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Next Generation: Emily Russ

January 31, 2018
Emily Russ studies where sediment comes from and where it goes, specifically, how much sediment comes from the Susquehanna River or from shoreline erosion, and where it gets deposited in the Chesapeake Bay.

The ocean is slowly suffocating, reports international team of scientists

January 4, 2018
An international team of scientists warns that the ocean may run out of breath unless action is taken to rein in climate change and nutrient pollution.

Controlling mosquitoes with Chesapeake critters

December 6, 2017
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.

New gene-based ocean model suggests, for microbes, it’s not who you are but what you do

December 1, 2017
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.

New grant will help plan for increase in toxic algal blooms

September 19, 2017
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have been awarded funding to develop a new model to better predict the long-term occurrences of dangerous and costly harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.

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