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

March 31, 2015
March 31, Dr. Thomas Miller, 90-years of Beautiful Swimmers at CBL: Blue Crabs...
April 1, 2015
Dr. Feng Chen, UMCES - Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology,...
April 7, 2015
April 7, Drs. Jackie Grebmeier and Lee Cooper, How North America's Arctic...