Appalachian Laboratory

Located at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, the Appalachian Laboratory (AL) conducts world-class research on land and water ecosystems, with an emphasis on Western Maryland’s rich and diverse environment. Founded in 1962 with four faculty members in a hardware store, AL is now home to more than 45 faculty, research associates, post-doctoral fellows, grad students, and staff in 47,000 square-foot facility.

From genes to ecosystems, our scientists advise national and state leaders on air and water quality, wildlife management, and land, stream and wetland conservation. We house the Central Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility or CASIF, and serve as the lead for the Chesapeake Watershed CESU.

AL is committed to training and engaging tomorrow's researchers and environmental stewards, from pioneering hands-on citizen science projects to offering Masters and Doctorate-level degree programs.

For additional information about our lab, please visit About AL or call 301-689-7102.

Upcoming Events

October 7, 2015
Dr. Donald F. Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science...
October 13, 2015
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