A postdoctoral research associate recently discovered a new species of amphipod, which he named Apolochus cresti, after the CREST-CISCEP Center.
The NSF CREST-CISCEP program conducts research on coastal ecosystem processes and dynamics in the Maryland Coastal Bays.
The grant, which totals $1 million a year, funds critical research on the Maryland Coastal Bays (MCBs) and Coastal Ocean and supports the education, research, and training of UMES students.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics (CISCEP) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore exposes students, especially those from underrepresented populations, to the marine sciences through summer internships, paid undergraduate and graduate level positions, and K-12 outreach activities.
Faculty, researchers and students at all levels participate in vital research on the coastal ecosystems of the Maryland Coastal Bays (MCBs), broken into three collaborative subprojects that address the influence of climate variability on (1) food web dynamics, (2) exchange of materials between MCBs and coastal ocean, and (3) microbial dynamics in the MCBs for which not much is known. The projects will generate data that will be used to describe feeding habits of selected fish species, trophic relationships, and food web dynamics in the MCBs.
August 16, 2016 - Andrés G. Morales-Núñez, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate at the National Science Foundation CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystems and Processes (CISCEP) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), recently discovered a new species of amphipod in the Maryland Coastal Bays.
June 2, 2016 - Efeturi Oghenekaro, a 2015
graduate of the doctoral program in Marine and Environmental Sciences at the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is current serving a one-year term in the
NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Science Policy Fellowship.
Sept. 9, 2015- Kristen Lycett, Ph.D. candidate in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science Graduate Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, earned the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) scholarship Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM.
Nov. 4, 2015- The Student Enrichment & Experiential Learning (SEEL) Program in Marine Sciences, a component of the NSF Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics (CREST-CISEP).
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation Award Number: 1547821Leveraged Programs:NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science CenterResearch Experiences for Undergraduates in Marine and Estuarine ScienceGeosciences Bridge Program