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Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - building resilience in the Bay’s most important habitat by Brooke Landry


Date: 5:30pm EST February 24

A talk by Brooke Landry as part of CES’s 20th Anniversary Event Series

Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - building resilience in the Bay’s most important habitat by Brooke Landry 
Feb. 24, 2020 at 5:30pm in Litrenta Lecture Hall  

Brooke Landry is a Natural Resource Biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Workgroup. She has over 20 years of experience in SAV research, conservation, restoration, and management. Her love of SAV began as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia where she studied Environmental Sciences and worked for one of her favorite professors mapping SAV in Florida Bay, Florida. From there she went on to continue her work with SAV while getting a Master’s degree in Marine Sciences from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. After getting her degree and working for several years for the NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, she came to Maryland and to her current position with Maryland DNR and the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership.  

During her talk, Brooke will tell us all about Chesapeake Bay SAV and how you can get involved with the Chesapeake Bay Program to help her and her colleagues track changes in SAV density, distribution, and community composition throughout the Bay. She’ll also tell us about good news from the Chester River!