Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory
The Morgan State University PEARL embraces a rich history dating back to 1967 while performing cutting-edge research and designing and implementing innovative environmental education programs.
PEARL education focuses on providing active learning experiences in the classroom and field to K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students to train the next generation of scientists
PEARL research focuses on four core areas - Aquaculture, Coastal Chemistry, Coastal Ecology, and Environmental & Natural Resource Economics.
Aquaculture: Improving the performance of aquacultured shellfish and developing new culture technologies that benefit Maryland and the US aquaculture industry
|Coastal Chemistry: Developing a better understanding of the coastal carbon cycle through high-frequency, multiple carbon pool studies|
|Coastal Ecology: Studying how both natural and human-induced changes affect coastal aquatic natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and beyond|
|Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: Determining how environmental policies and natural resource management affects human social and economic well-being|