Horn Point Laboratory


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. Other UMCES research locations include the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park. Horn Point Laboratory is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Directions are here.

The laboratory is located in history-rich Dorchester County. To find out more about our lab’s past, feel free to browse the Colonial History of Horn Point (pdf) by faculty member Court Stevenson.

Directed by Professor Michael Roman, HPL is a member of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) and the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML)

Oyster Recycling Center at Horn Point

Horn Point to hire 3 tenure track faculty positions.

Upcoming Events

January 28, 2015
Lora Harris (UMCES/CBL) "The role of autecology in estuarine science"
February 4, 2015
Stewart Bruce (Washington College) "Radical and disruptive innovations in...
February 11, 2015
Pat Glibert (UMCES/HPL) "Changing nutrient loads and ratios and effects on...
February 18, 2015
Rosa I. León Zayas (University of Delaware) "Uncovering novel metabolic...