Appalachian Laboratory

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. 

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December 1, 2015
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December 3, 2015
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