Horns Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Data Center Description
The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) is an environmental research facility of the
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) the principal
institution for advanced environmental research and graduate studies within the
University System of Maryland. The other UMCES laboratories are the Chesapeake
Biological Laboratory, in Southern Maryland, and the Appalachian Laboratory, in
the mountains of Western Maryland.

Directed by Professor Michael Roman, HPL is located on the banks of the
Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The laboratory is interdisciplinary with faculty engaged in research on the
biology, chemistry, physics, and ecology of organisms and ecosystems from
wetlands and estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the continental shelf
and open waters of the world's oceans. Areas of scientific expertise include
oceanography, plankton dynamics, marine macrophyte and wetland ecology, systems
ecology, nutrient dynamics and eutrophication, physiological ecology of benthic
invertebrates, benthic-pelagic interactions, and aquaculture. HPL is a member
of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) and the National
Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML).

Website: http://www.hpl.umces.edu/

[Summary provided by the University of Maryland.]


Data Center URL
URL: http://www.hpl.umces.edu/