The Appalachian Laboratory (AL)
is nestled in the mountains of western Maryland on the campus of
Frostburg State University. Using its state-of-the-art research and
teaching facilities, AL faculty engaged in environmental science
research on freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems with a primary focus
on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Research areas include: wetland and
stream ecology; restoration ecology; landscape ecology; geographic
information systems and remote sensing; conservation biology;
biogeochemistry; and behavioral ecology.
The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL)
is located on the western shore of Maryland on Solomons Island. Its
mid-Bay position at the mouth of the Patuxent River places it within
easy reach of the diverse aquatic and terrestrial habitats of one of
the world's largest estuarine ecosystems. Faculty at the Laboratory
conduct research in: ecosystem studies; fisheries science;
environmental chemistry; geochemistry and toxicology.
The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL)
is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the
Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Laboratory faculty engage
in research on the biology, chemistry, physics, and ecology of
organisms and ecosystems from wetlands and estuarine waters of the
Chesapeake Bay to the continental shelf and open waters of the world's
oceans. Research includes: oceanography; plankton dynamics; marine
macrophyte and wetland ecology; systems ecology; nutrient dynamics and
eutrophication; physiological ecology of benthic invertebrates;
benthic-pelagic interactions; and aquaculture
The Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB)
part of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, occupies
171,000-square-feet of the Columbus Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Committed to research, education, and economic development, COMB
applies research in molecular biology and molecular genetics to
aquaculture and fisheries; marine microbial products and processes; and
marine pollution and bioremediation. Researchers search for improved
methods of aquaculture and fisheries production; develop new
marine-based compounds and pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostic test
methods, and industrial applications of microbial products.
The Maryland Sea Grant Program (MDSG)
is based at University of Maryland College Park and is part of a
network of 30 university-based Sea Grant programs around the country.
With funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
and the State of Maryland, MDSG supports innovative marine research and
education with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay. MDSG supports research
targeting practical problems and serves as a gateway to relevant and
reliable scientific information so that citizens can make informed
choices about marine resources.