Solange Filoso

Solange Filoso

Associate Research Professor


1 Williams St.

Solomons, MD 21146

Phone: 410-326-7348

Research Interests

Nutrient dynamics, watershed management, nitrogen pollution, stream restoration, stormwater management, watershed restoration, forest restoration, water quality, effectiveness of best management practices

Biographical Sketch

Solange Filoso is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.  Her areas of expertise are Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems Ecology, and Freshwater Science.  She has a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara (1996) and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the São Paulo State University, Brazil.  She completed her post-doctoral research at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and Cornell University. Her research seeks to understand the impacts of human activities and associated environmental changes on the transport of water, nutrients and sediment from watersheds to freshwater ecosystems, and on greenhouse gas emissions.   Current projects include assessing the effectiveness of stream restoration at reducing nutrient and sediment loads to Chesapeake Bay, quantifying  greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane ethanol production in Brazil, and assessing the impacts of agricultural expansion in the tropics on stream ecosystems. The scope of her research is wide, but the core objective is to contribute with science based information that can help enhance our ability to mitigate the negative impacts of environmental changes.

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