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Dr. Margaret Sexton

  • ASSISTANT DIRECTORMSexton

    Research Assistant Professor of Biological Oceanography
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Phone: (410) 621-1049 | Email: masexton@umes.edu | Fax: (410) 651-7739


     Curriculum Vitae 


    Interim Assistant Director, NOAA-LMRCSC, UMES. 2017 - August 2019

    Assistant Director, NOAA-LMRCSC, UMES. August, 2019 - Present 



    EDUCATION

    University of Maryland, Marine Estuarine and Environmental Sciences (2012)
    Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science
    Coastal Carolina University (2003)
    B.S., Marine Science and Biology 

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    1. The biology and ecology of gelatinous zooplankton in the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland Coastal Bays, particularly the early life stages of C. quinquecirrha.  

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    1. Sexton MA, Hood RR, Sarkodee-adoo J, Liss AM (2010) Response of Chrysaora quinquecirrha medusae to low temperature. Hydrobiologia 645:125-133

    BIOSKETCH

    Dr. Maggie Sexton received a B.S. degree in Marine Science and Biology from Coastal Carolina University in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland in 2012. Her dissertation research,  conducted at the Horn Point Laboratory, sought to characterize inter-annual and intra-annual variability in the abundance of the sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrha in Chesapeake Bay and the environmental conditions that cause this variability.

    Dr. Sexton joined  the LMRCSC in 2013.  Her current research interests include the biology and ecology of gelatinous zooplankton in the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland Coastal Bays, particularly the early life stages of C. quinquecirrha.  


  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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