Joshua Moody, Ph.D.

Restoration Manager

Joshua Moody, Ph.D. is the Restoration Manager at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. In this role, he oversees a variety of programs including the Delaware Estuary Living Shoreline Initiative (DELSI) and the development of tools and methodologies to identify and prioritize appropriate restoration interventions. Additionally, Josh conducts research on shellfish physiology and ecology to better understand how to integrate shellfish into a variety of restoration practices to make marshes healthier, shorelines stronger, and water cleaner. Josh came to PDE in 2012 as a science fellow from the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Laboratory where he earned a master’s degree in Ecology and Geospatial Information Science (GIS). He subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science from Drexel University (2017) through his work to better understand how and where the ecological benefits of marsh mussels are declining due to salt marsh loss. Josh lives in Newark, Delaware with his wife and two children. When he is not at soccer games, Girl Scout events, or swim lessons, you can find Josh hiking, backpacking, and trail running throughout the Estuary.

To contact Moody, please call (302) 655-4990, extension 115, or email

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