Judith Weis

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Judith Weis is a professor and faculty expert of marine biology at Rutgers University, Newark. Weis's research focuses on the responses of estuarine organisms to stresses, particularly heavy metal contaminants. Her lab site is situated in close proximity to New Jersey's Hackensack Meadowlands and Newark Bay.

Research projects[edit]

- Estuarine pollution: effects on behavior and predator/prey relationships and reproduction

- Effects of embryonic exposure to contaminants on larval behavior in fish

- Effects of parasites on grass shrimp behavior and ecotoxicology

- Effects of chromated-copper-arsenate treated wood in estuaries

- Marsh plants' roles in uptake and flux of contaminants, and as habitat and food for marsh invertebrates


Fulbright Senior Specialist - Indonesia (Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawesi) May 2006

Rutgers Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award, 2003-2004

Environmental Award from Accabonac Protection Committee, 1996

Governor's Science Advisory Committee, N.J., President's Council of Cornell Women, Marine Board of the National Research Council, 1991

Elected Fellow of AAAS, 1985


- Cornell University, Zoology B.A., 1962

- Marine Biology Lab., Marine Ecology, 1961

- New York University, Biology M.S., 1964

- New York University, Biology Ph.D., 1967[1]