Next Generation: Fisheries research with Ben Frey

January 18, 2022
After working on a new way to the determine the age of fish, graduate student Ben Frey begins a Knauss Fellowship in NOAA’s National Ocean Services’ Marine Debris Program.

AL Faculty Offer Invasive Species Management Course

January 17, 2022
In the fall of 2021, Appalachian Laboratory faculty members Katia Engelhardt and Emily Cohen led a new Issue Study Group course on Invasive Species Management in Maryland. The class explored how invasive species ecology and research informs on-the-ground management across Maryland from the mountains to the sea.  

New study tracks microplastics in watershed

January 5, 2022
This two-year project will study the fate and transport of microplastics, providing a baseline of understanding of what kind of plastics exist in the waterway and how they move through coastal systems

Next Generation: Olivia Pares on viruses in blue crabs

January 3, 2022
"My research focuses on the disease ecology of a pathogen that infects blue crabs. Research on the dynamics of these pathogens is vital because the reovirus causes mortality to an economically and ecologically important species."

Horn Point Laboratory scientists journey to Thailand to collaborate on global stressors to marine ecosystems

December 16, 2021
Despite widely different climate, the waters of southern Thailand and the Chesapeake Bay experience similar climate and human stressors. Dr’s Coles and Hood will spend six months collaborating with Thai colleagues building relations to advance our understanding of the global impacts of human induced stressors and ocean acidification.