Student Stories

Stephanie Siemek works in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to evaluate how effective riparian buffers—vegetated areas near streams that help shade and protect that stream—are in reducing nutrients in groundwater before being discharged into streams.
At UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, masters student Kevin Kahoover is assessing water quality impacts of restored oyster reefs.
Horn Point Laboratory graduate student Emily Russ examines where sediment comes from and where it goes. Listen as she explains the problems some sediment bring to the Bay and how she grew to love this work.
Mary Larkin is a Ph.D. student working with Allen Place at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. She studies the link between diet and inflammation and ways to mitigate that in fish.