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photo of ecologist Walter Boynton

Walter Boynton, whose groundbreaking research helped establish that excess nutrients degraded the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality and habitats, has been chosen to receive the Mathias Medal to recognize his distinguished career of scholarship and public service. The award — awarded jointly by Maryland Sea Grant, Virginia Sea Grant, and the Chesapeake Research Consortium — recognizes outstanding scientific research that contributes to informed environmental policy in the Chesapeake Bay region. Since the Mathias Medal was established in 1990, only six have been awarded.