Zemeckis, Douglas

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Dr. Zemeckis serves as the Marine Extension Agent for Ocean, Atlantic, and Monmouth Counties through Rutgers Cooperative Extension. In this capacity, his work involves educational programming and applied research that helps to meet the needs of clientele in fisheries, aquaculture, and coastal resource management, including addressing climate change related issues that are impacting coastal resources and communities.


Kitchel, Zoë, and Douglas Zemeckis. “Climate Change Impacts on New Jersey's Marine Fisheries.” E369: Climate Change Impacts on New Jersey's Marine Fisheries (Rutgers NJAES), New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, June 2021,

Zemeckis, D. R. (2021). Offering a Hyflex Fisheries Science Course for Stakeholders of New Jersey's Fisheries. The Journal of Extension, 58(1), Article 10.

Ashley Trudeau, Eleanor A. Bochenek, Abigail S. Golden, Michael C. Melnychuk, Douglas R. Zemeckis, and Olaf P. Jensen. Lower possession limits and shorter seasons directly reduce for-hire fishing effort in a multispecies marine recreational fishery. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. e-First

Capizzano, C.W., Jones, E.A., Scyphers, S.B., Zemeckis, D.R., Danylchuk, A.J. and Mandelman, J.W. (2022), Understanding Recreational Angler Diversity and Its Potential Implications on Promoting Responsible Fishing Practices in a Multispecies Gulf of Maine Fishery. Mar Coast Fish, 14: e10196.

Puncher, G.N., Wang, Y., Martin, R., DeCelles, G., Cadrin, S.X., Zemeckis, D., Rowe, S., Leblanc, N.M., Parent, G.J. and Pavey, S.A. (2021), Transborder Gene Flow between Canada and the USA and Fine-Scale Population Structure of Atlantic Cod in the Broader Gulf of Maine Region. Trans Am Fish Soc, 150: 560-577.

Zellers, C., Errickson, L., Zemeckis, D., Kinsey, J., & Tansey, R. (2021). O28 what's The catch? A virtual education program to increase seafood intake of New Jersey residents. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 53(7). 

Lauren Errickson, Douglas Zemeckis, Industry Insights on Consumer Receptivity to Aquaculture Products in the Retail Marketplace: Considerations for Increasing Seafood Intake, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_2, June 2021, Page 553,

Capizzano, C.W., Zemeckis, D.R., Jones, E.A., Hoffman, W.S., Dean, M.J., Ayer, M.H., Ribblett, N. and Mandelman, J.W. (2021), Reducing bycatch impacts in recreational fisheries: Case study examining terminal tackle in the multispecies Gulf of Maine groundfish fishery. Fish Manag Ecol, 28: 338-350 e12480.

Albertsen, C. M., Stransky, C., Secor, D., Zemeckis, D., White, E., Berg, F., de Pontual, H., Hüssy, K., Mahe, K., Mackenzie, K., Kerr, L., Wennerström, L., Hidalgo, M., Gras, M., Campbell, N., Reis-Santos, P., McBride, R., Castilho, R., Mariani, S., ... Whitener, Z. (2021). Stock Identification Methods Working Group (SIMWG). International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). ICES Scientific Report Vol. 3 No. 90

Zemeckis, D. (2021). Impacts of climate change on marine fisheries off the Northeast United States. World Scientific Encyclopedia of Climate Change, 139–148. 

Smith SL, Golden AS, Ramenzoni V, Zemeckis DR, Jensen OP (2020) Adaptation and resilience of commercial fishers in the Northeast United States during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. PLOS ONE 15(12): e0243886.

Langan, Joseph A., et al. "Abundance and distribution of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in a warming southern New England." Fishery Bulletin, vol. 118, no. 2, Apr. 2020, pp. 150+. Gale Academic OneFile, Accessed 31 Jan. 2022.

Caiger PE, Dean MJ, DeAngelis AI, Hatch LT and others (2020) A decade of monitoring Atlantic cod Gadus morhua spawning aggregations in Massachusetts Bay using passive acoustics. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 635:89-103.

Allen, Michael C. & Campo, Matthew. Ecological Monitoring and Mitigation Policies and Practices at Offshore Wind Installations in the United States and Europe. Retrieved from

Chang Liu, Crista Bank, Michael Kersula, Geoffrey W Cowles, Douglas R Zemeckis, Steven X Cadrin, Christopher McGuire, Movements of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of Maine based on geolocation, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 76, Issue 7, December 2019, Pages 2020–2032,

Douglas R Zemeckis, Micah J Dean, Annamaria I DeAngelis, Sofie M Van Parijs, William S Hoffman, Mark F Baumgartner, Leila T Hatch, Steven X Cadrin, Christopher H McGuire, Identifying the distribution of Atlantic cod spawning using multiple fixed and glider-mounted acoustic technologies, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 76, Issue 6, November-December 2019, Pages 1610–1625,

Capizzano, C.W., Zemeckis, D.R., Hoffman, W.S., Benoît, H.P., Jones, E., Dean, M.J., Ribblett, N., Sulikowski, J.A. and Mandelman, J.W. (2019), Fishery-Scale Discard Mortality Rate Estimate for Haddock in the Gulf of Maine Recreational Fishery. North Am J Fish Manage, 39: 964-979.

Clucas GV, Kerr LA, Cadrin SX, Zemeckis DR, Sherwood GD, et al. (2019) Adaptive genetic variation underlies biocomplexity of Atlantic Cod in the Gulf of Maine and on Georges Bank. PLOS ONE 14(5): e0216992.

Liu, C., Cowles, G. W., Zemeckis, D. R., Fay, G., Le Bris, A., & Cadrin, S. X. (2019). A hardware-accelerated particle filter for the geolocation of demersal fishes. Fisheries Research, 213, 160–171. 

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