Coastal adaptation workshop brings together experts from around the country

November 15, 2022
The two-day workshop brought together academic and management communities to synthesize recent progress in research on estuarine and coastal systems with a special focus on Chesapeake Bay. The workshop focused on the danger coastal communities face with climate change and finding the best solutions to deal with the effects they are seeing today and in the future.

Horn Point scientists track how microplastics move through the watershed

November 14, 2022
Scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have embarked on a research project that will lay the foundation for plastic research in the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks to a $30,000 matching grant from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF) and a group of generous donors who met the match, a short-wave infrared (SWIR) microscope will be purchased that is a game-changer for the project.

William A. Shorter Jr. joins UMCES Board of Visitors

November 10, 2022
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has appointed William A. Shorter Jr. to its Board of Visitors. UMCES is research and graduate university that provides sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepares future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) Consortium workshop held to review stakeholder inputs from eight countries

November 9, 2022
The Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) Consortium, a transdisciplinary and transnational partnership funded by the Belmont Forum, held their Second Consortium Meeting in October 2022. During this two-day event, partner organizations from around the world came together to share the results of their respective workshops series with their regional stakeholders.

Next Generation: Marshall Grossman

October 27, 2022
My research focus is ecological forecasting Vibrio vulnificus, and Vibrio cholerae, two organisms that are the leading causes of foodborne illness when consuming raw or undercooked seafood, within the Chesapeake Bay. This research gives insight into what shellfish aquaculture might expect for future shellfish harvests, the economic viability, and how harvest seasons might be affected, as well as the future state of the current locations where aquaculture is practiced.