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Maryland Sea Grant has funded scientific research relevant to the Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland residents who conserve, enjoy, and make their living from it. Search below our archive of research projects back through 1990, using keywords, topics, or project start year. Project data include the project principal investigators and abstract as well as impact or accomplishment statements and peer reviewed publications, if applicable.

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Facilitating the Development of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Jonathan G. Kramer

Start/End Year: 

2009 to 2010

Institution: 

Maryland Sea Grant

Forecasting the Response of Delmarva Lagoons to Changing Land use and Climate: Alternative Stable States and Recovery Trajectories

Principal Investigator: 

Lora Harris

Start/End Year: 

2009 to 2011

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Walter Boynton, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Mark Brush, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Intrapopulation Biodiversity, and Recruitment Pathways for Chesapeake Striped Bass

Principal Investigator: 

Thomas J. Miller

Start/End Year: 

2009 to 2012

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Allen Place, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; David Secor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Investigating impacts of headwater stream burial during development on downstream nutrient export to Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Andrew Elmore

Start/End Year: 

2009 to 2012

Institution: 

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Sujay Kaushal, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Jason Jullian, University of Oklahoma

Large-scale blue crab recruitment limitation in upper Chesapeake Bay nurseries: Dispersal and post-settlement processes

Principal Investigator: 

Eric Johnson

Start/End Year: 

2009 to 2012

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Denise L. Breitburg, Anson Hines, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Prescribed burns in the sustainable conservation and restoration of tidal marshes

Principal Investigator: 

Brian Needelman

Start/End Year: 

2009 to 2012

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Co-Principal investigator: 

Raymond R. Weil, Andrew H. Baldwin, University of Maryland, College Park; J. P. Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Facilitating a Scientific Review of Issue Related to Sediment Quality in Port of Baltimore's Shipping Channels

Principal Investigator: 

Jonathan G. Kramer

Start/End Year: 

2008 to 2010

Institution: 

Maryland Sea Grant

Rapid Response: Next Steps to Determine Status of the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and the Mid-Atlantic Coast Part II

Principal Investigator: 

Gregory M. Ruiz

Start/End Year: 

2008 to 2009

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

RDTE Facility: Establishing a Moblile Test platform on the Chesapeake Bay as Part of the Marine Resource Center

Principal Investigator: 

Mario N. Tamburri

Start/End Year: 

2008 to 2011

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Developing a Decision Support System for the Delmarva Peninsula - A tool to integrate alternative growth scenarios and environmental impact into local land use planning

Principal Investigator: 

Glenn Moglen

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2011

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Clair Jantz, Shippensburg University; James Reilly, Maryland Department of Planning

Does cryptophyte abundance drive mixotrophic harmful algal blooms? Karlodinium veneficum as a model system

Principal Investigator: 

Allen Place

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2009

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Dynamics of ichthyoplankton ingress from the coastal ocean into Chesapeake and Delaware Bays: comparing spatiotemporal concordance and transport mechanisms.

Principal Investigator: 

Elizabeth North

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2011

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Edward D. Houde, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; William C. Boicourt, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Facilitating Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Jonathan G. Kramer

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2009

Institution: 

Maryland Sea Grant

Investigation of stream restoration as a means of reducing nitrogen pollution from rapidly urbanizing coastal watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Sujay Kaushal

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2011

Institution: 

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Keith N. Eshleman, Robert H. Hilderbrand, Margaret A. Palmer

Quantifying Ecological Feedbacks and Transition-Points for Enhanced Restoration of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Principal Investigator: 

W. Michael Kemp

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2010

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Laura Murray, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory

Rapid Responses Contingency Plan Development for Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species

Principal Investigator: 

Jonathan G. Kramer

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2009

Institution: 

Maryland Sea Grant

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fredrika Moser, Maryland Sea Grant College University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Jessica Smits, Maryland Sea Grant College University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Reconstructing long-term patterns in sea nettle abundance and effects on the Chesapeake Bay food web

Principal Investigator: 

Denise L. Breitburg

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2011

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Role of Genetic Diversity in Restoration Success for Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Katharina A. M. Engelhardt

Start/End Year: 

2007 to 2010

Institution: 

Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Maile C. Neel, University of Maryland, College Park

Development of a Shellfish Aquaculture Plan

Principal Investigator: 

Donald Webster

Start/End Year: 

2006 to 2008

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Aquatic Invasive Species Research: Invasive Species in Key Tropical U.S. Ports- Extending Standardized Surveys for Islands and Continents

Principal Investigator: 

Anson H. Hines

Start/End Year: 

2005 to 2009

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Gregory M. Ruiz, Richard W. Osman, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Lucius G. Eldredge, Bishop Museum

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