Taylor Armstrong is a Ph.D. student in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. She works under the guidance of Dr. Allen Place at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. She is studying the toxins produced by algae and identifying natural algaecides to reduce harmful algal blooms. Taylor received her Master of Science degree at College of William and Mary-Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Bachelor of Science degree at University of South Carolina. After her master’s degree, Taylor participated in the Sea Grant Knauss fellowship program where she worked on marine policy at NOAA. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, running, and painting.
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Maryland Sea Grant has program development funds for start-up efforts or strategic support for emerging areas of research. Apply here.
Upper-level undergraduates are invited to apply for the Maryland Sea Grant REU program. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay. Apply Here
Maryland Sea Grant will host a webinar to discuss expectations for research projects as well as developing the outreach sections of the pre- and full proposals. December 14 at noon. Register here.
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.
A spectral library of remote sensing reflectance for major phytoplankton taxonomic groups in the Chesapeake Bay will be developed using measured and modeled inherent optical properties as inputs into radiative transfer equations (HydroLight TM). The spectral library will be used to develop a phytoplankton discrimination algorithm in order to distinguish major phytoplankton taxa and sediment types in Chesapeake Bay waters.