NSF CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics (CISCEP)

  • 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.

  • News 

  • UMES RESEARCHER DISCOVERED A NEW SPECIES IN MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS

    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. 

    EFETURI OGHENEKARO SHARES EXPERIENCE AS A NOAA SEA GRANT KNAUSS FELLOW

    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.

    CHIGBU EARNS UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND BOARD OF REGENTS' AWARD
    March 28, 2016 - Paulinus Chigbu, Ph.D., Director of the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) and professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) earned the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the highest recognition the Board grants for exemplary faculty achievement.

    LMRCSC STUDENTS AND FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN ASLO AND OCEAN SCIENCES MEETINGS
    Feb. 2, 2016 - LMRCSC students and faculty have earned opportunities to present at recent Aquatic Sciences and Oceanic Sciences meetings in 2015 and 2016. 

    NOAA LMRCSC AND NSF CREST-FUNDED STUDENT EARNS INTERNSHIP IN CALIFORNIA
    Feb. 22, 2016 - Ciara Schnyder, a junior majoring in environmental science at UMES, earned a summer internship at The Diversity Project, a 10-week research program funded by UCLA’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative and the National Science Foundation.  

    LYCETT EARNS SCHOLARSHIP FROM AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY

    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.

    2015 CREST-CISEP STUDENT ENRICHMENT & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SEEL PROGRAM TRAINS SIX HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

    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).


  •   CREST-Logo NSF CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics 

    Funding Agency: National Science Foundation 
    Award Number: 1547821

    Leveraged Programs:
    NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Marine and Estuarine Science
    Geosciences Bridge Program