Student Stories

Stephanie Siemek works in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to evaluate how effective riparian buffers—vegetated areas near streams that help shade and protect that stream—are in reducing nutrients in groundwater before being discharged into streams.
Shadaesha Green, a graduate student at Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology, is working to better understand the reproductive cycle of deep-sea red crabs.
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory graduate student Jacob Oster is studying mercury accumulation in streams.
Horn Point Laboratory graduate student Emily Russ examines where sediment comes from and where it goes. Listen as she explains the problems some sediment bring to the Bay and how she grew to love this work.