Wildlife habitat assessment and restoration planning
Assessment and surveys for endangered and threatened species
Wetland plant survey
Invasive species survey and management
Wetland hydrology monitoring
Wetland restoration and enhancement
Wetland creation and post-restoration monitoring
Computerized mapping including GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Brownfields and Contaminated Lands
Soil chemical analysis
Consultation on assessment
Redevelopment of contaminated sites
Green Site Design and Development
Public adoption and implementation of sustainability plans designed to increase local economic value
Respond to environmental risks such as flooding
Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)
Air and water pollution
Development of community support and revitalization through collaborative stakeholder analysis using LEED-ND guidelines
Green real estate portfolio analysis
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. This expertise is embodied and recognized by their 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.