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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.

Assessing the potential for natural predators to control the spread of the Suminoe oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis

Principal Investigator: 

Roger I.E. Newell

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2007

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Victor S. Kennedy, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Benthic Studies in Chesapeake Bay: (1) Analysis and Synthesis of Faunal Data in Relation to Sediment and Water Column Interactions and (2) Scope for Future Needs

Principal Investigator: 

Roberta L. Marinelli

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Characterizing the performance of the Suminoe Oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis, in Maryland waters

Principal Investigator: 

Kennedy T. Paynter, Jr.

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Biology

Co-Principal investigator: 

Donald Meritt, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Standish K. Allen, Virginia Institute Of Marine Studies

Combination Technologies for Ballast Water Treatment

Principal Investigator: 

David A. Wright

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2005

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Rodger Dawson, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Do Oyster Filtration and Wave Attenuation Associated with Oyster Reefs and Breakwater Improve Seagrass Habitat?

Principal Investigator: 

Raleigh Hood

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Evamaria Koch, Roger Newell, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Genetic rehabilitation and conservation of Chesapeake oysters using disease-resistant oyster strains: a study of their recruitment and introgression potential

Principal Investigator: 

Matthew P. Hare

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2007

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Biology

Co-Principal investigator: 

Mark Luckenbach, Kimberly S. Reece, Ryan Carnegie, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Growth and Recruitment of Juvenile Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

Principal Investigator: 

David H. Secor

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

H. Rodger Harvey, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Identification of candidate genes for chemotherapeutic and/or genetic intervention against Dermo disease using expression sequence tags (EST)

Principal Investigator: 

Gerardo R. Vasta

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jose A. Fernandez-Robledo, Eric J. Schott, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Immunological Approaches to Understanding QPX Disease

Principal Investigator: 

Robert S. Anderson

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Infectivity and pathogenicity of recently described Perkinsus species present in the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Principal Investigator: 

Gerardo R. Vasta

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jose A. Fernandez-Robledo, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Performance of genetically improved CROSBreed oysters and disease-resistant Delaware Bay oysters (DEBYs) planted at three salinity regimes in a dermo disease enzootic Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Area

Principal Investigator: 

George R. Abbe

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2007

Institution: 

Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

George R. Abbe, Morgan State University Estuarine Research Center

Quantitative analysis of spatial patterns of marine invasions for North America: establishing a national baseline and database

Principal Investigator: 

Gregory M. Ruiz

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2007

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jeffrey A. Crooks, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Anson H. Hines, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Sediment Biogeochemistry and Seagrass Bed Development: Implications for Restoration and Sustainability

Principal Investigator: 

W. Michael Kemp

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2005

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jeffrey Cornwell, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Tests of ANS Risk Analysis II: Population dynamics and demographics of US transcoastal invaders

Principal Investigator: 

A. Whitman Miller

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2007

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Gregory M. Ruiz, Mark E. Torchin, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; James T. Carlton, Williams College, Mystic Seaport

The Role of Small Inlets as Potential Reactor Vessels for Gelatinous Zooplankton in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Denise L. Breitburg

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2007

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Denise L. Breitburg, Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Laboratory

The Use of Stable Isotopes to Measure Contaminant Movements in Wetlands

Principal Investigator: 

Gerhardt F. Riedel

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

Richard Osman, Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Laboratory

Validating Acoustic Sensing Techniques to Detect Habitat Changes in Oyster Reefs

Principal Investigator: 

Gary F. Smith

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2006

Institution: 

Cooperative Oxford Laboratory

Co-Principal investigator: 

Roger I.E. Newell, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Roger L. Mann, Virginia Institute of Marine Studies; Clyde Mackenzie, Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory

A Genetic Analysis of Oyster Recruitment Patterns in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Matthew P. Hare

Start/End Year: 

2002 to 2004

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Kennedy T. Paynter, Jr., University of Maryland, College Park

Biological Responses to Acoustical Stress in Fishes

Principal Investigator: 

Arthur N. Popper

Start/End Year: 

2002 to 2003

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Bottom Sediment Erodibility in Northern Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Lawrence P. Sanford

Start/End Year: 

2002 to 2003

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jerome P.-Y. Maa, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Jeffrey C. Cornwell, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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