Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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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