Cuomo, C. & R. Valente, (in review). Bottom Water Geochemistry as a Structuring Influence on Marine Benthic Communities: An Analysis Using Sediment Profile Imaging. Estuaries.
Valente, R. & C. Cuomo (2005) Did multiple sediment-associated stressors contribute to the 1999 lobster mass mortality event in Western Long Island Sound, USA. Estuaries and Coasts 28:529-540
Cuomo, C., R. Valente, & D. Dogru (2005). Seasonal Variation in Sediment & Bottom Water Chemistry of Western Long Island Sound: Implications for Lobster Mortality. Journal of Shellfish Research. 24: 805-814
Cuomo, C. and P. Van Patten (2004). Long Island Sound: The State of the Estuary, Proceedings of the 6th. Biennial Long Island Sound Conference, October 2002, Office of Long Island Sound Programs, Connecticut Sea Grant.
Cuomo, C, R. Valente, & D. Dogru. (2004). Monitoring of Bottom Water and Sediment Conditions at Critical Stations in Western Long Island Sound. Proceedings of the 6th. Biennial Long Island Sound Conference, October 2002, Office of Long Island Sound Programs, Connecticut Sea Grant.
Cuomo, C. and R. Valente, 2003. Monitoring of Bottom Water and Sediment Conditions at Critical Stations in WLIS. EPA Special Report, Office of LIS Programs.
Cuomo, C., 2000. The benthos of the lower Quinnipiac River: a preliminary study in: The Proceedings of the Long Island Sound Conference, October 1998, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY.
Cuomo, C., 2000. An Initial Assessment of the Benthic Communities and Associated Sediment Characteristics of the Lower Quinnipiac River, prepared as part of the Quinnipiac River Non-Point Source Pollution Assessment. Project Report Number 319-9804 in: A Summary Report of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Biological Survey, R.Pupedis, ed., Yale University Center for Coastal & Water-shed Systems, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and The Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Sedimentary and biological controls on anoxic and hypoxic bottom water conditions
The link between hypoxia and lobster die-offs in Western Long Island Sound
Sediment oxygen demand as a structuring influence on the development of anoxic "dead" zones
Marine policy issues related to emplacement of power lines, natural gas pipelines, & other energy-related structures.
Limulus polyphemus aquaculture
Geomicrobiological relationships within bacterial mats
Biomineralization by microbial mats - ancient and modern
Preservation of fecal pellets within microbial mats -- both ancient and modern.
Development of remote sensing tools to assess benthic changes in small estuaries and riverine systems
The benthic fauna of the Quinnipiac, Branford, and Housatonic Rivers
Bioaccumulation by benthic organisms
The paleoecological relationships of the earliest metazoans
The identification of biogenic pelletal fabrics in the rock record
The relationship between pelletal fabrics and hydrocarbon source rock potential.
Improving K-12 science education in both public & private schools
Areas of Expertise
Marine & Estuarine Animal-Sediment-Geochemical Interactions
Marine & Coastal Hypoxic and Anoxic Systems
Sediment Sulfide Geochemistry
Estuarine and marine benthic ecology
Marine Invertebrate Organisms
Stratigraphy & Paleoecology of Black Shales
Environmental Evolution through Time
Curatorial Affiliate, Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History
Vice-President of the Board, The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
Member & Co-Chair, US EPA, Long Island Sound Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee
Member, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, Scientific Advisory Committee,
Member, The Sound School, Scientific Advisory Committee