UMCES has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a coalition of scientists from around the country to study the impact of storms, sea-level rise, and climate change on estuaries and bays.
"My research focuses on the impacts of regional climate change and watershed nutrient management on Chesapeake Bay dead zones. With the state-of-the-art numerical model, I make projections of Chesapeake Bay oxygen depletion condition in the mid-21st century."
Scientists from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory warn that the loss of oxygen from the world’s ocean is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems.
With soils contributing almost one quarter of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, researchers expanded the DAMM model to better understand microsite soil production and consumption of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide.