Ecological surveys, water chemistry testing, sediment chemistry testing, benthic macroinvertebrate survey, pathogen testing, lake and reservoir survey and management, river restoration and management, invasive species survey and management, seagrass bed survey and restoration, flood analysis, surface and groundwater investigations.
Wildlife survey, natural resource inventories, wildlife habitat assessment and restoration planning, assessment and surveys for endangered and threatened species.
Wetland delineation, functional assessments, wetland plant survey, invasive species survey and management, wetland hydrology monitoring, regulatory permitting, wetland restoration and enhancement, wetland creation and post-restoration monitoring.
Computerized mapping including GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Remote Sensing, and report preparation.
Brownfields and Contaminated Lands
Site investigations, soil chemical analysis, consultation on assessment, land acquisition, remediation, and redevelopment of contaminated sites.
Green Site Design and Development
Development, public adoption, and implementation of sustainability plans designed to increase local economic value, respond to environmental risks such as flooding, CSO, air and water pollution, development of community support and revitalization through collaborative stakeholder analysis using LEED-ND guidelines, green real estate portfolio analysis, zoning and land use planning tools.
Environmental Outreach and Education
Developing and delivering environmental outreach programs, environmental education for schools and communities.
The PRI brings together over 45 physical, biological and social scientists and engineers from Montclair State and partner universities. Many PRI members are renowned experts in their fields and nearly all hold doctoral degrees. The expertise embodies by our membership is recognized by service on many advisory committees including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Science Advisory Board, New Jersey Highlands Council, New Jersey Water Monitoring Coordinating Council, New Jersey Office of Sustainable Business, Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.
We cover the spectrum from ecology, microbiology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental engineering, and analytical chemistry to remote sensing, geospatial analysis, geographical information systems, applied math and informational technology, to environmental planning, policy anthropology, communications and education.
PRI members have conducted field and lab-based projects throughout the region including but not limited to the Passaic River basin, Hackensack Meadowlands, Barnegat Bay, NJ/NY Highlands, Delaware River Basin, Long Island Sound, Hudson River and the Bronx River.
The University Advantage
PRI has access to a wide array of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment available only at a large, comprehensive, research university like Montclair State. The University environment also provides a large cadre of capable and eager undergraduate and graduate students, technicians, and postdoctoral researchers.
Granting Agencies and Clients
PRI members have successfully competed for well over $10 million in grants and completed projects for many federal and state agencies including the US EPA, US Department of Energy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA, National Park Service, NJDEP, NJ Meadowlands Commission, and NJ Board of Public Utilities. Several members have private sector and/or subcontracting experience with numerous environmental consulting firms.