Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Search Research Projects

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.

Non-point source pollution and land use in the Patuxent watershed

Principal Investigator: 

Nancy E. Bockstael

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 1999

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Ocean color measurements from the Chesapeake Bay Observing System (CBOS) in support of sea WiFS data

Principal Investigator: 

Lawrence W. Harding, Jr.

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 1998

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

William C. Boicourt, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Providing incentives and quality programs to attract minorities to careers in the marine sciences

Principal Investigator: 

Carolyn B. Brooks

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 2000

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Co-Principal investigator: 

Charles H. Hocutt, Steven G. Hughes, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Red drum growth hormone: Heterologous production in a eukaryotic expression system, physiology, and effects on growth after dietary administration

Principal Investigator: 

John J. Trant

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 2001

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

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

Principal Investigator: 

Yonathan Zohar

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 2001

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Co-Principal investigator: 

Thomas T. Chen, University of Connecticut, Biotechology Center

The role of iron and host-derived growth factors in regulating gene expression of the oyster parasite Perkinsus marinus: The basis for parasite proliferation inhibition strategies

Principal Investigator: 

Gerardo R. Vasta

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 1998

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

A symposium on environmental valuation and economics of the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Douglas Lipton

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1996

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Aircraft and satellite remote sensing to detect seasonal and interannual variability in the distribution and abundance of phytoplankton in Chesapeake Bay and adjacent coastal waters

Principal Investigator: 

Lawrence W. Harding, Jr.

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1998

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Wayne E. Esaias, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Assessing the presence and virulence of "Dermo" disease in the environment using a PCR-based diagnostic assay for the extrachromosomal plastid genome of Perkinsus marinus .

Principal Investigator: 

Gerardo R. Vasta

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1997

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Co-Principal investigator: 

Adam G. Marsh, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Continued Studies of Juvenile Oyster Disease (jod) in the Northeastern United States

Principal Investigator: 

Stephen J. Jordan

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1997

Institution: 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Co-Principal investigator: 

C. Austin Farley, Earl J. Lewis, Jr, NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory

Continued studies on the identity of juvenile oyster disease (jod) causative organism in north eastern United States oysters

Principal Investigator: 

Eugene B. Small

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1997

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Cooperative regional oyster selective breeding (CROSBreed) Project. (Maryland portion)

Principal Investigator: 

Kennedy T. Paynter, Jr.

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 2002

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Standish Allen, Rutgers University

Crassostrea virginica pathogens in Chesapeake Bay oyster populations: a dual disease simulation model of parasite-host interactions over a large spatial scale. (Maryland portion)

Principal Investigator: 

Stephen J. Jordan

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1999

Institution: 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Co-Principal investigator: 

Eileen Hofmann, Old Dominion University; Eric Powell, Rutgers University

Ecological and restoration and the concept of place

Principal Investigator: 

Mark Sagoff

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1998

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

David T. Wasserman, University of Maryland, College Park

Enzymatic modification of chitosan

Principal Investigator: 

Gregory Payne

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1999

Institution: 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Evaluation of American oyster stocks for resource rehabilitation: Disease resistance and genetics (Maryland portion)

Principal Investigator: 

Kennedy T. Paynter, Jr.

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1999

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Donald Meritt, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Evaluation of the aquaculture potential of differing strains of striped bass.

Principal Investigator: 

Reginal M. Harrell

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1997

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Scott Lindell, AquaFuture, Inc.

Factors controlling the food chain accumulation and transfer of inorganic and methylmercury in Chesapeake Bay organisms.

Principal Investigator: 

Robert P. Mason

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1997

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

David A. Wright, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Hormonal regulation of the onset of puberty in striped bass, Morone saxatilis

Principal Investigator: 

Yonathan Zohar

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1999

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Isolation and characterization of bacterial strains for marine pharmaceuticals from corals in the Red Sea and in the United States

Principal Investigator: 

Anwar Huq

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1996

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

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