Anna Windle is a Ph.D. student in the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences graduate program. She works with Dr. Greg Silsbe at Horn Point Laboratory and specializes in environmental remote sensing. Anna's research seeks to improve the accuracy of water quality retrievals, both from satellite imagery and unoccupied aerial systems (i.e. drones). Anna is developing a spectral library of phytoplankton taxonomy in order to develop a remote sensing algorithm that can discriminate phytoplankton taxa in Chesapeake Bay waters. This research can help to identify and monitor harmful algal blooms.
Anna received a B.S. in environmental science from Washington College and a Master’s in Environmental Management (M.E.M.) from Duke University. Anna is a member of her lab’s Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) chapter and enjoys participating in marine science outreach with local schools. In her spare time, Anna enjoys swimming, biking, and running to train for triathlons.
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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.
This project has demonstrated the effectiveness of environmentally benign methods for biofouling control. There are many methods of biofouling control which have been suggested, with varying degrees of effectiveness and commercial applicability. Some may be highly species-specific, while others may target a range of species. In order for a biofouling management technique to be widely adopted, it must have the potential to be applied commercially without adding unreasonable labor demands, and it must be effective in controlling biofouling with disrupting the crop of interest, the oysters.