Fellowship institution:Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Project Title:Understanding the Distribution and Ecology of the Mysid Neomysis americana, a Key Forage Species in Chesapeake Bay
Dani Quill is working toward a master’s degree within the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Dani and her advisor, Dr. Ryan Woodland of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, are studying the spatiotemporal patterns, demographic parameters, and trophic ecology of the mysid Neomysis americana within the Chesapeake Bay. She hopes the project results will support the assertion that a more holistic approach to fisheries management, compared to single-species management, is more likely to produce desired outcomes. Dani received a bachelor of science degree in 2016 from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she double-majored in biology and environmental studies. Outside of her research, Dani enjoys SCUBA diving, photography, kayaking, spending time with her pets, and is pursuing a PADI Rescue Diver certification.