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Stephen Fegley

Stephen Fegley


Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1985)
B.S. Lebanon Valley College (1978)

Research Interests

Shellfish biology; Meiofaunal biology; Barrier island ecology; Experimental field studies

Research and Activities

Dr. Fegley is a broadly trained coastal ecologist. His research focuses on experimental and field-based ecological studies applied to shellfish population biology, shellfish aquaculture, meiofaunal ecology, and barrier island ecology. Dr. Fegley is a gifted educator and led IMS’s first NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) field site program. He has taken a teaching position at Barton College in Wilson, NC, but will continue to work at IMS on a part-time basis.


  • National Science Foundation REU program coordinator for IMS
  • Co-chair of the NC Bay Scallop Management Plan Advisory Committee
  • Member of the NJ Oyster Stock Assessment Review Committee