TAB Projects

  • The LMRCSC's Technical Advisory Board (TAB) reviews and recommends research proposals, submitted by Center scientists. This competitive funding allocation process selects proposals that meet quality standards, fit into the Center’s priority research areas and the mission of NOAA, and provide substantive student training. 

    TAB acts like startup funding to support new research projects in their first, and potentially second, year. Following that, researchers must apply for external funding. 

    Each year, the LMRCSC brings together the board, which is comprised of scientists that represent each of the theme areas and are selected from various entities of NOAA and the academic community. In addition to reviewing funding proposals, Board members attend the annual Center Science Meeting, the biennial NOAA EPP Forum and interact with faculty and students regularly through seminars and teaching and mentoring opportunities. 

  • 2016-2017 TAB Projects 


    Discard mortality of sub-legal black sea bass in the commercial trap fishery: Impacts of air exposure and acute temperature changes
    Principal Investigator: Cara Schweitzer (Ph.D. Student, UMES)
    Collaborators: Bradley Stevens (Co-PI, UMES), Andrij Horodysky (Co-PI, HU), Joseph Pitula (UMES), Richard Brill (NOAA/VIMS)

    Biological baseline data for Jonah Crab Management
    Principal Investigator: Bradley Stevens, Ph.D. (UMES),
    Collaborators: Burton Shank (NOAA NEFSC), Noelle Olsen (M.S. Student, UMES)

    Reproductive Biology of red deepsea crabs, Chaceon quinquedens
    Principal Investigators: Stephanie Martinez-Rivera (Ph.D. Student, UMES), Shadaesha Green (Co-PI, Ph.D. Student, IMET), Bradley Stevens (Co-PI, UMES), and J. Sook Chung (Co-PI, IMET)
    Collaborators: Burton Shank (NOAA NEFSC), Chris Long (NOAA AFSC), James Weinberg (NOAA NEFSC)

    Refining stock structure of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) through photo-identification and genetic analysis
    Principal Investigators: Tara Cox (PI, SSU) and Joseph Pitula (Co-PI, UMES)
    Collaborators: Patricia Rose (NOAA), Brian Balmer (NOAA), Emily Griffin (M.S. Student, SSU)

    The Impact of Increasing Sea Surface Temperatures on Piscivore and Planktivore Species Dynamics: An Ecosystem-Based Modeling Approach
    Principal Investigators: Shari Wiley (PI, HU) and Andrij Horodysky (Co-PI, HU)
    Collaborator: Howard Townsend (NOAA)

    Ecosystem impact of a harmful algal bloom species (Dinophysis acuminata) on aquaculture shellfish
    Principal Investigators: Joseph Pitula (PI, UMES), Gulnihal Ozbay (Co-PI, DSU),
    Collaborators: John Jacobs (NOAA) and Detbra Rosales (Ph.D. Student, UMES)

    Migration and foraging ecology of at-risk species: Columbia River Chinook salmon and Atlantic weakfish
    Principal Investigators: Jessica Miller (PI, OSU) and Stacy Smith (Co-PI, DSU)
    Collaborators: Louise Copeman (OSU), Laurie Weitkamp (NOAA), Angie Munguia (M.S. OSU), and Lyndsey King (OSU)

    Comparing the diet and microbiome of Atlantic menhaden and Eastern oyster using DNA barcoding
    Principal Investigators: Ammar Hanif (PI, Ph.D. Student, IMET), Rose Jagus (Co-PI, IMET), Allen Place (Co-PI, IMET), Joseph Pitula (Co-PI, UMES),
    Collaborator: John Jacobs (NOAA)



  • 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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