Experts Guide

For 90 years, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has led the way to better management of Maryland's natural resources and the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. UMCES scientists provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. 

 

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Topics of Expertise

AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF     AIR QUALITY    ALGAE BLOOMS    ALTERNATIVE ENERGY     CHESAPEAKE BAY RESTORATION   CLIMATE CHANGE    COASTAL STUDIES     CRABS     ECOLOGICAL MODELING     ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION    ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS     FISHERIES     FORESTS/ECOLOGY/LAND USE     GENOMICS/GENETICS    INVASIVE SPECIES    JELLYFISH    METHANE CYCLING    MARINE LIFE      MARINE MICROBIOLOGY     NUTRIENT CYCLING    NUTRIENT POLLUTION/DEAD ZONES    OCEANOGRAPHY   OYSTERS    ROCKFISH    SEAGRASSES    SEA LEVEL RISE    SEDIMENT    SOCIOECONOMIC MODELING     STREAM HEALTH    TRACE METALS/TOXICOLOGY    WATER QUALITY    WILDLIFE ECOLOGY   ZOOPLANKTON


AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF

Eric Davidson, Director and Professor (AL): Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling terrestrial ecocystems, land use and climate change

edavidson@umces.edu

 

Tom Fisher, Professor (HPL): Terrestrial and atmospheric nutrient inputs, TMDL cycling of nutrients, aquatic primary production

fisher@umces.edu

 


AIR QUALITY

Mark Castro, Associate Professor (AL): Atmospheric-biosphere interactions, wet and dry deposition of air pollutants

mcastro@umces.edu

 

Coal Ash

Christopher Rowe, Associate Professor (CBL): Impacts of sublethal exposure to pollution, ecotoxicology of coal ash, bioenergetics of aquatic animals 

rowe@umces.edu



ALGAE BLOOMS

 Pat Glibert,  Professor (HPL): Professor: Phytoplankton ecology, nitrogen uptake and mineralization by plankton, primary production and photosynthesis

glibert@umces.edu


Judy O’Neil,  Research Associate Professor (HPL): Cyanobacteria ecophysiology and plankton trophodynamics  

joneil@umces.edu 

 

Diane Stoecker, Professor (HPL): Physiological ecology and feeding biology of planktonic protists, polar and subpolar microzooplankton and algae 

stoecker@umces.edu

 

Toxic blooms

Allen Place, Professor (IMET): Genomics of toxin producing dinoflagellates, mitigation of cyanobacteria blooms

place@umces.edu 

 


ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Biofuel

Feng Chen, Associate Professor (IMET): Marine microbial ecology, genomics, functional genomics, phage-host interactions, clean green biotechnology 

chenf@umces.edu

 

Yantao Li, Assistant Professor (IMET): Algal molecular biology and biochemistry, engineering of biofuels and bioproducts, algal biotechnology

yantao@umces.edu

 

Wind Energy

Helen Bailey, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Movement and habitat use of marine animals, predator-prey interactions, impacts of offshore energy 

hbailey@umces.edu



CHESAPEAKE BAY RESTORATION

Donald Boesch, Professor and President: Marine and estuarine ecology, marine pollution, national and international marine policy 

boesch@umces.edu

 

Walt Boynton, Professor (CBL): Systems ecology, nutrient cycling in estuarine systems, food web dynamics

boynton@umces.edu

 

Jeffrey Cornwell, Research Professor (HPL): Beneficial use of dredged materials for wetland restoration, water quality effects of dredging

cornwell@umces.edu

 

William Dennison, Vice President for Science Applications and Professor: Ecology of marine plants, assessing ecosystem health 

dennison@umces.edu

 

Katharina Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor (AL): Wetland ecosystem functioning and services, community ecology, aquatic botany

kengelhardt@umces.edu

 

 

 

 

 

“Nutrient and sediment pollution carried by stormwater are important factors in Chesapeake Bay health. It’s not the rain that affects the report card scores. It is what the rain carries.” Bill Dennison


 

CLIMATE CHANGE

Donald Boesch, Professor and President: Marine and estuarine ecology, marine pollution, national and international marine policy 

boesch@umces.edu

 

Victoria Coles, Research Associate Professor (HPL): Ocean and estuarine ecology, marine pollution, national and international marine policy

vcoles@umces.edu

 

Greg Silsbe, Assistant Research Professor (HPL): Ecology and physiology of algae and their impact on gloabl carbon cycles

gsilsbe@umces.edu

 

Arctic response 
Lee Cooper, Research Professor (CBL): Stable and radioisotope composition of organic materials in coastal waters, high latitude oceanography 

cooper@umces.edu

 

Jacqueline Grebmeier, Research Professor (CBL): Pelagic-benthic coupling, benthic community structure, marine ecosystem dynamics 

jgrebmei@umces.edu

 

Biological Invasions/Species Modeling

Matthew Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor (AL): Species distribution modeling, simulation modeling, climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity

mfitzpatrick@umces.edu

 

Paleoclimatology

Hali Kilbourne, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, link ocean circulation and climate

kilbourn@umces.edu

 

David Nelson, Assistant Professor (AL): Ecosystem ecology, paleoecology, microbial ecology, stable isotope ecology

dnelson@umces.edu

 

Remote Sensing

Andrew Elmore, Associate Professor (AL): Land-use and land-cover change, hydrology, biogeochemistry, remote sensing and spatial analysis

aelmore@umces.edu

 

Sea Level Rise

Ming Li, Professor (HPL); Physical oceaonography, numerical ocean modeling, biological/physical interactions and marine pollution, coastal inundation, sea-level rise

mingli@umces.edu

 

Terrestrial Ecosystem Response

Eric Davidson, Director and Professor (AL): Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling terrestrial ecocystems, land use and climate change

edavidson@umces.edu

 

Paul Gugger, Assistant Professor (AL): Molecular ecology, ecological genomics, population/landscape genomics, evolutionary responses to climate change, genetic basis of adaptation

pgugger@umces.edu

 

Xin Zhang, Assistant Professor (AL): Earth system models, nitrogen cycling, socioeconomic drivers of global change

xzhang@umces.edu

 

 

COASTAL STUDIES

Hongsheng Bi, Assistant Professor (CBL): Population modeling, zooplankton ecology, spatial statistics 

hbi@umces.edu


Lora Harris, Assistant Professor: Systems ecology, primary producers from phytoplankton to macrophytes, ecosystem modeling 

harris@umces.edu

 

Cindy Palinkas, Associate Professor (HPL): Effect of coastal structures on nearshore sedimentation

cpalinkas@umces.edu

 

Jeremy Testa, Assistant Professor (CBL): Estuarine biogeochemistry, dissolved oxygen cycling, numerical modeling, estuarine systems ecology 

jtesta@umces.edu


Ryan Woodland, Assistant Professor (CBL): Trophic and food web ecology, stable isotope ecology

woodland@umces.edu


CRABS

Population Dynamics

 Thomas Miller, Director and Professor (CBL): Recruitment and population dynamics of aquatic animals, fish and blue crabs early life history

miller@umces.edu

 

Allen Place, Professor (IMET): Population biology and genetics of the blue crab

place@umces.edu

 

Michael Wilberg, Associate Professor (CBL): Stock assessment, dynamics of exploited populations, harvest policy development and application 

wilberg@umces.edu

 

Reproduction

 J. Sook Chung, Associate Professor (IMET): Crustacean physiology of molting, growth, reproduction, sex differentiation and stress responses

chung@umces.edu

 

Disease

Eric Schott, Research Assistant Professor (IMET): Molecular detection and characterization of aquatic invertebrates pathogens and viruses, soft-shell crabs 

schott@umces.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Male crabs do a beautiful mating dance. He has to dance for her and show her he has good genes. He stands on tiptoe, spreads his claws and waves them like a fan.” Sook Chung


 

 

 

ECOLOGICAL MODELING

Matthew Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor (AL): Species distribution modeling, simulation modeling, climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity

mfitzpatrick@umces.edu


Xin Zhang, Assistant Professor (AL): Earth system models, nitrogen cycling, socioeconomic drivers of global change

xzhang@umces.edu


 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

K-12—William Dennison, Vice President for Science Applications and Professor: Ecology of marine plants, assessing ecosystem health, science communication

dennison@umces.edu

 

K-12—Laura Murray, Research Professor (HPL): Ecology of marine and estuarine wetland communities, research experiences for environmental education 

murray@umces.edu

 

K-12—Cathlyn Stylinski, Senior Agent (AL): Public engagement in science, lifelong and community learning about science and the environment, program evaluation 

cstylinki@umces.edu


MADE CLEAR (Maryland Delaware Climate Change Education Assessment and Research)
Donald Boesch, Professor and President; director of MADE CLEAR: Marine and estuarine ecology, marine pollution, national and international marine policy

boesch@umces.edu

 

GENOMICS/GENETICS

Katharina Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor (AL): Wetland ecosystem functioning and services, community ecology, aquatic botany

kengelhardt@umces.edu


Paul Gugger, Assistant Professor (AL): Molecular ecology, ecological genomics, population/landscape genomics, evolutionary responses to climate change, genetic basis of adaptation

pgugger@umces.edu

 

Robert Hilderbrand, Associate Professor (AL): Ecology, conservation biology, watershed, and stream habitat restoration, dynamic watershed modeling

rhilderbrand@umcese.du

 

David Nelson, Assistant Professor (AL): Ecosystem ecology, paleoecology, microbial ecology, stable isotope ecology

dnelson@umces.edu

 


ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS

Robert Hilderbrand, Associate Professor (AL): Stream conservation and restoration ecology, stream health, trout 

rhilderbrand@umcese.du


Dong Liang, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Spatial statistics, spatiotemporal models, Bayseian methods, remote sensing applications to environment and health

dliang@umces.edu


Viacheslav Lyubchich, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Time series anaylsis, forecasting, applie statistics, non-parametric inference, bootstrap, environmental modeling, random networks

lyubchich@umces.edu

 

 

FISHERIES

Helen Bailey, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Movement and habitat use of marine animals, predator-prey interactions, impacts of offshore energy

hbailey@umces.edu

 

Robert Hilderbrand, Associate Professor (AL): Stream conservation and restoration ecology, stream health, trout 

rhilderbrand@umces.edu

 

Edward Houde, Vice President for Education and Professor (CBL): Fisheries science, management, ecology, larval fish ecology, resource assessment, menhaden 

ehoude@umces.edu

 

Thomas Miller, Director and Professor (CBL): Recruitment and population dynamics of aquatic animals, fish and blue crabs early life history

miller@umces.edu


Genny Nesslage, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Stock assessment, fisheries management, wildlife management

nesslage@umces.edu


David Secor, Professor (CBL): Population ecology of fishes, analytical techniques for determining fish life histories and demographics, rockfish 

secor@umces.edu

 

Michael Wilberg, Associate Professor (CBL): Oyster stock assessment, dynamics of exploited populations, harvest policy development and application 

wilberg@umces.edu

 


FORESTS/ECOLOGY/LAND USE

Andrew Elmore, Associate Professor (AL): Land-use and land-cover change, hydrology, biogeochemistry, remote sensing and spatial analysis 

aelmore@umces.edu


Paul Gugger, Assistant Professor (AL): Molecular ecology, ecological genomics, population/landscape genomics, evolutionary responses to climate change, genetic basis of adaptation

pgugger@umces.edu


David Nelson, Assistant Professor (AL): Stable isotope ecology, ecosystem ecology, paleoecology, microbial ecology

dnelson@umces.edu


Xin Zhang, Assistant Professor (AL): Earth system models, nitrogen cycling, socioeconomic drivers of global change

xzhang@umces.edu

 


INVASIVE SPECIES

Andrew Elmore, Associate Professor (AL): Land-use and land-cover change, hydrology, biogeochemistry, remote sensing and spatial analysis 

aelmore@umces.edu


Katharina Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor (AL): Wetland ecosystem functioning and services, community ecology, aquatic botany

kengelhardt@umces.edu

 

Matthew Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor (AL): Species distribution modeling, simulation modeling, climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity

mfitzpatrick@umces.edu


Lisa Wainger, Research Professor (CBL): Ecological and economic modeling, assessment of invasive species, environmental economic indicators

wainger@umces.edu

 

Ballast Water/Green Ship Technologies

Mario Tamburri, Research Professor (CBL): Larval settlement and recruitment of non-native species, environmental sensor/green ship technologies

tamburri@umces.edu

 


JELLYFISH

Hongsheng Bi, Assistant Professor (CBL): Population modeling, zooplankton ecology, spatial statistics 

hbi@umces.edu


Raleigh Hood, Professor (HPL): Biological oceanography, jellyfish 

rhood@umces.edu

 


METHANE CYCLING

Mark Castro, Associate Professor (AL)

Atmospheric-biosphere interactions, impacts of land use on water quality

mcastro@umces.edu

 

Eric Davidson, Director and Professor (AL): Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling terrestrial ecocystems, land use and climate change

edavidson@umces.edu

 

Laura Lapham, Assistant Professor (CBL): Gas hydrates, methane cycling, sediment biogeochemistry, carbon and nitrogen cycling, sulfate reduction 

lapham@umces.edu 

 


 

 

“As the number and size of offshore wind developments increases, there is a growing need to consider the consequences on marine species. It is essential to identify where whales, dolphins and other species occur to help avoid adverse impacts.”
—Helen Bailey



 

MARINE LIFE

Helen Bailey, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Movement and habitat use of marine animals, predator-prey interactions, impacts of offshore energy 

hbailey@umces.edu

 


MARINE MICROBIOLOGY

Feng Chen, Associate Professor (IMET): Marine microbial ecology, genomics, functional genomics, phage-host interactions, clean green biotechnology 

chenf@umces.edu

 

Victoria Coles, Research Associate Professor (HPL): Ocean and estuarine ecology, marine pollution, national and international marine policy

vcoles@umces.edu


Russell Hill, Director and Professor (IMET): Marine microbiology and natural product development, symbiosis of marine sponges, marine bacteriophages

hill@umces.edu

 

Rose Jagus, Associate Professor (IMET): Regulation of gene activity during early development, host defense against virus infection 

jagus@umces.edu

 

Allen Place, Professor (IMET): Molecular mechanisms that permit organisms to adapt to unique diets, molecular basis of sex determination, pfisteria, toxic algae blooms 

place@umces.edu 

 

 

NUTRIENT CYCLING

Walt Boynton, Professor (CBL): Systems ecology, nutrient cycling in estuarine systems, food web dynamics

boynton@umces.edu


Jeffrey Cornwell, Research Professor (HPL): Sediment biogeochemistry, nutrient/metal/sulfur cycling in estuaries and coastal wetlands 

cornwell@umces.edu

 

Eric Davidson, Director and Professor (AL): Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, land use and climate change 

edavidson@umces.edu

 

Tom Fisher, Professor (HPL): Terrestrial and atmospheric nutrient inputs, TMDLs, cycling of nutrients, aquatic primary production

fisher@umces.edu

 

Michael Gonsior, Assistant Professor (CBL): Diversity of complext organic molecules in aquatic environments analyzed by modern analytical technolgy

 gonsior@umces.edu

 

Lora Harris, Assistant Professor: Systems ecology, primary producers from phytoplankton to macrophytes, ecosystem modeling 

harris@umces.edu

 

XinZhang, Assistant Professor (AL): Eath system models, nitrogen cycling, socioeconomic drivers of global change

xzhang@umces.edu

 


NUTRIENT POLLUTION/DEAD ZONES

Donald Boesch, Professor and President: Marine and estuarine ecology, marine pollution, national and international marine policy 

boesch@umces.edu

 

Walt Boynton, Professor (CBL): Systems ecology, nutrient cycling in estuarine systems, food web dynamics

boynton@umces.edu

 

Victoria Coles, Research Associate Professor (HPL): Observation and modeling of large scale ocean circulation, biogeochemical tracer distributions

vcoles@umces.edu

 

Eric Davidson, Director and Professor (AL): Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling terrestrial ecocystems, land use and climate change

edavidson@umces.edu

 

William Dennison, Vice President for Science Applications and Professor: ecology of marine plants, assessing ecosystem health 

dennison@umces.edu

 

Solange Filoso, Research Assistant Professor (CBL): Nutrients in aquatic ecosystems, energy production on water resources, stream restoration 

filoso@umces.edu

 

Tom Fisher, Professor (HPL): Terrestrial and atmospheric nutrient inputs, TMDLs,  cycling of nutrients, aquatic primary production

fisher@umces.edu

 

Michael Kemp, Professor (HPL): Systems ecology, primary production and nutrient cycling, trophic structure and ecosystem energetics, seagrass ecology

kemp@umces.edu


Jeremy Testa, Assistant Professor (CBL): Estuarine biogeochemistry, dissolved oxygen cycling, numerical modeling, estuarine systems ecology

jtesta@umces.edu


 

 

 

 

“Underwater robot gliders will be deployed as storms approach the Atlantic Coast. The gliders will relay water temperatures back to hurricane forecasters to improve storm predictions.” —Bill Boicourt



OCEANOGRAPHY

William Boicourt, Professor (HPL): Physical oceanographic processes, continental shelf and estuarine circulation 

boicourt@umces.edu

 

Shenn-Yu Chao, Professor (HPL): Continental shelf and slope circulation, numerical modeling of ocean circulation processes 

chao@umces.edu


Lou Codispoti, Research Professor (HPL): marine nutrient and carbon budgets, coastal upwelling and chemical oceanographic instrumentation 

codispot@umces.edu

 

Victoria Coles, Research Associate Professor (HPL): Ocean and estuarine circulation, climate change, ecosystem and genomic modeling

vcoles@umces.edu

 

Cindy Palinkas, Associate Professor (HPL): Effect of coastal structures on nearshore sedimentation

cpalinkas@umces.edu

 

James PiersonAssistant Professor (HPL): Biological oceanography, zooplankton ecology, trophic dynamics, food webs, climate impacts on plankton 

jpierson@umces.edu

 

Michael Roman, Director and Professor (HPL): Zooplankton ecology, biological oceanography

roman@umces.edu

 

Larry Sanford, Professor (HPL): Coastal physical oceanography, sediment transport, waves, and physical/biological interactions 

lsanford@umces.edu 

 


OYSTERS

Jeffrey Cornwell, Research Professor (HPL): Restored oyster community effects on water quality, biogeochemical changes associated with oyster aquaculture.

cornwell@umces.edu

 

Elizabeth North, Associate Professor (HPL): Larval fish and zooplankton ecology, estuarine physical oceanography, fisheries recruitment variability

enorth@umces.edu

 

Kennedy Paynter, Associate Professor (CBL): Comparative physiology of estuarine organisms, oyster disease biochemistry 

paynter@umces.edu

 

Louis Plough, Assistant Professor (HPL): Experimental breeding of shellfish, oyster biology, genoics of stress adaptation in marine animals 

lplough@umces.edu

 

Aquaculture

Don Meritt, Principal Agent (HPL): Aquaculture, oyster and invertebrate ecology

dmeritt@umces.edu

 

Stock Assessment

Michael Wilberg, Associate Professor (CBL): Oyster stock assessment, dynamics of exploited poplations, harvest policy development and application

wilberg@umces.edu

 

 

ROCKFISH

Edward Houde, Vice President for Education and Professor (CBL): Fisheries science, management, ecology, larval fish ecology, resource assessment, menhaden

ehoude@umces.edu

 

Allen Place, Professor (IMET): Development of a fish-free diet for aquaculture

place@umces.edu

 

David Secor, Professor (CBL): Population ecology of fishes, analytical techniques for determining fish life histories and demographics, rockfish

secor@umces.edu

 

 

SEAGRASSES

William Dennison, Vice President for Science Applications and Professor (CA): Ecology of marine plants, assessing ecosystem health

dennison@umces.edu

 

Katharina Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor (AL): Wetland ecosystem functioning and services, community ecology, aquatic botany

kengelhardt@umces.edu

 

Lora Harris, Assistant Professor: Systems ecology, primary producers from phytoplankton to macrophytes, ecosystem modeling 

harris@umces.edu

 

Michael Kemp, Professor (HPL): Systems ecology, primary production and nutrient cycling, trophic structure and ecosystem energetics, seagrass ecology

kemp@umces.edu

 

 

SEA LEVEL RISE

Donald Boesch, Professor and President: Marine and estuarine ecology, marine pollution, national and international marine policy 

boesch@umces.edu

 

Andrew Elmore, Associate Professor (AL): Land-use and land-cover change, hydrology, biogeochemistry, remote sensing and spatial analysis

aelmore@umces.edu

 

Cindy Palinkas, Associate Professor (HPL): Sea-level rise effect on ecosystems, response of tidal marshes  

cpalinkas@umces.edu

 

Coastal Inundation/Modeling

Ming Li, Professor (HPL); Physical oceaonography, numerical ocean modeling, biological/physical interactions and marine pollution, coastal inundation, sea-level rise

mingli@umces.edu

 

Effect on Coastal Ecosystems

Court Stevenson, Professor (HPL): Ecology of marsh and seagrass communities, effects of sea-level rise on coastal ecosystems, wetland restoration at Poplar Island and creation of living shorelines in Chesapeake Bay

court@umces.edu

 

SEDIMENT

Jeffrey Cornwell, Research Professor (HPL): Sediment biogeochemistry, nutrient/metal/sulfur cycling in estuaries and coastal wetlands 

cornwell@umces.edu

 

Sairah Malkin, Assistant Professor (HPL): Food web interactions and cycling in bottom waters

smalkin@umces.edu

 

Cindy Palinkas, Associate Professor (HPL): Field-based observations of sediment transport and deposition in intertidal, fluvial, and estuarine environments; feddbacks between sediment and vegetation dynamics

cpalinkas@umces.edu

 

Larry Sanford, Professor (HPL): Coastal physical oceanography, sediment transport, waves, and physical/biological interactions

lsanford@umces.edu

 

 

SOCIOECONOMIC MODELING

Lisa Wainger, Research Professor (CBL): Ecological and economic modeling, assessment of invasive species, environmental economic indicators

wainger@umces.edu

 

Xin Zhang, Assistant Professor (AL): Earth system models, nitrogen cycling, socioeconomic drivers of global change

xzhang@umces.edu

 

 

STREAM HEALTH

Katharina Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor (AL): Wetland ecosystem functioning and services, community ecology, aquatic botany

kengelhardt@umces.edu

 

Robert Hilderbrand, Associate Professor (AL): Stream conservation, stream health, trout

rhilderbrand@umces.edu

 

Mountaintop Mining

Keith Eshleman, Professor (AL): Watershed ecology, biogeochemistry of freshwater and groundwater, mathematical modeling of hydrological systems

keshleman@umces.edu


Margaret Palmer, Professor (CBL): Stream community and ecosystem ecology, restoration ecology  

palmer@umces.edu



TRACE METALS/TOXICOLOGY

Andrew Heyes, Research Associate Professor (CBL): Trace metal geochemistry, contaminant transport, wetlands and aquatic chemistry

heyes@umces.edu

 

Carys Mitchelmore, Associate Professor (CBL): Molecular, biochemical and cellular responses of organisms to inorganic and organic pollutants; specis-specificity; biochemical pathways and toxic effects

mitchelm@umces.edu

 

Christoper Rowe, Associate Professor (CBL): Exotoxicology, physiological ecology of animals

rowe@umces.edu

 

 

WATER QUALITY

William Dennison, Vice President for Science Applications and Professor: Ecology of marine plants, assessing ecosystem health 

dennison@umces.edu


Michael Gonsior, Assistant Professor (CBL): Diversity of complext organic molecules in aquatic environments analyzed by modern analytical technolgy

gonsior@umces.edu

Lora Harris, Assistant Professor (CBL): Systems ecology, primary producers from phytoplankton to macrophytes, ecosystem modeling 

harris@umces.edu


 

WILDLIFE ECOLOGY

J. Edward Gates, Professor (AL): Wildlife and conservation ecology and management, impact of land alteration/connectivity/boundary dynamics

egates@umces.edu

 

John Hoogland, Professor (AL): Evolution of social behavior, wildlife ecology, evoluationary ecology and behavior of prairie dog populations

hoogland@umces.edu

 

 

ZOOPLANKTON

Honsheng Bi, Assistant Professor (CBL): Population modeling, zooplankton ecology, spatial statistics

hbi@umces.edu

 

James PiersonAssistant Professor (HPL): Biological oceanography, zooplankton ecology, trophic dynamics, food webs, climate impacts on plankton 

jpierson@umces.edu

 

Michael Roman, Director and Professor (HPL): Zooplankton ecology, biological oceanography

roman@umces.edu