Ethan Hain is a Ph.D. student in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduate program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He works in Dr. Lee Blaney’s lab where he studies the occurrence and toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern in the Chesapeake Bay. Ethan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry with a minor in mathematics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2016. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys cooking, baking, and playing soccer.
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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.
Shivish Bhandari is a graduate student in the Bioenvironmental Science Ph.D. program at Morgan State University studying environment-genome interaction in Eastern oysters. Outside of his studies, Shivish enjoys traveling, bird watching, and photography.
Though fish populations typical experience spatially varying mortality, abundance, and fishing pressure, stock assessments commonly model a population that is assumed to be well-mixed. When assumptions about population mixing are not met, these models can result in biased estimates. Spatial population estimates are particularly beneficial to the Chesapeake Bay as this region faces unique challenges as a result of climate change, fishing pressure, and land use within the watershed.