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Jaclynne Polcino

Jaclynne Polcino is a Hydrologist working in the New Jersey Water Science Center Surface Water Observations Program (SWOP) since 2019. Her current work focuses on collecting and reviewing data for surface water quantity in the northeast region of New Jersey, as well as installing and providing routine maintenance for surface water stream gage equipment.

Professional Experience

  • 2019-Present, USGS New Jersey Water Science Center, Hydrologist. Monitor surface water quantity in the state of New Jersey under the Surface Water Observations Program (SWOP).

  • 2019, Rutgers University, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR), Assistant Field Technician. Collect and partially process seawater samples for water quality analysis.

  • 2019, Stockton University, Marine Science Program, Student Research Assistant. Collect tidal current data using RiverPro ADCP and density profiles using Sontek CastAway CTD to map estuarine circulation in Little Egg Inlet, NJ and analyze data and create figures in MatLab to accompany written reports and presentations. Winning third place at the Science and  Math Symposium for undergrad research.

  • 2017-2019, NJDEP Bureau of Marine Fisheries Saltwater Registry, Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) Fisheries Field Technician and Costumer Service Representative. Collect catch per unit effort data at fishing access points and aboard vessels for fishery management and provide public information for NJ saltwater fishing regulation and registration.

  • 2017, Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program (BBSRP), Stockton University, Student Field Technician. Biological and cost benefit analysis for scale up efforts for Barnegat Bay oyster reefs on two restoration approaches, remote spat on whelk shell and Mullica River transplants. Perform growth, survivorship and biodiversity assessments.

  • 2017, Coastal Sedimentology Lab at Stockton University, Student Field Technician. Assist field and lab data collection with sediment traps, water level sensors, and RTK-GPS system for position and elevation data in the marsh environment for coastal sedimentology and tidal flood research for state funded creek expansion plans in Cape May Point, NJ.

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Marine Science, Oceanography Concentration, 2019, Stockton University