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Science in the First Person: Greg Silsbe on using drones to study water quality

September 5, 2017
Greg Silsbe is a biological oceanographer and research assistant professor at Horn Point Laboratory. Recently, he has been using drones to help better understand water quality in Chesapeake Bay.

What forecasting dead zones teaches us about Chesapeake Bay

August 30, 2017
Scientists forecast a larger-than-average dead zone in Chesapeake Bay during summer 2017, but as summer came to an end, it looked to be an overestimate. We talk to Jeremy Testa, an expert from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, about what makes a dead zone and why the forecast might have missed the mark.

Researchers identify zone of increasing acidity in Chesapeake Bay

August 28, 2017
A research team has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake Bay. The team analyzed little studied factors that play a role in ocean acidification—changes in water chemistry that threaten the ability of shellfish such as oysters, clams and scallops to create and maintain their shells, among other impacts.

Next Generation: Stephanie Siemek

August 24, 2017
Get to know Stephanie Siemek, an Appalachian Laboratory graduate student evaluating the need for and effectiveness of vegetated buffers meant to protect our streams from groundwater and the nutrients that pollute them.

Eric Davidson rides to raise climate awareness and funds for graduate students

August 17, 2017
Q&A with Eric Davidson, director and professor at the Appalachian Laboratory, who embarks on his third Climate Ride this September to raise awareness of climate change and raise money to support UMCES graduate students.

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