Jeremy Testa

Assistant Professor
Jeremy Testa
Assistant Professor
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory


I am an Assistant Professor at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. My interests reside within the field of coastal marine ecology, with an emphasis on the processes of eutrophication, nutrient cycling, and dissolved oxygen dynamics. My group is especially interested in the interactions between biological, chemical, and physical processes in coastal ecosystems. We use a combination of experimental efforts, historical data analysis, and coupled biogeochemical-hydrodynamic modeling studies to examine these aspects of estuarine and coastal aquatic science.

Areas of Expertise

  • Estuarine biogeochemistry
  • Dissolved oxygen cycling
  • Numerical modeling
  • Estuarine systems ecology


  • B.S., The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Environmental and Forest Biology
  • M.S., University of Maryland. Estuarine Ecology
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland. Biological Oceanography

Regularly Offered Courses

Graduate Program Foundation Areas