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University System of Maryland Students Present at ESA 2019 Annual Meeting

This summer, students from the University System of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) program presented at the 2019 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.  Students presented findings from a 2017 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) project funded by the National Park Service (NPS), which engaged students in researching and writing original articles […]

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2020 Washington Biologists’ Field Club Research Awards Competition

Purpose: The Washington Biologists’ Field Club (WBFC), organized in 1900, annually provides competitive grants to support field research on the natural history of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. The WBFC welcomes proposals that consider aspects of natural history, systematics, biodiversity, ecology, or environmental issues. Studies focusing on organisms occurring on Plummer s Island, […]

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American Eel within the Delaware River

The project described in this article was funded by the National Park Service through the Chesapeake Watershed CESU.  By: Sarah Stalcup, Drexel University In an effort to better understand the age, health, and distribution of juvenile American eel populations in the Delaware River, scientists at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University (ANSDU) have […]

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Report on Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) released a new report entitled, ‘Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed: State of the Knowledge, Data Gaps, and Relationship to Management Goals’.  This report provides a summary of the proceedings of a STAC-sponsored workshop on the state of the research, data needs, methodologies, and […]

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NPS releases RFPs for four programs

The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division of the National Park Service is now accepting applications for four grant programs through the Historic Preservation Fund: $14.5 million is available in funding for the 2019 African American Civil Rights (AACR) grant program, $8 million for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) grant program, $13 […]

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Call for Papers: Seventh Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, March 30-April 2, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS Seventh Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds March 30 – April 2, 2020 in Tifton, Georgia Deadline: November 1, 2019 ICRW7: Enhancing Landscapes for Sustainable Intensification and Watershed Resiliency offers a unique opportunity to engage with researchers from government, academic, non-profit, and community organizations working to protect, restore, and manage water […]

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Hood College Partners with Chesapeake Watershed

From Hood College Office of Marketing and Communications FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College has been accepted as a new member of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Unit (CHWA CESU). Hood is a non-federal member, and this partnership enables Hood faculty to enter into cooperative agreements with federal members of the unit, such as the National Park Service, […]

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CHWA CESU Research Coordinator’s Corner (Spring 2019)

By: Dan Filer, CHWA CESU NPS Research Coordinator Growth in Funding We had another successful fall and winter in the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Network.  In the National Park Service (NPS) alone, one of our eleven federal partners, the network saw the creation of 74 new projects/agreements, a 33% increase over the number executed in […]

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