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Maryland Sea Grant has funded scientific research relevant to the Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland residents who conserve, enjoy, and make their living from it. Search below our archive of research projects back through 1990, using keywords, topics, or project start year. Project data include the project principal investigators and abstract as well as impact or accomplishment statements and peer reviewed publications, if applicable.

Determining the Resiliency of Juvenile Oysters to Estuarine Stressors and Climate Change: Implications for Restoration and Aquaculture Programs

Principal Investigator: 

Denise L. Breitburg

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Matthew Ogburn and Seth Miller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Developing a technology to induce sterility in an emerging marine aquaculture species, sablefish, by disrupting primordial germ cell development

Principal Investigator: 

Ten-Tsao Wong

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Co-Principal investigator: 

Yonathan Zohar, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Adam Luckenbach and William Fairgrieve, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Development of a Bayesian Approach for Estimating Ecosystem-based Reference Points for Atlantic Menhaden

Principal Investigator: 

Genevieve Nesslage

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Michael J. Wilberg, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Improving Prediction and Visualization of Coastal Inundation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Principal Investigator: 

Ming Li

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Xiaohong Wang, Salisbury University

Integrated Geospatial, Cultural, and Social Assessment of Coastal Resilience to Climate Change

Principal Investigator: 

Michael Paolisso

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Brian Needelman, University of Maryland, Department of Environmental Science and Technology; Christina Prell, University of Maryland, Department of Sociology; Klaus Hubacek, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences

Linking Stormwater BMP Implementation and Mosquito Infestation to Resident Socioeconomic Status, Knowledge, and Attitudes in Two Suburban Watersheds

Principal Investigator: 

Paul Leisnham

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2017

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Environmental Science and Technology

Co-Principal investigator: 

Kanoko Maeda, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Environmental Science and Technology

Managing for Biodiversity and Blue Carbon in the Face of Sea-level Rise and Barrier Island Migration

Principal Investigator: 

Keryn Gedan

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

George Washington University

Co-Principal investigator: 

Chris Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Sunny Jardine, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy; Jorge Lorenzo Trueba, Montclair State University, Earth and Environmental Studies

Potential Pollution Trade-Offs for Sustainable Coastal Agricultural Management

Principal Investigator: 

Eric Davidson

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jake Hagedorn, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Quantifying Changes to Nutrient Cycling and Nitrogen Removal in an Estuary as a Consequence of Aeration

Principal Investigator: 

Lora A. Harris

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jeremy Testa, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Resilience of Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Katharina A. M. Engelhardt

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Maile C. Neel, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Tracking Septic System Performance by Using Innovative Mass Spectrometric Approaches and Traditional Nutrient Measurements

Principal Investigator: 

Michael Gonsior

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Lora A. Harris, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Andrew Heyes, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Understanding Decisions to Participate in Oyster Aquaculture in Maryland-Implications of Livelihood Diversification on Resilience

Principal Investigator: 

Jen Shaffer

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Adriane Michaelis, University of Maryland, College Park

Using an Individual-Based Model to Predict the Genetic Impacts of Hatchery Based Restoration of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Louis Plough

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Katie Hornick, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Variation in Retention and Export of Atmospheric Nitrate as a Function of Land Use Across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Principal Investigator: 

David Nelson

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Keith N. Eshleman, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Cathlyn D. Stylinski, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Application of an Individual Based Model to Understand the Effects of Climate Change on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Population

Principal Investigator: 

Thomas Miller

Start/End Year: 

2015 to 2016

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Exploring the Connectivity of Sediment Transport in Upper Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Cindy Palinkas

Start/End Year: 

2015 to 2017

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Emily Russ, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Understanding the Complex Roles that Green Infrastructure Can Play in Improving the Resilience of Coastal Urban Zones

Principal Investigator: 

David Tilley

Start/End Year: 

2015 to 2017

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Rhea Thompson, University of Maryland, College Park

Evaluating the Relative Impacts of the Recreational and Commercial Sectors of the Blue Crab Fishery in Maryland

Principal Investigator: 

Anson H. Hines

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Matthew B. Ogburn, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Eric G. Johnson, University of North Florida, Department of Biology

From Genes to Ecosystems: Integrating Measures of Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Within Urbanizing Bay Watersheds

Principal Investigator: 

Robert Hilderbrand

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Stephen R. Keller, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Alyson Santoro, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Retrospective Analysis of Nutrient and Sediment Loadings to the Chesapeake Bay: Exploration of Trends and Affecting Factors

Principal Investigator: 

William P. Ball

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Johns Hopkins University

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