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Sligo Creek

Microbial Diversity and Ecosystem Health: A Citizen Science Collaboration

Sarah Laperriere • November 5, 2015
With a rising population, humans are altering the way land is used in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. These changes in land use are threatening the health of many stream ecosystems across Maryland.  Read more . . .
AFS meeting in Portland

Getting the Most Out of Scientific Conferences – Professionally and Personally

Emily Liljestrand • October 13, 2015
As the child of academics, I’ve been attending scientific conferences before I could walk. Aimed primarily to graduate students and/or young professionals, the following are my tips on what to do before you leave for the conference, while you’re there, and once you return to your hope institution.  Read more . . .
Fluorescent microspheres inside Heterocapsa rotundata

This Chesapeake Bay Phytoplankton Finds Multiple Ways to Snack

Alison Aceves • September 1, 2015
This summer, I was presented with the unique opportunity to participate in the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. My experiences in this program – going on a research cruise, canoeing the Patuxent River, and visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – were incredible.  Read more . . .
Watershed Stewards Academy

Who Volunteers for the Watershed Stewards Academies?

William Yagatich • August 25, 2015
Based on a recent survey, my advisor, a colleague, and I have found that people who volunteer in environmental groups are unlike the average citizen.  Read more . . .
blue crab tagged

Blue Crab Tagging Research Requires Early Mornings and Helpful Citizens

Robert Semmler • July 2, 2015
Recently the Fish and Invertebrate Ecology Lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) finished the majority of its preparations for its two upcoming crab-tagging experiments this summer. These experiments will use mark-recapture to discover valuable information on sizes of populations, their migration patterns, and any interactions they may have with people who spot or recapture...  Read more . . .