Jeffrey C Cole

Jeff Cole studies the spatial distribution and habitat needs of aquatic organisms with emphasis on freshwater mussels and their host fish. His current work centers on developing and applying two-dimensional hydrodynamic flow models and temperature models to better understand what drives where these small and often difficult to find freshwater mussels are located. 


Jeff Cole has applied habitat suitability models in the Delaware River. He formerly conducted research out of the Wellsboro, Pennsylvania office of the Leetown Science Center. He joined the Pennsylvania Water Science Center Williamsport office in 2020.


  • M.S., 2007, Frostburg State University

  • B.S., 1999, Westminster College