Legendary Chesapeake scientist Walter Boynton awarded Mathias medal

December 5, 2016
Walter Boynton, a fixture in the world of Chesapeake Bay science for more than 40 years, , received

Appalachian Laboratory

Located in the mountains of western Maryland, the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, scientists study the effects of land-use change on the freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems of the region, how they function in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and how human activity may influence their health and sustainability on local, regional, and global scales.
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Hungry planet requires more efficient use of nitrogen

November 23, 2015
The global population is expected to increase by two to three billion people by 2050, a projection raising serious concerns about sustainable development, biodiversity and food security. Given the world’s growing food demands, nitrogen fertilizer use is likely to increase. Using too much fertilizer, however, will lead to increased pollution of waterways and the air.

New study finds that bacteria on marine sponges can develop capacity to move and inhibit biofilm formation

September 6, 2012
A new study shows that when enough bacteria get together in one place, they can make a collective decision to grow an appendage and swim away.

Environmental leaders gather to discuss Chesapeake Bay and human health

May 14, 2012
Maryland scientists and environmental leaders gathered to discuss the Chesapeake Bay and human health at a statewide symposium. The event brings together leading scientists from the University System of Maryland and policy makers from State and federal agencies to address critical problems in the Bay related to human health, such harmful algal blooms and toxic substances in the Bay.

Students find success as entreprenuers after REEF program

May 24, 2018
Students participating in Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneur Fellowship at IMET have been carrying the ideas they developed in the program to outside pitch competitions. In the program’s four years, five of those ideas have been developed into real companies and this year alone, five students have won funding ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 for their companies.


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