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Ron Smith

Ron Smith

Instructor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Director, DESLA Summer Program
Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science


  • MS, Biology, Rutgers University
  • BS, Biology, Boston College

Research Interests:

  • Shorebird Ecology and Conservation
  • Amphibians of the NJ Pine Barrens
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Climate Change – Regional Effects and Education


Ron Smith is a BEES instructor who teaches environmental science in the Haddonfield School District in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Ron researches shorebird abundance and disturbance along the NJ coast, surveys amphibian diversity in the NJ Pine Barrens and practices ecological restoration, with focus on riparian corridors, along the Cooper River in the Lower Delaware Watershed. Centered out of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance in Southampton, NJ, Ron leads the Life Science Field Training Institute for educators during the summer.