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Four UMCES graduate students selected as Knauss Fellows

July 29, 2019
Four University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

Chelsea Wegner receives prestigious graduate award for Arctic research

June 17, 2019
Ph.D. candidate Chelsea Wegner has been awarded a prestigious $25,000 graduate student research award from the North Pacific Research Board. One of only six awarded nationally, the award will allow her to continue and expand her study of the potential impact of the loss of ice algae on the Pacific Arctic food web.

Large ‘dead zone’ forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

June 12, 2019
Ecologists are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall. The predicted volumes are larger than the summer 2018 dead zone and would be among the four largest in the past 20 years.

Popular dolphin tracker app is back for third year

June 10, 2019
The Chesapeake DolphinWatch app is back for the 2019 summer season with new features, including the ability to upload videos of dolphins spotted on the bay by citizen scientists. The Chesapeake DolphinWatch invites users to mark the location of dolphin sightings on a map of the Chesapeake and its tributaries so scientists can better understand where the dolphins are and where they go.

Next Generation: Zach Gotthardt

June 4, 2019
I’m studying the biogeochemistry of a polluted estuary and how it responds to aeration, the addition of oxygen to the system. My research focuses on a small tidal sub-estuary downstream of Baltimore called Rock Creek, a system that is high in nutrients.

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