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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.

Advancing Monitoring and Management of Mid-Atlantic Alosine Fishes with eDNA Analysis

Principal Investigator: 

Louis Plough

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Matthew B. Ogburn, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Assessing the Impact of Freshwater Salinization Syndrome on Mobilization of Nutrients and Metals in Urban Streams and Rivers

Principal Investigator: 

Sujay Kaushal

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Shuiwang Duan, University of Maryland College Park

Development of Triploid and Tetraploid Eastern Oysters for Maryland Aquaculture

Principal Investigator: 

Ming Liu, Morgan State University

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Co-Principal investigator: 

Amber DeMarr, Morgan State University; Richard Lacoutoure, Morgan State University

Effects of Bivalve Biodeposits and Bottom Shear Stress On Sediment Erodibility with Implications for Biodeposit Export for Aquaculture Areas and Sediment Biogeochemistry

Principal Investigator: 

Elka Porter

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Institution: 

University of Baltimore

Co-Principal investigator: 

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

Effects of Oyster Aquaculture on Submersed Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Habitat

Principal Investigator: 

Cassie Gurbisz

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Institution: 

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Co-Principal investigator: 

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

Evaluating Consequences of Alternative Harvest Policies for Atlantic Menhaden and the Impacts on their Predator Atlantic Striped Bass

Principal Investigator: 

Genevieve M. Nesslage

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Michael Wilberg, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory; Katie Drew, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC); Amy Schueller, National Marine Fisheries Service

Quantifying Nitrogen Removal Potential in Oyster Reefs Versus Aquaculture in Response to Hydrodynamic Setting and Water Quality

Principal Investigator: 

Jeremy Testa

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Lora Harris, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory; Lawrence Sanford, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory

What Happens After the Phragmites Is Killed? The Role of Native Plantings in Accelerating Post-treatment Recovery of Tidal Wetlands

Principal Investigator: 

Dennis Whigham

Start/End Year: 

2020 to 2022

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Karin Kettenring, Utah State University; Melissa McCormick, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Andrew Baldwin, University of Maryland College Park

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: 

Michael Gerst

Start/End Year: 

2018 to 2020

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Melissa Kenney, 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

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