News & Events


What forecasting Dead Zones teaches us about Chesapeake Bay

September 24, 2017
Scientists forecast a larger-than-average dead zone in Chesapeake Bay during summer 2017, but as summer came to an end, it looked to be an overestimate. We talk to Jeremy Testa, an expert from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, about what makes a dead zone and why the forecast might have missed the mark.

New grant will help resource managers plan for increase in toxic algal blooms in Chesapeake waterways

September 19, 2017
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have been awarded funding to develop a new model to better predict the long-term occurrences of dangerous and costly harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.

Flight of the rockfish: What migration taught us about Maryland's state fish

September 19, 2017
Dr. David Secor, a fisheries scientist at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, has made a career out of understanding where fish migrate and why. We talk to him about one of his most critical studies, Potomac and Atlantic Striped Bass Telemetry Study.

UMCES glider on mission to assist hurricane forecasting

September 14, 2017
UMCES' glider launched off the coast of New Jersey on a month-long trip to collect data that's used to improve hurricane forecasting.

UMCES, Standard Solar break ground on 10-acre field at Cambridge campus

September 8, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Standard Solar marked the beginning of a partnership to bring sustainable energy to the Horn Point Laboratory campus with a groundbreaking ceremony.



Economic Benefits of a Healthy Chesapeake Bay

September 26, 2017 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Free public seminar. Using the Chesapeake Bay as an example, Dr. Lisa Wainger will discuss how economists connect environmental quality to economic gains.

Horn Point Seminars ~ Allison Colden

September 27, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm
Allison Colden from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will give a talk at 11am on Wednesday, September 27 in the Coastal Science auditorium titled "Biophysical feedbacks on restored oyster reefs"

Distinguished Scholar Seminar

September 27, 2017 3:30pm
Kristy Lewis, Saint Mary's College of Maryland, Saint Mary's City, MD., "Living on the Edge: Investigating the Importance of Marsh and Marsh Edge to Coastal Fisheries." Located in the Bernie Fowler Laboratory 1101.

Fall 2017 Visiting Scholars Seminar Series: Mary Kay Foley

September 28, 2017 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Mary Kay Foley, US Geological Survey, will present "USGS Overview," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholars Seminar.

Drug Discovery from the Marine Environment

October 3, 2017 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Free public seminar. Dr. Hill will give an overview of the drug discovery process and talk about some important new drugs from the marine environment.