Eric J. Chapman

Eric J. Chapman - Senior Director of Aquatic Science

Eric J. Chapman specializes in aquatic ecology, fisheries management, and the restoration of aquatic ecosystems primarily in western and central Pennsylvania. As the Senior Director of Aquatic Science for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Watershed Conservation Program since 2006, he is responsible for the coordination of all scientific monitoring for macroinvertebrates, freshwater mussels, Eastern Hellbenders, and fisheries related projects. As a result of these conservation and research projects, Eric and his team have published 12 peer-reviewed scientific articles on a variety of topics ranging from marine to freshwater ecosystems.  Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Arts in Environmental Science from Montclair State University.  Prior to WPC, he was employed at Queens College in New York City for three years as a research technician and for five years at Montclair State University in New Jersey as a research scientist focused on topics including marine macroinvertebrates and fishes; freshwater mussels; and scanning electron microscopy projects.