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

Eva Bailey

Tom Miller - in His Own Words

CBL Congratulates its Newest Graduate

Assessing Impact of Wind Farm Construction



Upcoming Events

November 24, 2014
Dr. S. Bradley Moran, University of Rhode Island and National Science...
December 3, 2014
Hongsheng Bi, UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, When Space and Time Meet...
December 10, 2014
Dave Nelson, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, Ecological Changes Across Space and...