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David Yozzo

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

David Yozzo works on design and implementation of ecological sampling/monitoring programs in support of habitat restoration, compensatory mitigation, and navigation/transportation infrastructure programs throughout the U.S. (freshwater, estuarine and marine environments). In addition, he studies fisheries and conducts technology assessments at power generation facilities to ensure compliance with Clean Water Act Section 316(b) Phase II requirements. He also prepares regulatory documents including environmental impact statements/reports, environmental assessments, supporting research/synthesis, and 3rd party review.

Research Interests

Fisheries, urban ecology, community ecology of tidal wetlands and coastal/freshwater habitat restoration.

Publications

Yozzo, D.J. and D.T. Osgood. 2013. Invertebrate communities of low-salinity wetlands: Overview and comparison between Phragmites and Typha marshes within the Hudson River Estuary.  Estuaries and Coasts 36:575-584.

Cotroneo, C, and D.J. Yozzo. 2010. W-fold: A folding, transportable 1 m2 throw trap for use in densely vegetated aquatic habitats. The Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25:73-78.

Osgood, D.T., D.J. Yozzo, R.M. Chambers, S. Pianka, C. LePage and J. Lewis. 2006. Patterns of habitat utilization by resident nekton in Phragmites and Typha marshes on the Hudson River Estuary, New York. In: J. Waldman, K. Limburg, and D. Strayer, (eds.) Hudson River Fishes and Their Environment. American Fisheries Society Symposium 51:151-173.

Yozzo, D.J., and M.S. Laska. 2006. Restoration program assessment of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Ecological Restoration 24:13-21.

Yozzo, D.J., Wilber, P., and R. J. Will. 2004. Beneficial uses of dredged material for habitat creation, enhancement, and restoration in New York - New Jersey Harbor.  The Journal of Environmental Management 73:39-52.

Yozzo, D.J., and F. Ottman. 2003. New distribution records for the spotfin killifish (Fundulus luciae Baird) in the lower Hudson River Estuary and adjacent waters.  Northeastern Naturalist 10:399-408.

Yozzo, D.J., J.E. Davis, and P.T. Cagney. 2003. Coastal Engineering for Environmental Enhancement. Chapter V - 7: in: L. Vincent and Z. Demirbilek, (eds.), Coastal Engineering Manual, EM-1110-2-1100, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

Osgood, D.T., D.J. Yozzo, R.M. Chambers, D. Jacobson, T. Hoffman, and J. Wnek. 2003.  Tidal hydrology and habitat utilization by resident nekton in Phragmites and non-Phragmites marshes. Estuaries 26:523-534.

Yozzo, D.J., R. Clark, N. Curwen, M.R. Graybill, P. Reid, K. Rogal, J. Scanes, and C. Tilbrook. 2000. Managed retreat: Assessing the role of the human community in habitat restoration projects in the United Kingdom.  Ecological Restoration 18:234-242.

Yozzo, D.J., and R.J. Diaz.  1999. Tidal freshwater wetlands: invertebrate diversity, ecology and functional significance.  in: Batzer, D., R. Rader, and S. Wissinger, eds.,                Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management.  John Wiley and Sons.