With the help of local citizen scientists, biologists found a new invader in Alaska, the bryozoan Bugula neritina, and another not seen there in over a century. (Photo: Melissa Frey)
Eradicate the invaders? It's complicated. A new study revealed some invasive plants can more than double ecosystems' ability to store "blue carbon."
"SERC scientists work all over the globe, and many of their discoveries abroad can help us better understand and protect the Chesapeake." (Photo: Glenn McKinlay)
SERC biologists are asking boaters everywhere to keep their eyes peeled for an invasive species: the elusive Chinese mitten crab.
Get the truth on the science and history of climate change, in this 6-part lecture series hosted by SERC plant ecologist Bert Drake. Watch all six episodes online!
Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!Visiting Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
Speaker: Dr. Matt Baker, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Photo: Melissa Frey, Royal BC Museum
For half a century, SERC scientists have taken on environmental issues on Chesapeake Bay and around the world and uncovered new ways to protect the planet. Learn more about SERC’s history and discoveries.