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.
A new model simulates the impact of microbial activities on the chemistry in the North Atlantic and suggests that the evolution of a metabolic function rather than the evolution of an individual species shapes the ocean as we know it. It is the first model that actually predicts genes and transcription throughout the ocean.
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.
Jamie Pierson will give a talk titled "Zooplankton as gatekeepers and mediators: Linking individual processes and behavior to populations and ecosystems" in the Coastal Auditorium on December 20, at 11 am.