Fellowship institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Project Title:Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Sediment Dynamics
Emily Russ is a Ph.D. student in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of Dr. Cindy Palinkas's lab at the Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. She is studying sediment dynamics in the Susquehanna Flats of the upper Chesapeake Bay. Emily received a bachelor of science degree in 2011 in natural resources with a marine and coastal concentration from North Carolina State University and earned an Outstanding Senior Award in Marine Sciences. She also received a master of science in 2013 in earth science, with a focus on coastal geomorphology and a graduate certificate in GIS from that university. When Emily is not working on research, she is likely outside somewhere throwing a frisbee or hiking in the woods.
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Read Emily's post to Fellowship Experiences, Maryland Sea Grant's blog written by and about fellows we support: "Diving Headfirst into the Graduate Experience: Fieldwork in the Susquehanna Flats"