Dani Quill is working toward a master’s degree within the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Dani and her advisor, Dr. Ryan Woodland of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, are studying the spatiotemporal patterns, demographic parameters, and trophic ecology of the mysid Neomysis americana within the Chesapeake Bay. She hopes the project results will support the assertion that a more holistic approach to fisheries management, compared to single-species management, is more likely to produce desired outcomes. Dani received a bachelor of science degree in 2016 from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she double-majored in biology and environmental studies. Outside of her research, Dani enjoys SCUBA diving, photography, kayaking, spending time with her pets, and is pursuing a PADI Rescue Diver certification.
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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.