Research Publications


Maryland Sea Grant has funded scientific research relevant to the Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland residents who conserve, enjoy, and make their living from it. The funded projects advance scientific knowledge through the publication of peer-reviewed journal articles. You may search these publications by keyword and year of publication. Publications prior to 2003 can be accessed through the National Sea Grant Library.

Wiedenmann, J; Wilberg, M; Sylvia, A; Miller, T An evaluation of acceptable biological catch (ABC) harvest control rules designed to limit overfishing Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 747 1028104010.1139/cjfas-2016-0381. UM-SG-RS-2017-20.

Zhang, F; Li, M; Ross, AC; Lee, SB; Zhang, DL Sensitivity analysis of Hurricane Arthur (2014) storm surge forecasts to WRF physics parameterizations and model configurations.  Weather and Forecasting 325 1745176410.1175/WAF-D-16-0218.1. UM-SG-RS-2017-04.

Zhang, Q; Ball, WP Improving riverine constituent concentration and flux estimation by accounting for antecedent discharge conditions.  Journal of Hydrology 547 38740210.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.052. UM-SG-RS-2017-01.

Zhao, Z; Gonsior, M; Luek, J; Timko, S; Ianiri, H; Hertkorn, N; Schmitt-Kopplin, P; Fang, XT; Zeng, QL; Jiao, NZ; Chen, F Picocyanobacteria and deep-ocean fluorescent dissolved organic matter share similar optical properties Nature Communications 8 11010.1038/ncomms15284. UM-SG-RS-2017-11.

Biermann, JL; North, EW; Boicourt, WC The distribution of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) megalopae at the mouths of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays: implications for larval ingress.  Estuaries and Coasts 39 20121710.1007/s12237-015-9978-7. UM-SG-RS-2016-01.

Blakeslee, A; Fowler, A; Couture, J; Grosholz, E; Ruiz, G; Miller, AW Vector management reduces marine organisms transferred with live saltwater bait  Management of Biological Invasions 74 38939810.3391/mbi.2016.7.4.08. UM-SG-RS-2016-25.

Close, S; Fisher, D; Yagatich, W; Galli, A Evaluating the environmental effectiveness of grassroots environmental stewardship organizations in Maryland, USA.  Watershed Science Bulletin 18. UM-SG-RS-2016-19.

Crooks, JA; Chang, AL; Ruiz, GM Decoupling the response of an estuarine shrimp to architectural components of habitat structure.  PeerJ 4 11710.7717/peerj.2244. UM-SG-RS-2016-06.

Duan, S; Newcomer-Johnson, T; Mayer, P; Kaushal, S Phosphorus retention in stormwater control structures across streamflow in urban and suburban watersheds.  Water 89 11710.3390/w8090390. UM-SG-RS-2016-14.

Flowers, EM; Bachvaroff, TR; Warg, JV; Neill, JD; Killian, ML; Vinagre, AS; Brown, S; Almeida, A; Schott, EJ Genome sequence analysis of CsRV1: A pathogenic reovirus that infects the blue crab Callinectes sapidus across its trans-hemispheric range.  Frontiers in Microbiology 7126 1910.3389/fmicb.2016.00126. UM-SG-RS-2016-21.

Flowers, EM; Simmonds, K; Messick, GA; Sullivan, L; Schott, EJ PCR-based prevalence of a fatal reovirus of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus (Rathbun) along the northern Atlantic coast of the USA.  Journal of Fish Diseases 396 70571410.1111/jfd.12403. UM-SG-RS-2016-15.

Fowler, AE; Blakeslee, AMH; Canning-Clode, J; Repetto, MF, Phillip, AM; Carlton, JT; Moser, FC; Ruiz, GM; Miller, AW Opening Pandora's bait box: a potent vector for biological invasions of live marine species.  Diversity and Distributions 221 304210.1111/ddi.12376. UM-SG-RS-2016-02.

Fredriksson, DW; Steppe, CN; Luznik, L; Wallendorf, L; Mayer, RH Design approach for a containment barrier system for in-situ setting of Crassostrea virginica for aquaculture and restoration applications.  Aquacultural Engineering 70 425510.1016/j.aquaeng.2015.12.003. UM-SG-RS-2016-07.

Gelesh, L; Marshall, K; Boicourt, W; Lapham, L Methane concentrations increase in bottom waters during summertime anoxia in the highly eutrophic estuary, Chesapeake Bay, USA Limnology and Oceanography 61 25326610.1002/lno.10272. UM-SG-RS-2016-30.

Gurbisz, C; Kemp, WM; Sanford, LP; Orth, RJ Mechanisms of Storm-Related Loss and Resilience in a Large Submersed Plant Bed.  Estuaries and Coasts 394 95196610.1007/s12237-016-0074-4. UM-SG-RS-2016-16.

Houde, ED; Annis, ER; Harding, LW; Mallonee, ME; Wilberg, MJ Factors affecting the abundance of age-0 Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) in Chesapeake Bay.  ICES Journal of Marine Science 739 2238225110.1093/icesjms/fsw063. UM-SG-RS-2016-20.

Johnson, T; Kaushal, S; Mayer, P; Smith, R; Sivirichi, G. Nutrient Retention in Restored Streams and Rivers: A Global Review and Synthesis.  Water 84 11614310.3390/w8040116. UM-SG-RS-2016-03.

Liu, CC; Mou, J; Su, YC Behavior of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in Raw Yellowfin Tuna during Cold Storage FOODS 51 1910.3390/foods5010016. UM-SG-RS-2016-27.

Malek, J; Breitburg, D. Effects of air-exposure gradients on spatial infection patterns of Perkinsus marinus in the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 1182 13915110.3354/dao02964. UM-SG-RS-2016-04.

Mozdzer, TJ; Langley, JA; Mueller, P; Megonigal, JP Deep rooting and global change facilitate spread of invasive grass.  Biological Invasions 189 2619263110.1007/s10530-016-1156-8. UM-SG-RS-2016-17.

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