Ashley Silver

NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Doctoral Fellow 
Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Science
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Ashley Silver is a Ph.D. student in the Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences graduate program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In 2013, she obtained her M.S. in Environmental Science from Hampton University, where she studied temperature effects on pre- and post-settlement processes in the Gulf of Alaska. Her interests are fish ecology and fisheries management. Advised by Dr. Paulinus Chigbu, Ashley’s research is focused on comparing juvenile fish utilization of Maryland coastal bays and coastal ocean as nursery grounds. 

Research Theme: Stock Assessment

NOAA LMRCSC Fellows attain the NOAA Core Competencies detailed in this rubric.

NERTO Project Title:  Analyses and Comparison of American Plaice Growth in the Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine Regions

NOAA Mentor:  Dr. Larry Alade

Academic Advisor: Dr. Paulinus Chigbu


  1. Silver, A. and Alade, L. (2022). Working Group Collaboration to Explore Growth Parameters of American Plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides) in the Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine for 2022 Research Track Assessment. Presented at ASLO for Education and Outreach Posters, Honolulu, Hawaii, March, 2022. Poster Presentation
  2. Silver, A. (2013) Growth Trends of Juvenile Northern Rock Sole along Kodiak Island, Alaska. Oral presentation at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography annual meeting 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013.

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2021 Award #NA21SEC4810005
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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