Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Drew Hobbs is a master’s student in the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences graduate program. He works under Dr. Jeremy Testa at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and collaborates with Dr. Lora Harris, Dr. Laura Lapham, and Dr. Andrew Heyes. He is studying the effects of oxygen controls on three Patapsco River tributaries in order to understand how varying oxygen levels affect biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen within these aquatic systems. Drew majored in environmental studies, with minors in chemistry and computer science while attending Washington College. In his spare time, Drew likes to exercise, hike, kayak, and keep up to speed with comic books and films.
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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.