Kelly Pearce, Ph.D. student at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), will soon join the faculty of Allegheny College, a national liberal arts college in Meadville, PA.
I am examining how plastic pollution is affecting oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Specifically, I look at a category of small plastics called microplastics, which is anything less than 5 millimeters. My research focuses on how larval oysters are affected when they ingest these microplastics.
UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory adjunct professor Tyler Flockhart was recently interviewed by the New York Times for an article about an upcoming project designed to measure the cat population in Washington DC.