Hillary Lane Glandon
Fellowship institution: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
Advisor:Tom Miller and Ken Paynter
Hillary is a Ph.D. student in the University of Maryland’s Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences Program based in Dr. Tom Miller’s lab at the Chesapeake Biological Lab. Her research focuses on the impact of climate change on young blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay. Hillary is examining how increases in water temperature and acidity may affect crab growth, feeding, shell composition, and metabolism. She will use these data to predict the population-level impacts of climate change on blue crab in the Chesapeake Bay. Before starting her Ph.D., Hillary worked on monitoring the health and growth of restored oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Ken Paynter. While the oyster monitoring was interesting, Hillary is excited to now be working with a more active species! Hillary has a master’s degree in marine science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Emory University. When she’s not getting crabby in the lab, Hillary can be found canoeing in southern Maryland and generally enjoying the outdoors with her husband and their dog, Spaghetti.
Fellowship Experiences Blog Posts
See Hillary's post to Fellowship Experiences, Maryland Sea Grant's blog written by and about graduate fellows and their research: