news and features
Monmouth Poll: Strong Support for Wind Energy in New Jersey, April 3, 2019
Climate Concerns Increase; Most Republicans Now Acknowledge Change, November 29, 2018
Monmouth University Unveils 49-Foot Research Vessel Nauvoo, June 27, 2018
Science Building Renovation and Expansion Project Completed, Feb. 21, 2018
Mid-Atlantic Residents See Ocean Health as Major Economic Issue, December 5, 2017
Naked DNA in water tells if fish have arrived, April 12, 2017
Public Says Climate Change Is Real, January 5, 2016
Urban Coast Institute Director Headed to Paris Climate Change Conference, November 18, 2015