- About AL
- Research at AL
- Aquatic Ecology
- Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology
- Conservation & Restoration Ecology
- Landscape Ecology
- Plant Community Response to Changes in Water
- Using Landsat Time Series Data to Examine Patterns in Water Surface Temperature in the Chesapeake Bay
- Extinction Risk of the Delmarva Fox Squirrel
- Potomac Initiative
- Quantifying Feedbacks in Desert Vegetation
- Remote Sensing and Forest Disturbance
- Medium-resolution Phenology and Forest Productivity
- Biologically-Optimized Environmental Classification of Maryland Streams
- Predicting Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise
- Landscape Controls on Seasonal Timing and Growing Season Length
- Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry
- Acid-Base Status of Western Maryland Streams
- BMP's for Natural Gas Drilling
- Modeling Stream Distribution and Stream Burial in Large River Basins
- Improvements in Surface Water Quality Due to Declining Atmospheric N Deposition
- Land Use Changes on Stormflow Dynamics
- Piney Creek Reservoir Assessment
- Relationship Between Wetlands and Mercury in Brook Trout
- Seminar Series
- Chesapeake Watershed CESU
- Central Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility
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- For the Community
May Watershed Moments Community Learning Series
Mark your calendar for 5/12 at 6PM for "Powering the Future: Good News in the Greenhouse," a talk by celebrated glaciologist and geologist, Dr. Richard Alley from Penn State University. The talk will be held at FSU's Performing Arts Center.
Dr. Richard Alley has ranged from Antarctica to Greenland to help learn the history of the Earth's climate, and whether the great ice sheets will fall in the ocean and flood our coasts. With over 250 scientific publications, he has been asked to provide advice to the highest levels of government,and been recognized with numerous awards including election to the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. He hosted the PBS miniseries Earth: The Operators' Manual, and has been compared to a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan for his enthusiastic efforts to communicate the excitement and importance of science to everyone.
No reservations required. For more information, please call 301-689-7102 or email email@example.com.
The Appalachian Laboratory (AL) 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 other UMCES campuses are Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Southern Maryland, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park.
AL was founded in 1962, and is located in the mountains of western Maryland in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Faculty at the Laboratory seek to determine the effects of natural and human-induced changes on organisms, landscapes, and biogeochemical and hydrological cycles. Faculty then apply scientific results to unravel the consequences of environmental change, manage natural resources, restore ecosystems, and foster ecological literacy.