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Nancy Targett

Dean Emerita and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Marine Biosciences

Nancy Targett is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Hampshire. 

Dr. Targett is a nationally recognized expert on ocean issues and has previously served as dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, director of the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, and Acting President of University of Delaware. 


  • B.S., Chemistry and Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 1972.
  • M.S., Marine Science, University of Miami, 1975.
  • Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Maine, 1979.

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Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait
horseshoe crab

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.


• Marine Ecology• Marine Chemistry• Ocean Governance• Water & Society• Coastal-Zone Management• Environmental Interactions


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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