Chester B. Zarnoch, Ph.D.



My general interests are in shellfish biology, aquaculture, and marine ecology. My research focuses on the physiological ecology of bivalves to address questions related to restoration and aquaculture.


I currently teach courses in ecology and environmental science.  In these courses I strive for my students to understand how ecosystems work so that they have the knowledge to appreciate and protect ecological systems.  I encourage undergraduate and graduate students to participate in my research as there are opportunities to do work in the field and in my laboratory at Baruch College.


Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies

Department of Natural Science

Baruch College

City University of New York (CUNY)

17 Lexington Avenue, Box A-0506

New York, NY 10010

Phone: (646) 660-6239


Graduate School Faculty Member

The Graduate Center

Biology Department - Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Environmental Biology and Sustainability Research Group