Catherine Fitzgerald is a master’s student in the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program. She works with co-advisors Dr. Louis Plough and Dr. Jamie Pierson at Horn Point Laboratory to investigate zooplankton communities in the Choptank River. She is exploring how lipid content and class may be a potential driver of prey selection for larval fishes. Catherine received a B.S. in biology from Salisbury University and a B.S. in marine/environmental science from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In her free time, she enjoys painting, biking, and kayaking.
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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.