Patricia Mosto

Rowan University, USA


Patricia Mosto has extensive environmental science experience. She has been actively involved with field and laboratory projects related to water quality and water pollution issues for the last 35 years. She was the Assistant Curator at the Collection of Algae at the University of Texas in Austin. She was a Consultant with the University of Southern California in an NOAA project in coastal pollution. She worked with the Department of Water and Power and the Department of Sanitation in Los Angeles, Calif, for 10 years. In that capacity, she was a Team Member and Laboratory Director of the Research and Development Division, an interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers for water and wastewater treatment plant problem solving and design. Prior to coming to Rowan, she was a Researcher at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, working in algal toxins. She has received grants from the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), The National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Argentinean Ministry of Defense. She was a Consultant with Rohm and Hass in biocidal control of subaerial algae, and with the Argentinean Navy on coastal pollution. Dr. Mosto joined Rowan University in 1993. She was the Chair of the Biological Sciences Department. She is currently the Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. She has been actively involved in research projects with undergraduate students, directing and supervising over 45 independent undergraduate projects. Dr. Mosto has published major chapters in 4 books, over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and over 50 peer-reviewed technical reports. She has presented her research at local, national, and international conferences, and she is an active member of many professional associastions.

Biography Updated on 24 May 2007

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