Horn Point Laboratory
2020 Horns Point Road
P.O. Box 775
Cambridge, MD 21613
The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) the principal institution for advanced environmental research and graduate studies within the University System of Maryland.
The Horn Point Laboratory is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The laboratory is interdisciplinary with faculty engaged in research on the biology, chemistry, physics, and ecology of organisms and ecosystems from wetlands and estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the continental shelf and open waters of the world's oceans. Areas of scientific expertise include oceanography, plankton dynamics, marine macrophyte and wetland ecology, systems ecology, nutrient dynamics and eutrophication, physiological ecology of benthic invertebrates, benthic-pelagic interactions, and aquaculture.