Appalachian Laboratory

The Appalachian Laboratory is dedicated to the study of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. We seek to better understand the effects of natural and human-induced changes on organisms, landscapes, and biogeochemical and hydrological cycles. We then apply scientific results to unravel the consequences of environmental change, manage natural resources, restore ecosystems, and foster ecological literacy.

The Appalachian Laboratory is the headquarters and administrative lead of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW CESU), a partnership among 22 university/research institutions and 9 federal agencies whose members strive to understand and protect the natural and cultural resources of the region.

The Appalachian Laboratory is located in the mountains of western Maryland, the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. directions

For more information about the Appalachian Laboratory, please visit the "About AL" page.

Upcoming Events

October 2, 2014
Name:  Dong Liang Title: Bayesian Spatiotemporal Modeling for Sensor...
October 9, 2014
Name:  Pieter deHart Title: Insights into the ontogenetically variable...
November 6, 2014
Name:  Tsvetan Bachvaroff Title: Unwrapping dinoflagellate evolution...