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Dr. Caroline Solomon
Associate Professor, Biology
Adjunct professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, University of Maryland
M.S., Biological Oceanography, University of Washington
B.A., Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University

Dr. Solomon's research involves tackling environmental issues - mostly in estuarine ecosystems such as the Chesapeake Bay. Loading of excess nitrogen and phosphorus into estuaries resulting from various anthropogenic land uses such as agriculture or urban/suburban development is causing large algal blooms which at times can be harmful to fish and humans. Her work currently focuses on investigating how these algae utilize different forms of nitrogen to better understand how to prevent these detrimental blooms.

Dr. Solomon is an advisor of the Green Gallaudet student organization. In the 1989 and 1993 Deaflympics, Dr. Solomon won a total of 13 gold medals in swimming.