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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.

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

Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Nutrient Cycling

Principal Investigator: 

W. Michael Kemp

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jeffrey C. Cornwell, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Sediment Dynamics

Principal Investigator: 

Lawrence P. Sanford

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Cindy M. Palinkas, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Understanding Atlantic Menhaden Population Dynamics Through Use of Data from a Large-scale Historical Tagging Study

Principal Investigator: 

Michael Wilberg

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Thomas Miller, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Amy Schueller, Beaufort Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service; Joseph Smith, Beaufort Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service

Understanding the Effectiveness of the Watershed Stewards Academies in Maryland

Principal Investigator: 

Dana Fisher

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Diet and Feeding of Menhaden Using Barcoding Identification Based on Cox1 Sequences to Enable the Linking of Primary Productivity to Fisheries

Principal Investigator: 

Rose Jagus

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Fate of Carbon Produced by Winter Dinoflagellate Blooms

Principal Investigator: 

Diane Stoecker

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Implications of Restoration Design for Hydrologic Response in Urban Streams

Principal Investigator: 

Andrew J. Miller

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Riparian Buffer Indicators of Eco-Hydraulic Function for Improved Watershed Management and Monitoring

Principal Investigator: 

Matthew Baker

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Seasonal Trend, Source Appointment, Spatial Budget, and In-Stream Cycling of Nutrient and Sediment from the Susquehanna River Basin to Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

William P. Ball

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

Johns Hopkins University

A Biologically-Optimized Environmental Classification of Maryland Streams: Assessing Impacts of Stream Burial and Responses to Climate Change

Principal Investigator: 

Matthew C. Fitzpatrick

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Andrew J. Elmore, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Advancing Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: Biological Reference Points for Nutritional Status of Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)

Principal Investigator: 

Reginal M. Harrell

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

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

Co-Principal investigator: 

Kyle J. Hartman, West Virginia University; John M. Jacobs, NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory; Mark A. Matsche, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Cooperative Oxford Cooperative Laboratory

Bridge to Marine Science Undergraduate Training in Puerto Rico

Principal Investigator: 

Fredrika C. Moser

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

Maryland Sea Grant

Developing a Framework for the Use of Computable General Equilibrium Economic and Ecological Models for Fisheries Management in the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

John Tschirhart

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

University of Wyoming

Co-Principal investigator: 

David Finnoff, University of Wyoming; Bradley J. Getner, Bradner Consulting Group Inc.

Development and Evaluation of Eco-Engineered Macroalgae and Shellfish Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Systems in the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Ji Li

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Daniel Terlizzi, Patrick Kangas, University of Maryland, College Park

Forecasting Watershed Loading and Lagoon Response Along the Delmarva Peninsula Due to Changing Land Use and Climate

Principal Investigator: 

Lora Harris

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Walter Boynton, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Mark J. Brush, Iris C. Anderson, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

In Situ Setting of Crassostrea Virginica Larvae on Restored Reefs: A Complementary Method for Restoring Oyster Populations

Principal Investigator: 

Cecily Steppe

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

U.S. Naval Academy

Co-Principal investigator: 

David W. Fredriksson, U.S. Naval Academy

Long-term Impacts of Different Techniques for Shoreline Stabilization in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Lawrence Sanford

Start/End Year: 

2012 to 2014

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Evamaria W. Koch, Cindy M. Palinkas, Court Stevenson, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Jeffrey Halka, Maryland Geological Survey

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