Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Founded in 1925, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has long been a national leader in fisheries, environmental chemistry and toxicology, and ecosystem science and restoration ecology. The breadth of expertise among our faculty opens the door for research that cuts across the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines and fosters collaboration with leading researchers within the CBL community and beyond.

Located where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay, CBL’s team of faculty and student researchers are developing new scientific approaches to solving environmental management problems facing our nation, region and the world. From the vast Arctic Ocean to the local streams of Calvert County, CBL is constantly pioneering new frontiers in environmental science.

Training and educating the nation’s next generation of environmental scientists is critical to fulfilling the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory’s mission. While CBL focuses on providing graduate level students opportunities to learn from and work with active field researchers, the laboratory also offers programs designed to engage students of all ages.


Faculty Highlight

Student Highlight

Research Highlight

Walter Boynton

CBL Arctic Researchers on the Radio

CBL Congratulates our Newest Graduate

CBL Faculty Discusses Eutrophication



Upcoming Events

April 23, 2014
Dr. Denise Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Chesapeake...
April 28, 2014
Dr. Hongsheng Bi, Imaging Plankton and Jellyfish in the Chesapeake.
April 30, 2014
Dr. Mark Brush, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, TBA.