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Disappearing Alaskan sea ice is significant for Arctic marine ecosystem

April 22, 2020
A new study shows that plant materials originating in Arctic sea ice are significantly incorporated into marine food webs that are used for subsistence in local communities of the greater Bering Strait region.

Fishing pressure results in faster Atlantic menhaden growth

April 9, 2020
New research suggests that large-scale environmental factors influence the size of one of the ocean's most abundant forage species, menhaden.

UMCES researchers lend a glove to COVID-19 response

March 31, 2020
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science campuses across Maryland are reaching out to serve their communities, offering personal protective equipment and emergency supplies to hospitals and local health departments and volunteering in local food banks.

Next Generation: Chelsea Wegner on Shrinking Sea Ice

February 19, 2020
"My research is looking for signatures of ice algae contributions throughout the Bering and Chukchi Sea using unique sea ice biomarkers. I am measuring these biomarkers in sediments, benthic organism tissues, and in the diets of top Arctic predators, like the Pacific walrus, to serve as an indicator of sea ice loss impacting the structure of the Pacific Arctic food web."

Next Generation: Ellie Rothermel

December 5, 2019
"My research is focused on the movement ecology of striped bass and Atlantic sturgeon. Both of these species reproduce and are born in freshwater but spend a significant portion of their adult lives in the ocean."

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