Editor

  • Editor: Journal of Shellfish Research (1986 - present)
  • Co-Editor: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (1998 - present)
  • Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief: Harmful Algae (2001 - present)
  • Associate Editor: Journal of the World Aquaculture Society
  • Editorial Boards (Current): Reviews in Fisheries Sciences; Advances in Marine Biology; Journal of Medical and Applied Malacology;
  • Editorial Boards (Prior): Malacological Review; Journal of Aquaculture (Korea); Shellfish World

Associations & Committees

  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering; Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare; International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Conference Chair, International Pectinid Workshop (Portland, Maine) 1989
  • NATO Advanced Study Institute. Particle analysis in oceanography. Aquifreda, Italy. 1991.
  • President-elect, National Shellfisheries Association 1990-1991; President, National Shellfisheries Association 1991-1992; President-elect 2002-2003; President, 2003 - 2005
  • Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center, Technical/Industrial Advisory Committee 1991 - 1993
  • Invited participant at the Marine Phytoplankton Toxin Workshop, NMFS Southeast Fisheries Center, Charleston, South Carolina, to establish a national U.S. program on marine phycotoxins, 1992
  • Invited to serve on the National Sea Grant College Program (Washington, D.C.) 1991 Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms
  • NATO Advanced Research Workshop. Bivalve filter feeders and marine ecosystem processes, Renesse, The Netherlands 1992
  • Site review panel member: NMFS, Milford Laboratory, Milford, CT, 1990 (chairman); EPA
  • Laboratory, Gulf Breeze, FL 1991; EPA Laboratory, Narragansett, RI, 1991
  • Invited Panel Member, National Panel on Assessment of Management and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Harmful Algal Bloom Assessment Project 96-171 (1996).
  • Secretary, World Aquaculture Society 1993-1994; 1994-1995; Board of Directors 1995; Vice-President 1996-1997
  • International Advisory Panel, 8th International Conference on Harmful Algal Blooms, Vigo, Spain, June 1997
  • Long Island Sound Study Technical Advisory Steering Committee 1996-2001
  • Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI). Founding Member; Board of Directors 1996-1997; Vice-President 1997-2000; President 2000-2001
  • International Advisory Committee, 9th International Conference on Harmful Algal Blooms, Hobart, Tasmania, February 2000
  • Chair, National Shellfish Workshop sponsored by CRII (Cooperative Research and Information Institute), Charleston, South Carolina, 2000
  • Conference Chair, Aquaculture 2001 ( triennial meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association, World Aquaculture Society and Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society)
  • Conference Chair and Organizer, 3rd International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety 2000
  • Program Chair and Steering Committee, Aquaculture 2004, the triennial meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association, World Aquaculture Society and Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society. Honolulu, Hawaii
  • National Healthy Beaches Campaign Board of Advisors 2003 -
  • New York Sea Grant Hard Clam Steering Committee (2003 - present)
  • Seafood Watch Board of Scientific Advisors (Monterey Bay Aquarium) 2003-2005
  • Steering Committee, National Plan for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algae Workshop 2005
  • Sea Grant Program Assessment Team (Virginia, 2004)
  • Program Committee Aquaculture 2006 - European Aquaculture Society/World Aquaculture Society meeting, Florence, Italy
  • Steering Committee and Program Chair, Aquaculture 2007, the triennial meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association, World Aquaculture Society and Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society San Antonio, Texas.
  • Member, National HAB Committee 2006 - present; Chair, Education and Outreach Committee
  • Panel Manager, USDA-SBIR Aquaculture 2007
  • Conference Chair, Benthic Ecology Meeting 2008, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Conference Chair, National Shellfisheries Association Centennial Meeting, 2008 Providence, RI
  • Steering Committee Chair, Aquaculture 2010, the triennial meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association, World Aquaculture Society and Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, San Diego, CA
  • Conference Chair, NOAA Shellfish and the Environment Meeting, Providence, RI, June 2008
  • Panel Manager, USDA-SBIR Aquaculture 2009
  • Global Steering Committee (elected) World Wildlife Foundation Molluscan Dialogues 2009