Brendan Campbell is a M.S. student at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science (MEES) program. Working under Matthew Gray at the Horn Point Laboratory, Brendan is looking at novel ways of understanding the physical environment associated with shellfish aquaculture gear and its relation to growth and production of shellfish. The goal of this work is to create a methodology which can be used by researchers and the aquaculture industry to refine day-to-day operations of commercial farmers and promote more efficient shellfish production. Brendan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Oceanography from Rutgers University in 2017 and worked on various clam and oyster farms during and after his matriculation at Rutgers. Aside from work, Brendan can be found hiking, fishing, or cooking.
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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.