Meet Visiting Fulbright Scholar Alejandro Roman

November 2, 2023
Alejandro Roman, a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher from Spain, recently joined the research team led by Dr. Greg Silsbe at the Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. “It is, without a doubt, the perfect opportunity to grow as a scientist and learn about ocean optics from a great specialist. I couldn’t wait for the moment to start working with him,” said Roman.

Study to explore new low-oxygen zones impacting the nation's richest fisheries

November 2, 2023
More than $1.4 million has been awarded to the UMCES Horn Point Laboratory to study a newly recognized form of coastal hypoxia—or low-oxygen zones—found on the West Florida Shelf, home to one of the nation’s most diverse and productive fisheries.

Workshop for students grade K-12 to explore the sciences

October 18, 2023
The Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) Horn Point Laboratory chapter invites students K-12 to spend a day exploring the life of a scientist. The workshop is free and takes place Saturday,November 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 pm.

Record number of oysters planted in Chesapeake Bay this year

October 10, 2023
More than 1.7 billion new juvenile oysters have been planted on sanctuary and public oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay this year, surpassing an ambitious 2023 planting goal and setting a new annual record. Oysters for the restoration tributaries are grown primarily at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory.

Citizen Science Meets Horn Point Lab Science

August 3, 2023
Professor Emeritus, Tom Fisher, is advising Queen Anne's County residents David Rockland and Sarah Dutton to better understand if the restoration practices they have implemented on their land are providing environmental benefits, primarily improving water quality. Fisher walked David and Sarah’s property with them, identifying best sites to implement their monitoring program and helped them set up a water testing program through UMCES’ labs.