Past Graduate Fellows

Maryland Sea Grant Research Fellowship

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Novel Genomic Tools to Assess Fish Diet and Prey Quality and in the Choptank River

Start year:

2018

Advisor:

Louis Plough and James Pierson

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Assessing the Effectiveness of the Anacostia River Tunnel in Reduction of Eutrophication

Start year:

2018

Advisor:

Patricia Glibert

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Understanding the Distribution and Ecology of the Mysid Neomysis americana, a Key Forage Species in Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2018

Advisor:

Ryan Woodland

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title:

Maryland Climate Resilience Indicators (MCRI): Participatory Indicators to Assess, Plan, and Evaluate Climate Adaptation Actions

Start year:

2018

Advisor:

Melissa Kenney

Fellowship at:

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Variation in Retention and Export of Atmospheric Nitrate as a Function of Land Use Across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Start year:

2016

Advisor:

David Nelson

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Quantifying Changes to Nutrient Cycling and Nitrogen Removal in an Estuary as a Consequence of Aeration

Start year:

2016

Advisor:

Lora Harris

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Tracking Septic System Performance by Using Innovative Mass Spectrometric Approaches and Traditional Nutrient Measurements

Start year:

2016

Advisor:

Michael Gonsior

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park,

Fellowship at:

Department of Plant Sciences

Project Title:

Resilience of Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2016

Advisor:

Maile Neel

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title:

Integrated Geospatial, Cultural, and Social Assessment of Coastal Resilience to Climate Change

Start year:

2016

Advisor:

Michael Paolisso

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Improving Prediction and Visualization of Coastal Inundation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Start year:

2016

Advisor:

Ming Li

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Understanding Atlantic Menhaden Population Dynamics Through Use of Data from a Large-scale Historical Tagging Study

Start year:

2015

Advisor:

Michael Wilberg

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Sediment Dynamics

Start year:

2014

Advisor:

Larry Sanford

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

From Genes to Ecosystems: Integrating Measures of Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Within Urbanizing Bay Watersheds

Start year:

2014

Advisor:

Alyson Santoro

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Sediment Dynamics

Start year:

2014

Advisor:

Cindy Palinkas

Fellowship at:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title:

Evaluating the Relative Impacts of the Recreational and Commercial Sectors of the Blue Crab Fishery in Maryland

Start year:

2014

Advisor:

Matt Ogburn, Marjorie Reake

Fellowship at:

Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland College Park

Project Title:

Understanding the Effectiveness of the Watershed Stewards Academies in Maryland

Start year:

2014

Advisor:

Dana Fisher

Fellowship at:

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Project Title:

Monitoring for Outbreaks of a Fatal Blue Crab Virus in Rivers with Soft Shell Production Systems

Start year:

2012

Advisor:

Eric Schott

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Forecasting Watershed Loading and Lagoon Response Along the Delmarva Peninsula Due to Changing Land Use and Climate

Start year:

2012

Advisor:

Lora Harris

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Unexpected Resurgence of Submersed Plant Beds in Chesapeake Bay: Historical Data Analysis and Modeling

Start year:

2012

Advisor:

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title:

Advancing Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: Biological Reference Points for Nutritional Status of Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)

Start year:

2012

Advisor:

Reginal Harrell

Fellowship at:

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

A Biologically-Optimized Environmental Classification of Maryland Streams: Assessing Impacts of Stream Burial and Responses to Climate Change

Start year:

2012

Advisor:

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Fellowship at:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title:

Phragmites Australis Invasion in the Chesapeake Bay: Implications of Nitrogen Pollution, Elevated CO2, and Genotypic Variation for Tidal Marsh Management

Start year:

2012

Advisor:

Thomas Mozdzer, Andrew Baldwin and Pat Megonigal

Fellowship at:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title:

Phragmites Australis Invasion in the Chesapeake Bay: Implications of Nitrogen Pollution, Elevated CO2, and Genotypic Variation for Tidal Marsh Management

Start year:

2012

Advisor:

Thomas Mozdzer, Andrew Baldwin and Pat Megonigal

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

An Integrated Ecosystem Assessment of the Potomac River Estuary

Start year:

2011

Advisor:

David Secor

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Unexpected Resurgence of Submersed Plant Beds in Chesapeake Bay: Historical Data Analysis and Modeling

Start year:

2011

Advisor:

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at:

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland

Project Title:

Effects of Cyanobacteria on Health and Disease of Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus: defining thresholds for exposure

Start year:

2011

Advisor:

Eric Schott

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title:

Development of A Technical Brief to Guide Stream Restoration Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen Loads in Urbanizing Chesapeake Bay Watersheds

Start year:

2011

Advisor:

Sujay Kaushal

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title:

Prescribed burns in the sustainable conservation and restoration of tidal marshes

Start year:

2009

Advisor:

Brian Needelman

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Intrapopulation Biodiversity, and Recruitment Pathways for Chesapeake Striped Bass

Start year:

2009

Advisor:

David Secor

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Cyanobacterial Blooms: A Roadblock To Estuarine Restoration?

Start year:

2009

Advisor:

Diane Stoecker

Fellowship at:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title:

Large-scale blue crab recruitment limitation in upper Chesapeake Bay nurseries: Dispersal and post-settlement processes

Start year:

2009

Advisor:

Eric Johnson

Fellowship at:

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Investigating impacts of headwater stream burial during development on downstream nutrient export to Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2009

Advisor:

Andrew Elmore

Fellowship at:

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

The Role of Genetic Diversity in Restoration Success for Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2007

Advisor:

Katia Engelhardt

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Investigation of stream restoration as a means of reducing nitrogen pollution from rapidly urbanizing coastal watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2007

Advisor:

Sujay Kaushal

Fellowship at:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Project Title:

Reconstructing long-term patterns in sea nettle abundance and effects on the Chesapeake Bay food web

Start year:

2007

Advisor:

Denise Breitburg

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Ecosystem effects on living resources: Spatially explicit bioenergetic model of white perch carrying capacity

Start year:

2006

Advisor:

David Secor

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

How do changes in physical conditions and megalopae behavior affect blue crab recruitment variability in Chesapeake and Delaware Bays?

Start year:

2005

Advisor:

Elizabeth North

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Erosion, Suspended Solids and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Little Choptank River

Start year:

2005

Advisor:

Larry Sanford

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Predicting the Restoration Trajectory and Water Quality Value of Benthic Microalgae in Shallow Water Chesapeake Sediments

Start year:

2005

Advisor:

Jeffrey Cornwell

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Primary production, spring blooms and control of recruitment in pelagic fish

Start year:

2005

Advisor:

Ed Houde

Fellowship at:

Johns Hopkins University

Project Title:

Prediction of Rip Currents

Start year:

2005

Advisor:

Robert A. Dalrymple

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Do Oyster Filtration and Wave Attenuation Associated with Oyster Reefs and Breakwater Improve Seagrass Habitat?

Start year:

2004

Advisor:

Larry Sanford

Fellowship at:

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Project Title:

A Novel Approach to Inducing Sterility in Farmed Fish: Disrupting the Early Establishment of the GnRH System

Start year:

2003

Advisor:

Yonathan Zohar

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Sediment Biogeochemistry and Seagrass Bed Development: Implications for Restoration and Sustainability

Start year:

2003

Advisor:

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Growth and Recruitment of Juvenile Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

Start year:

2003

Advisor:

David Secor

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Benthic Studies in Chesapeake Bay: (1) Analysis and Synthesis of Faunal Data in Relation to Sediment and Water Column Interactions and (2) Scope for Future Needs

Start year:

2003

Advisor:

Roberta L. Marinelli

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Winter Mortality of Chesapeake Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus (Confidential proposal with patent pending)

Start year:

2002

Advisor:

Thomas Miller

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Quantifying the Magnitude of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal Associated with Restoration of Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2002

Advisor:

Roger Newell

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title:

Chitinosomes in Microbulbifer degradans: A New Paradigm for the Degradation of Complex Polysaccharides of Marine Origin

Start year:

2002

Advisor:

Ronald Weiner

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Mercenaria mercenaria - QPX: Immunological characterization of the host-pathogen interface

Start year:

2001

Advisor:

Robert S. Anderson

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

The spatial dynamics of blue crab in Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2001

Advisor:

Thomas Miller

Fellowship at:

Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center

Project Title:

Does low dissolved oxygen favor dominance of gelatinous zooplankton in Chesapeake Bay?

Start year:

2001

Advisor:

Denise Breitburg

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Seagrass-eutrophication interactions: Role of spatial pattern

Start year:

2000

Advisor:

Michael Kemp

Fellowship at:

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Evaluating and improving larval stocking as a method to restore american shad in Chesapeake Bay

Start year:

2000

Advisor:

Ed Houde

Fellowship at:

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Project Title:

The gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) System of striped bass: Endocrine, molecular and applied studies

Start year:

2000

Advisor:

Yonathan Zohar

Fellowship at:

Johns Hopkins University

Project Title:

The long-term history of the Chesapeake Bay trophic state

Start year:

1999

Advisor:

Grace Brush

Fellowship at:

Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center

Project Title:

The importance of understanding ecological complexity to predicting effects of multiple stressors on coastal systems (Year one of five)

Start year:

1999

Advisor:

Denise Breitburg

Fellowship at:

University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title:

Bioremediation of recalcitrant complex carbohydrate biopolymers by a novel marine bacterium

Start year:

1999

Advisor:

Ronald Weiner

Fellowship at:

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Start year:

1998

Advisor:

Yonathan Zohar

Fellowship at:

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Project Title:

The novel gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) of fish: its functions, regulation of synthesis and release, and potential use for spawning manipulations in striped bass

Start year:

1998

Advisor:

Yonathan Zohar

Fellowship at:

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Project Title:

Assimilation modeling of planktonic processes in Chesapeake Bay with aircraft and satellite ocean color data

Start year:

1996

Advisor:

Larry Harding

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