Appalachian Laboratory graduate students participate in recent National Park Service project

December 18, 2017
During the fall semester, graduate students in Dr. Katia Engelhardt's MEES 608W: Classic Readings in Ecology course completed research on published scientific studies conducted in national parks. The students presented their findings, which will be used in National Park Service publications and websites, at a recent symposium.

EPA awards $150K for IT upgrade key for Chesapeake Bay restoration

December 12, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing an additional $150,000 to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to continue support for managing and improving the computer technology used for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Walter Boynton wins Carl S. Weber Award for monitoring work in Chesapeake Bay

December 11, 2017
Walter Boynton, now a professor emeritus at UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, won the Maryland Water Monitoring Council’s Carl S. Weber Award for sharing Weber’s spirit, vision, and leadership in his own work in Chesapeake Bay.

Maritime Environmental Resource Center ends certification testing of ballast water management systems

December 6, 2017
Maritime Environment Resource Center will no longer provide ballast water management systems certification testing services.

Controlling mosquitoes with Chesapeake critters

December 6, 2017
Biological oceanographer Jamie Pierson of the Horn Point Laboratory is exploring whether or not microscopic critters found in the waters around the Chesapeake Bay region could be used to naturally control mosquito populations.Copepods-small aquatic crustaceans that are a major food source for small fish and birds-have been used as mosquito control in places like Louisiana and New Jersey.