The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing an additional $150,000 to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to continue support for managing and improving the computer technology used for Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Walter Boynton, now a professor emeritus at UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, won the Maryland Water Monitoring Council’s Carl S. Weber Award for sharing Weber’s spirit, vision, and leadership in his own work in Chesapeake Bay.
Biological oceanographer Jamie Pierson of the Horn Point Laboratory is exploring whether or not microscopic critters found in the waters around the Chesapeake Bay region could be used to naturally control mosquito populations.Copepods-small aquatic crustaceans that are a major food source for small fish and birds-have been used as mosquito control in places like Louisiana and New Jersey.
Dr. Simon Costanzo with the UMCES Integration & Application Network, will give a talk titled "Future Cards - a reflection on the past to look at the future using report cards" in the Coastal Auditorium at 11:00am.
Dr. Eric Schott, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, will present "The Atlantic blue crab from the harbor to the hemispheres," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholars Seminar Series.