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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.

Resilience of Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Katharina A. M. Engelhardt

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Maile C. Neel, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Tracking Septic System Performance by Using Innovative Mass Spectrometric Approaches and Traditional Nutrient Measurements

Principal Investigator: 

Michael Gonsior

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Lora A. Harris, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Andrew Heyes, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Understanding Decisions to Participate in Oyster Aquaculture in Maryland-Implications of Livelihood Diversification on Resilience

Principal Investigator: 

Jen Shaffer

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Adriane Michaelis, University of Maryland, College Park

Using an Individual-Based Model to Predict the Genetic Impacts of Hatchery Based Restoration of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Louis Plough

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Katie Hornick, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Variation in Retention and Export of Atmospheric Nitrate as a Function of Land Use Across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Principal Investigator: 

David Nelson

Start/End Year: 

2016 to 2018

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Keith N. Eshleman, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Cathlyn D. Stylinski, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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

Principal Investigator: 

Thomas Miller

Start/End Year: 

2015 to 2016

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Exploring the Connectivity of Sediment Transport in Upper Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Cindy Palinkas

Start/End Year: 

2015 to 2017

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Emily Russ, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Understanding the Complex Roles that Green Infrastructure Can Play in Improving the Resilience of Coastal Urban Zones

Principal Investigator: 

David Tilley

Start/End Year: 

2015 to 2017

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Rhea Thompson, University of Maryland, College Park

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

Principal Investigator: 

Anson H. Hines

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Matthew B. Ogburn, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Eric G. Johnson, University of North Florida, Department of Biology

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

Principal Investigator: 

Robert Hilderbrand

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Stephen R. Keller, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Alyson Santoro, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Retrospective Analysis of Nutrient and Sediment Loadings to the Chesapeake Bay: Exploration of Trends and Affecting Factors

Principal Investigator: 

William P. Ball

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Johns Hopkins University

Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Nutrient Cycling

Principal Investigator: 

W. Michael Kemp

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jeffrey C. Cornwell, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Sediment Dynamics

Principal Investigator: 

Lawrence P. Sanford

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

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

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

Principal Investigator: 

Michael Wilberg

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Thomas Miller, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Amy Schueller, Beaufort Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service; Joseph Smith, Beaufort Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service

Understanding the Effectiveness of the Watershed Stewards Academies in Maryland

Principal Investigator: 

Dana Fisher

Start/End Year: 

2014 to 2016

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

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

Principal Investigator: 

Rose Jagus

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Fate of Carbon Produced by Winter Dinoflagellate Blooms

Principal Investigator: 

Diane Stoecker

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Implications of Restoration Design for Hydrologic Response in Urban Streams

Principal Investigator: 

Andrew J. Miller

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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

Principal Investigator: 

Matthew Baker

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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

Principal Investigator: 

William P. Ball

Start/End Year: 

2013 to 2014

Institution: 

Johns Hopkins University

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