Joshua Moody became the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s restoration coordinator in 2014 following a one-year fellowship. In this role Moody evaluates the Delaware Valley’s restoration needs and coordinates a variety of projects to meet those needs. He also leads multiple on-the-ground projects. These include restoring and monitoring shorelines that, otherwise, might wash away into the tidal Delaware River and Bay. He also studies the natural benefits of ribbed mussels, a breed of shellfish that makes marshes healthier, shorelines stronger, and water cleaner.
Moody is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in earth and environmental science at Drexel University. He earned his M.S. in ecology from Rutgers University in 2012 and his B.S. in biology from Temple University in 2008. In 2010 he also earned a graduate certification in geospatial information science (GIS) from Rutgers University.
Funders of Moody’s research have included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, National Shellfisheries Association, and the Society of Wetlands Scientists. He has won numerous awards for his scientific presentations and publications.
Moody is a native of Exton, Pennsylvania but, in an interesting twist, he now calls the former wetlands of South Philadelphia home.
Please email jmoody@DelawareEstuary.org to contact Moody, or call (302) 655-4990, extension 118.
(Image credit: Shaun Bailey of PDE)