Paul A. X. Bologna

Associate Professor, Biology and Molecular Biology

Director, Aquatic and Coastal Sciences Program

Montclair State University associate professor of Biology Paul Bologna, PhD, is a noted authority on submerged aquatic vegetation. He received an Environmental Excellence Award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for research on seagrass restoration in New Jersey.

Through his research efforts, advances have been made in understanding eelgrass population genetics in New Jersey and other states. Bologna and Biology and Molecular Biology department colleague Jack Gaynor, PhD, are currently conducting research on the impact of invasive sea nettles on the ecosystem of  New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. 

Summer's Sting: A Q & A with Montclair State marine biologist Paul Bologna, Montclair State

Studying Portuguese Man-of-War in New Jersey, NJTV News

Researchers Investigate Surge of Man o’ Wars at the Jersey Shore, NBC10 Philadelphia

I came face-to-face with a Man-of-War Jellyfish in Atlantic City, Philadelphia Magazine

High School Students Work with College Professors to Minimize Jellyfish Population, NJTV News

Why is the sky blue?, Asbury Park Press

Jersey Shore Jellyfish Population Jumps, NBC New York

Stinging jellyfish continue to menace swimmers on Barnegat Bay, The Star-Ledger

Workers race nature to rebuild Shore habitats before mating, migration season, The Record