Reed Brodnik is a Ph.D. student in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program, jointly administered by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of Dr. Thomas Miller’s Lab at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, MD, and is specializing in fisheries science. His research focuses on the population dynamics of black sea bass (Centropristis striata) in the Mid-Atlantic Bight region. Black sea bass are important to the Mid-Atlantic region both ecologically and economically, and he is using a suite of techniques to address questions related to the seasonal movement of black sea bass, and the implications that (mis)specification of spatial dynamics has on fishery reference points that are used by managers. He is broadly interested in fish ecology and fisheries science, and conducting applied research that is relevant to a range of stakeholders. In his free time, Reed enjoys kayaking, fishing, and crabbing in the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay.
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Smithville is a community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on the edge of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. A century ago, Smithville had more than 100 residents. Today, it has four, in two homes: an elderly couple, and one elderly woman and her son, who cares for her.
Taylor Armstrong is studying the toxins produced by algae and identifying natural algaecides to reduce harmful algal blooms. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, running, and painting.
Urban stormwater runoff remains on the of the primary sources of nutrients, sediments, and other pollutants in receiving waters, like the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and green infrastructure (SWGI) have been implemented in urban and suburban areas to re-establish ecosystem functions lost because of urbanization. SWGI treatment trains provide sequential infiltration and treatment of stormwater on the landscape prior to export into nearby waterways and groundwater.