Salt Contamination of Drinking Water is a growing threat at home and globally

April 30, 2023
Access to clean and safe drinking water is critical to public health and economic prosperity. About 70% of U.S. drinking water supply comes from surface waters, including the tidal fresh regions of estuaries. This is under threat due to climate change, salinization and human pressures. Led by Professor Ming Li, UMCES-HPL, an interdisciplinary team will examine risks and knowledge gaps on this growing threat.

Next Generation: Michael Kalinowski on reducing the environmental impacts of oyster aquaculture

April 7, 2023
My research focuses on building and testing tools to place below oyster aquaculture cages to help prevent environmental damage to the sediment.

Ninth Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship Awarded

March 27, 2023
The Horn Point Laboratory awarded the ninth Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship to Bruna Sobrinho, a fifth year Ph.D. student. The fellowship was created by Ryan Saba’s family and friends to honor and remember Ryan who was a research assistant at the Horn Point Laboratory beginning in the fall of 2013.

Workshop for high school students to explore the sciences - Postponed to a later date

February 9, 2023
The Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) Horn Point Laboratory chapter invites high schoolers to spend a day exploring the life of a scientist. The workshop is free and takes place Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 pm.

New insights on why improvements to Chesapeake Bay remain a challenge

January 30, 2023
A new look at the history of water quality in the Chesapeake Bay sheds light on how the estuary has responded to nutrient reduction efforts and why improvements have remained a challenge.