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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.

Abundance and Variety of Microplastics in Surface Waters, Sediments, and Oysters: Relationship to Point-Sources and Land Use Practices

Principal Investigator: 

Lance Yonkos

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Carys Mitchelmore, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Johan Schijf, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Assessing the Effectiveness of the Anacostia River Tunnel in Reduction of Eutrophication

Principal Investigator: 

Caroline Solomon

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

Gallaudet University

Co-Principal investigator: 

Patricia Glibert, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Characterizing Genomic Diversity of Wild and Planted Oyster Populations in Chesapeake Bay to Better Inform Restoration

Principal Investigator: 

Louis Plough

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2019

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fellow: Katie Hornick

Cross System Comparison of Oxygen Effects on Nitrogen Cycling in Tidal Sub-Estuaries of Patapsco River

Principal Investigator: 

Jeremy Testa

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2019

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fellow: Drew Hobbs

Development and Validation of Novel, Fluorescence-based Tools to Screen For and Identify Urban and Agricultural Sources of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Lee Blaney

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Co-Principal investigator: 

Ethan Hain

Downpour Dynamics: Amounts, Sources, and Drivers of Nitrate Export During Precipitation Events

Principal Investigator: 

David Nelson

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2019

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fellow: Joel Bostic

Effects of Oyster Biodeposit Resuspension on Nutrient Release and Ecosystem Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Elka Porter

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

University of Baltimore

Co-Principal investigator: 

Lawrence Sanford, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Functional and Taxonomic Diversity of Microbial Communities in Microplastic Particles from the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Feng Chen

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fellow: Ana Sosa

Maryland Climate Resilience Indicators (MCRI): Participatory Indicators to Assess, Plan, and Evaluate Climate Adaptation Actions

Principal Investigator: 

Melissa Kenney

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Michael Gerst, University of Maryland, College Park

Mixotrophic Dinoflagellates: Elucidating the Relative Importance of Grazing and Photosynthesis in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Greg Silsbe

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Sairah Malkin, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Novel Genomic Tools to Assess Fish Diet and Prey Quality and in the Choptank River

Principal Investigator: 

Louis Plough

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jamie Pierson, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Quantifying Nutrient Sequestration in Chesapeake Bay Submersed Aquatic Vegetation Beds

Principal Investigator: 

Cassie Gurbisz

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Co-Principal investigator: 

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

Understanding the Distribution and Ecology of the Mysid Neomysis americana, a Key Forage Species in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Ryan Woodland

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Hongsheng Bi, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Elizabeth North, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Continuous Mapping of Channel Features for Monitoring Aquatic Habitat and Sediment Flux in Coastal Systems

Principal Investigator: 

Matthew Baker

Start/End Year: 

2017 to 2019

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Co-Principal investigator: 

Alex Rittle, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Impacts of Misspecification of Spatial Structure of Assessment and Stock on Reliability of Reference Points

Principal Investigator: 

Tom Miller

Start/End Year: 

2017 to 2020

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fellow: Reed Brodnik

New Measures of Aquatic Habitat for Assessing Restoration Resilience

Principal Investigator: 

Matthew Baker

Start/End Year: 

2017 to 2019

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fellow: Hayley Oakland

Salt Water Intrusion and Legacy Nutrient Release Across Coastal Farmland

Principal Investigator: 

Katherine Tully

Start/End Year: 

2017 to 2019

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fellow: Danielle Weissman

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

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