Francisco J. Artigas
Ph.D. Environmental Science, 1993. The Ohio State University.
Student, 1991. International Center for Research in Agriculture, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
M.S. Environmental Biology, 1988. The Ohio State University.
B.S. Biology, 1983. Universidad de Concepcion, Chile.
2016-present: Associate Research Professor. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University-Newark.
1998-2004: Research Associate Professor. Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity. Rutgers University.
1998-present. Faculty of the Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers University.
1997- 1998: Research Assistant Professor. Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity. Rutgers University.
1992-1993: Instructor. Department of Plant and Molecular Biology, The Ohio State University.
1986-1992: Teaching Associate, College of Biological Sciences, The Ohio State University.
Director of the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI). May, 2004-present
Senior Scientist, Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI). 1998-2004.
Faculty of the Graduate School, Rutgers University-Newark 1998-present.
Senior Scientist, Rutgers-CIMIC NASA Regional Application Center. 1997-2004
Environmental Information System Specialist. Winrock International Inc., IDB-Ministry of the Environment of El Salvador. El Salvador. 1999-2001.
Geo-Informatics Specialist. USAID Bolivia. Advisor to the National Social Information System program for the Office of the Vice-Presidency. L a Paz, Bolivia.1998.
Environmental Advisor. IRI Research Institute, USAID El Salvador. Developed the Environmental Information System for the coffee growing areas of El Salvador. 1993-1997
Environmental/GIS Advisor. Universidad Estadual du Marinaga, Parana- Maringa, Brazil. 1994
Environmental Scientist. European Economic Community, East Africa Food Security Program. Ruvuma Region. Tanzania. 1991
Field Biologist. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ecosystem Ecologist. North Slope Bird Habitat Study, Arctic Alaska. USA. 1989
Ethnobotanist. Frieburg University mission in Chile . Geomorphology and soil degradation in South-Central Chile. Concepcion, Chile. 1981-1982.
Fellowships and Grants
Co-PI, Mechanical removal of harmful algal bloom (HAB) in lakes using air micro-nano bubbles from a specialized floating platform. NJDEP Grant, 2020 – $500,000 (Submitted January 2020).
Co-PI, The Meadowlands Project: The Woven History of Our Cities and Wetlands. National Endowment for the Humanities. ($56,149). (Submitted December 2019).
Lead Senior Investigator. LTER: Ecological Response of Estuaries and Salt Marshes to Urban Modulation of Ecosystem Drivers in the New York-New Jersey Megacity. (Pre-proposal) National Science Foundation. (Submitted December 2019).
Urban Modulation of Ecosystem Drivers in the New York-New Jersey Megacity. NSF Preliminary Proposal. LTER Grant, 2020. (Submitted December 2019)
PI, Establishment of electronic data flows to EPA’s Exchange Network from discrete and continuous air and water monitoring systems as well as geospatial data of the Hackensack Meadowland District of New Jersey. Environmental Protection Agency. Three year project ($ 299,992). Start date: October 2017
PI, Gas emission baselines and carbon sink strength from three wetland surface types in the Meadowlands of New Jersey. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II. Two year project ($ 367,756). Start date: October, 2015.
PI, Benthic Biodiversity and Benthic Pollutant Loads in Emergent Marshes of the NJ Meadowlands. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II. Two year project ($ 215,239). Start date: September 2014.
PI, Measurement of Tidal Wetland Impairments for Acquisition and Enhancement in the NJ Meadowlands. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II. Two year project ($234.998). Start date: September 2013.
PI, Monitoring of Air Toxic Particulate Pollutants from Heavily Trafficked New Jersey Turnpike: An Urban Community-Wide Project. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II. Two year project ($ 375,000.00). Start date: July, 2006
PI, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II. Two year project ($85,000.00). Start date: September 1st. 2006
PI, Capping of Contaminated Sediments in Kearny Marsh. Environmental protection Agency, Region II. Three year project ($385,000.00). Start date: September 2004.
Co-PI, Assessment of Ecological Risk from Contamination in Wetlands of the Hackensack Meadowlands District. EPA. One year project. ($ 97,000.00). PI Robert Ceberio. Start date October 2002.
Co-PI, Spatially Integrated Coastal Permit System. Broad Area Announcement (BAA), NOAA. One year project. ($ 128,578.00) PI Robert Ceberio. Start date: September 2002.
Co-PI, “Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute,” New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, Five year project ($8,000,000,00). PI Nabil R. Adam. Start date: January 2002
Co-PI, E-Government: Human-Centered Systems for Business Services. NSF99103, 36 months. ($915,271.00). PI Nabil R. Adam. Start date July 2000.
PI, “Watershed Management Area Five Information Technology Grant. Bergen County Office of Health Services, Four year project ($69,000). Start date: November 2001.
Co-PI, Conceptual Plan for Watershed Management Area Five. NJDEP Grant. Submitted by a Consortium of: Rutgers University CIMIC, Bergen County Department of Health Services, Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, United Water New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickensen University and Hackensack Riverkeeper. Four year project ( $600,000). Start Date June 2001.
PI, “Camden School Technology Grant,” US Department of Education. Two year project ($39,000). Start date: June 2000.
Co-PI, “Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute,” Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, Three year project ($3,000,000), PI Nabil R. Adam. Start date September 1998.
Fellowship: International Center for Agriculture Fellowship, Wageningen, The Netherlands. ($13,500), 1991