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.
Katie Martin is discovering the different ways septic wastewater is contaminating local waterways.
Katie's research examines the genetic impact of hatchery-based oyster restoration in Maryland, with a focus in Harris Creek, the largest oyster sanctuary in the world.