Roy Stoecker is one of the three co-founder’s
of Energy and Environmental Analysts, and has been Vice President since
its establishment in 1979. He formed and organized the Ecological Services
Division of EEA. Dr. Stoecker serves as the Principal-In-Charge
of all ecological, water quality and marine environmental studies.
Prior to EEA, Dr. Stoecker was the Ecology Division Director of the Environmental
Division of a national environmental and occupational health-consulting
firm owned by the Equitable Life Assurance Society insurance company.
Many of Dr. Stoecker's project activities involve
design of large-scale scientific/environmental programs. He is currently
Principal-in-Charge of the Army Corps of Engineers South Shore of Long
Island Storm Damage Mitigation Program. Both the Fire Island Interim
Plan (FIIP) EIS and the Storm Damage Reduction Reformulation Study focus
on natural resource assessments for storm damage protection. As such, he
is directly responsible for all of the natural resource studies presently
underway. These include offshore and backbay fisheries programs,
benthic invertebrates, submerged aquatic vegetation, bottom profiling,
and many other programs.
Dr. Stoecker just recently began consulting
for a proposed offshore wind energy project planned by Long Island Power
Authority (LIPA). Through a team effort with other consultants, Dr.
Stoecker was involved in a preliminary study of the entire south shore
to locate possible sites for an offshore wind farm. Dr. Stoecker contributed
to a study that describes the natural resources on the south shore of Long
Island and addresses sensitive issues involved in the building of an offshore
wind farm. Dr. Stoecker also spearheaded the Jamaica Bay Eutrophication
Study, a marine aquatic sampling program designed to contribute data to
a nutrient modeling program for the Jamaica Bay Estuary. Another
one of his programs involves the design and bio-engineering of created
wetlands at the Fresh Kills Landfill. This innovative project utilizes
dredged materials as the wetlands underlayment thereby providing a beneficial
end use for these materials.
In the past, Dr. Stoecker has been the principal-in-charge
of numerous ecological siting feasibility studies. He designed and
directed multi-year ecological studies of the Hudson River Center site
adjacent to the Javits Convention Center and the East River Landing site
adjacent to the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. Dr. Stoecker crafted
an environmental study on the Great South Bay and associated barrier beaches,
which included studies of avifauna, groundwater, and intertidal marsh vegetation
in order to determine the potential impacts of residential development
along the barrier beaches.
Dr. Stoecker is active in many environmental
affairs relating to the Great South Bay and Barrier Islands. He has
served on the following committees:
»Chairman, Town of Babylon Environmental
»Chairman, Town of Babylon Beach Advisory
»Save the Beaches Fund, Inc.
»Ad Hoc Committee for the Outer Beaches
»Technical Committee, South Shore Estuary
Dr. Stoecker received his Ph.D. in Botany
from University of Hawaii. He is extensively published and
author of “Aquatic Studies at the Hudson River Center Site
In: Estuarine Research in the 1980's: The Hudson River Environmental
Society Seventh Symposium on Hudson River Ecology ((1992).
Dr. Stoecker is also a writer of fiction novels and
an accomplished woodworker, adding character to Garden City's office furniture.