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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is a leading research and educational institution working to understand and manage the world’s resources. From a network of laboratories spanning from the Allegheny Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, UMCES scientists provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. 

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Recent Press Releases

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science professor Jeffrey Cornwell receives highest university award

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Research Professor Jeffrey Cornwell has received a 2018 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service, the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.

Tour new 10-acre solar field at Horn Point Laboratory, on-site interviews available

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites members of the media to tour the new 10-acre solar field on the Horn Point Laboratory campus on Monday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Long-term reduction in nutrient pollution spurs unprecedented recovery of aquatic grasses in Chesapeake Bay

According to a new study, the resurgence of grasses here—and similar recent comebacks seen throughout out the estuary in recent years—are the direct result of decades of efforts to reduce nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

Recent News

Horn Point Laboratory Professor Jeffrey Cornwell receives highest university award

Jeffrey Cornwell has received a 2018 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service, the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.

Cub Scout Pack 24 makes birdhouses for Appalachian Lab

UMCES-AL graduate student Claire Nemes recently led local Cub Scouts in bluebird house building project.

Liz McDowell, winner of the 2018 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)-Appalachian Laboratory is pleased to announce Liz McDowell as the 2018 recipient of the Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award.