Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

REU Mentor Profile
Laura Murray, Ph.D.

Location: 
Horn Point Laboratory

Research Topics: 
Modeling and Analysis, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Research Interests: 

The Horn Point Laboratory Estuarine Ecosystems Processes Group, headed by Drs Michael Kemp and Laura Murray, studies a variety of processes within estuarine ecosystems. Many of our projects are focused in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries and include field and laboratory investigations, modeling efforts, and data analyses. Current and past research topics include oxygen dynamics, ecosystem metabolism, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles, plankton community processes, and the ecology, biogeochemistry, and restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation.