Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Past Graduate Fellows

Maryland Sea Grant Research Fellowship

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2015

Advisor: 

Michael Wilberg

Fellowship at: 

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

Start year: 

2014

Advisor: 

Larry Sanford

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2014

Advisor: 

Alyson Santoro

Fellowship at: 

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

Start year: 

2014

Advisor: 

Cindy Palinkas

Fellowship at: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2014

Advisor: 

Matt Ogburn, Marjorie Reake

Fellowship at: 

Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland College Park

Project Title: 

Understanding the Effectiveness of the Watershed Stewards Academies in Maryland

Start year: 

2014

Advisor: 

Dana Fisher

Fellowship at: 

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Project Title: 

Monitoring for Outbreaks of a Fatal Blue Crab Virus in Rivers with Soft Shell Production Systems

Start year: 

2012

Advisor: 

Eric Schott

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2012

Advisor: 

Lora Harris

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Unexpected Resurgence of Submersed Plant Beds in Chesapeake Bay: Historical Data Analysis and Modeling

Start year: 

2012

Advisor: 

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2012

Advisor: 

Reginal Harrell

Fellowship at: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2012

Advisor: 

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Fellowship at: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title: 

Phragmites Australis Invasion in the Chesapeake Bay: Implications of Nitrogen Pollution, Elevated CO2, and Genotypic Variation for Tidal Marsh Management

Start year: 

2012

Advisor: 

Thomas Mozdzer, Andrew Baldwin and Pat Megonigal

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

An Integrated Ecosystem Assessment of the Potomac River Estuary

Start year: 

2011

Advisor: 

David Secor

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Unexpected Resurgence of Submersed Plant Beds in Chesapeake Bay: Historical Data Analysis and Modeling

Start year: 

2011

Advisor: 

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at: 

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Project Title: 

Effects of Cyanobacteria on Health and Disease of Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus: defining thresholds for exposure

Start year: 

2011

Advisor: 

Eric Schott

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title: 

Development of A Technical Brief to Guide Stream Restoration Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen Loads in Urbanizing Chesapeake Bay Watersheds

Start year: 

2011

Advisor: 

Sujay Kaushal

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title: 

Prescribed burns in the sustainable conservation and restoration of tidal marshes

Start year: 

2009

Advisor: 

Brian Needelman

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Intrapopulation Biodiversity, and Recruitment Pathways for Chesapeake Striped Bass

Start year: 

2009

Advisor: 

David Secor

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Cyanobacterial Blooms: A Roadblock To Estuarine Restoration?

Start year: 

2009

Advisor: 

Diane Stoecker

Fellowship at: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title: 

Large-scale blue crab recruitment limitation in upper Chesapeake Bay nurseries: Dispersal and post-settlement processes

Start year: 

2009

Advisor: 

Eric Johnson

Fellowship at: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Investigating impacts of headwater stream burial during development on downstream nutrient export to Chesapeake Bay

Start year: 

2009

Advisor: 

Andrew Elmore

Fellowship at: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

The Role of Genetic Diversity in Restoration Success for Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay

Start year: 

2007

Advisor: 

Katia Engelhardt

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Investigation of stream restoration as a means of reducing nitrogen pollution from rapidly urbanizing coastal watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay

Start year: 

2007

Advisor: 

Sujay Kaushal

Fellowship at: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title: 

Reconstructing long-term patterns in sea nettle abundance and effects on the Chesapeake Bay food web

Start year: 

2007

Advisor: 

Denise Breitburg

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Ecosystem effects on living resources: Spatially explicit bioenergetic model of white perch carrying capacity

Start year: 

2006

Advisor: 

David Secor

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

How do changes in physical conditions and megalopae behavior affect blue crab recruitment variability in Chesapeake and Delaware Bays?

Start year: 

2005

Advisor: 

Elizabeth North

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Erosion, Suspended Solids and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Little Choptank River

Start year: 

2005

Advisor: 

Larry Sanford

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Predicting the Restoration Trajectory and Water Quality Value of Benthic Microalgae in Shallow Water Chesapeake Sediments

Start year: 

2005

Advisor: 

Jeffrey Cornwell

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Primary production, spring blooms and control of recruitment in pelagic fish

Start year: 

2005

Advisor: 

Ed Houde

Fellowship at: 

Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: 

Prediction of Rip Currents

Start year: 

2005

Advisor: 

Robert A. Dalrymple

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Do Oyster Filtration and Wave Attenuation Associated with Oyster Reefs and Breakwater Improve Seagrass Habitat?

Start year: 

2004

Advisor: 

Larry Sanford

Fellowship at: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Project Title: 

A Novel Approach to Inducing Sterility in Farmed Fish: Disrupting the Early Establishment of the GnRH System

Start year: 

2003

Advisor: 

Yonathan Zohar

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Sediment Biogeochemistry and Seagrass Bed Development: Implications for Restoration and Sustainability

Start year: 

2003

Advisor: 

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Growth and Recruitment of Juvenile Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

Start year: 

2003

Advisor: 

David Secor

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Benthic Studies in Chesapeake Bay: (1) Analysis and Synthesis of Faunal Data in Relation to Sediment and Water Column Interactions and (2) Scope for Future Needs

Start year: 

2003

Advisor: 

Roberta L. Marinelli

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Winter Mortality of Chesapeake Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus (Confidential proposal with patent pending)

Start year: 

2002

Advisor: 

Thomas Miller

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Quantifying the Magnitude of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal Associated with Restoration of Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Start year: 

2002

Advisor: 

Roger Newell

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title: 

Chitinosomes in Microbulbifer degradans: A New Paradigm for the Degradation of Complex Polysaccharides of Marine Origin

Start year: 

2002

Advisor: 

Ronald Weiner

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Mercenaria mercenaria - QPX: Immunological characterization of the host-pathogen interface

Start year: 

2001

Advisor: 

Robert S. Anderson

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

The spatial dynamics of blue crab in Chesapeake Bay

Start year: 

2001

Advisor: 

Thomas Miller

Fellowship at: 

Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center

Project Title: 

Does low dissolved oxygen favor dominance of gelatinous zooplankton in Chesapeake Bay?

Start year: 

2001

Advisor: 

Denise Breitburg

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Seagrass-eutrophication interactions: Role of spatial pattern

Start year: 

2000

Advisor: 

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Evaluating and improving larval stocking as a method to restore american shad in Chesapeake Bay

Start year: 

2000

Advisor: 

Ed Houde

Fellowship at: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Project Title: 

The gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) System of striped bass: Endocrine, molecular and applied studies

Start year: 

2000

Advisor: 

Yonathan Zohar

Fellowship at: 

Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: 

The long-term history of the Chesapeake Bay trophic state

Start year: 

1999

Advisor: 

Grace Brush

Fellowship at: 

Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center

Project Title: 

The importance of understanding ecological complexity to predicting effects of multiple stressors on coastal systems (Year one of five)

Start year: 

1999

Advisor: 

Denise Breitburg

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title: 

Bioremediation of recalcitrant complex carbohydrate biopolymers by a novel marine bacterium

Start year: 

1999

Advisor: 

Ronald Weiner

Fellowship at: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Project Title: 

The novel gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) of fish: its functions, regulation of synthesis and release, and potential use for spawning manipulations in striped bass

Start year: 

1998

Advisor: 

Yonathan Zohar

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Assimilation modeling of planktonic processes in Chesapeake Bay with aircraft and satellite ocean color data

Start year: 

1996

Advisor: 

Larry Harding

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Restoration Center, Office of Habitat Conservation

Start year: 

2016

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation

Start year: 

2016

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of International Affairs

Start year: 

2016

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science and Technology

Start year: 

2016

Fellowship at: 

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Start year: 

2015

Fellowship at: 

NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Start year: 

2015

Fellowship at: 

NOAA Formulation and Congressional Analysis Division

Start year: 

2015

Fellowship at: 

NOAA National Sea Grant Office

Start year: 

2014

Fellowship at: 

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources

Start year: 

2014

Fellowship at: 

NOAA Assistant Administrator Climate Goal Board

Start year: 

2014

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Office of Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes

Start year: 

2013

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Department of the Interior

Start year: 

2013

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs

Start year: 

2013

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Restoration Center, Office of Habitat Conservation

Start year: 

2013

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of the Assistant Administrator

Start year: 

2011

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Office of Education

Start year: 

2010

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation

Start year: 

2009

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Department of Transportation, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Start year: 

2009

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Start year: 

2009

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs

Start year: 

2008

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research

Start year: 

2007

Fellowship at: 

Marine Mammal Commission

Start year: 

2007

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Special Projects

Start year: 

2007

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service

Start year: 

2006

Fellowship at: 

NASA, Science Mission Directorate

Start year: 

2006

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Office of Legislative Affairs

Start year: 

2006

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration

Start year: 

2005

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources

Start year: 

2004

Fellowship at: 

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Coast Guard

Start year: 

2004

Fellowship at: 

National Science Foundation, Polar Programs

Start year: 

2004

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Biogeography Program

Start year: 

2003

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Ocean Exploration

Start year: 

2003

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources

Start year: 

2002

Fellowship at: 

Environmental Protection Agency, Wetlands

Start year: 

2002

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Marine Sanctuary

Start year: 

2002

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Sen. David K. Akaka, Aquaculture, Coral Reefs

Start year: 

2001

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Estuarine Research Reserve System

Start year: 

2001

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Coastal Monitoring and Assessment

Start year: 

2001

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Marine Sanctuaries

Start year: 

2000

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Coral Reef Task Force

Start year: 

2000

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Endangered Species

Start year: 

2000

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Coastal Ocean Service

Start year: 

1999

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, Great Lakes Task Force

Start year: 

1999

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Start year: 

1998

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research

Start year: 

1998

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Marine Sanctuary Program

Start year: 

1998

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Rep. Steven LaTourette, Great Lakes Task Force

Start year: 

1997

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Sustainable Fisheries

Start year: 

1997

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Marine Policy

Start year: 

1996

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Navy, Coastal Resources

Start year: 

1995

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Start year: 

1994

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Congress, Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee

Start year: 

1994

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Rep. Dan Hamburg, Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Start year: 

1993

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources

Start year: 

1992

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Sanctuaries

Start year: 

1992

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Start year: 

1985

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, Marine Pollution

Start year: 

1985

Fellowship at: 

NOAA

Start year: 

1983

Fellowship at: 

U.S. Sen. Lowell P. Weicker, Endangered Species

Start year: 

1982

Coastal Management Fellowship

Fellowship at: 

New Jersey Coastal Management Program

Start year: 

2011

Fellowship at: 

South Carolina Office of Coastal Resource Management

Start year: 

2007

Fellowship at: 

NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service

Start year: 

1996

Marine Resource Economics Fellowship

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Start year: 

2010

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Start year: 

2008

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Start year: 

2001

Fisheries Population Dynamics Fellowship

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Start year: 

2001

Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Research Fellowships

Fellowship at: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2015

Advisor: 

Tom Miller and Ken Paynter

2013-2014 Graduate Research Fellowship

Fellowship at: 

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2013

Advisor: 

Allen Place

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Project Title: 

Implications of Restoration Design for Hydrologic Response in Urban Streams

Start year: 

2013

Advisor: 

Andrew Miller

Fellowship at: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title: 

Fate of Carbon Produced by Winter Dinoflagellate Blooms

Start year: 

2013

Advisor: 

Diane Stoecker

Fellowship at: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2013

Advisor: 

Matthew Baker

Fellowship at: 

Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: 

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

Start year: 

2013

Advisor: 

William Ball