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First Guanabara Bay environmental health report card shows watershed under stress

July 21, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) along with local partners including the Environmental Sanitation Program for the Municipalities Surrounding Guanabara Bay (PSAM) and the State Environmental Institute (INEA), released the Guanabara Bay Environmental Health Report Card—the first of its kind in Brazil—to track progress of global water management goals. With a grade of D for the Guanabara Bay and its watershed, the report card serves as a model for building comprehensive, community-driven, scientifically credible basin assessments that will help accelerate restoration efforts.

Bill Dennison awarded for excellence in coastal and estuarine management

July 16, 2017
Dr. Bill Dennison, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Vice President for Science Application, has received the first Margaret A. Davidson Award for Stewardship from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) for his trailblazing work to synthesize scientific results in a way that facilitates public awareness and management decisions.

IMET's Rose Jagus awarded Elkins Professorship

July 13, 2017
Professor Rose Jagus of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been awarded the Wilson H. Elkins Professorship by the University System of Maryland for her contributions to increasing the diversity of scientists working in the marine sciences.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory scientist pens children's book on leatherback turtles

July 6, 2017
Helen Bailey, an associate research professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, partnered with her long-term turtle research collaborator, George Shillinger, then executive director of the non-profit conservation group The Leatherback Trust to write a children’s book titled “The Grande Turtle Adventure.”

Peter Goodwin named president of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

July 5, 2017
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Peter Goodwin, Ph.D., as president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). He will join UMCES on September 18, 2017.

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