From student to administrator, UMCES scientists and support staff possess a unique blend of expertise, curiosity and passion for scientific discovery. Together, the 300-plus people that comprise the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are working toward a vision of a sustainable environmental future for Maryland, the region and the world.

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Name/Title Lab/Description Contact Information
Jeff Cornwell
Research Professor
Horn Point Laboratory
Sediment biogeochemistry; nutrient, metal, and sulfur cycling in estuaries and coastal wetlands
410-221-8445
Simon Costanzo
Science Integrator
Center Administration
Integration and Application Network

Caroline Coulter
Graduate Research Assistant
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
410-326-7408
Kimberly Cox
Administrative Coordinator
Maryland Sea Grant
301-405-8194
Helen Cummings
Library Assistant
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Vanessa Cunningham
Graduate Student
Appalachian Laboratory
301-689-7280
Stacy Cutter
Program Management Specialist
Appalachian Laboratory
301-689-7104
Letty Cyrus
Program Management Specialist
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
410-326-7260
Eric Davidson
Director, Appalachian Laboratory and Professor
Appalachian Laboratory
Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, including the effects of management, land use change, and climatic change on soil C and N stocks, trace gas emissions from soils, and leaching of plant nutrients to streams and groundwater. Current study areas include the Brazilian Amazon Basin and Cerrado region and the forests of New England.
301-689-7204
Jeanette Davis
Graduate Assistant
Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
301-405-6376
Katherine Davis Ziombra
Faculty Research Assistant III
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Maritime Environmental Resource Center
410-385-6371
Gordy Dawson
Engineering Technician II
Horn Point Laboratory
410-221-8485
Melissa Day
Advanced Faculty Research Assistant II (Harris Lab)
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Salt marsh ecology, data sonde maintenance & calibration, wet chemistry, zooplankton, QA/QC
(410) 326-7340
Patricia Dekker
Program Management Specialist I
Horn Point Laboratory
410-221-8404
William Dennison
Vice President for Science Applications and Professor
Center Administration
Coastal ecosystem ecology; ecophysiology of marine plants; bioindicators in nearshore environments; assessing ecosystem health.
410-221-2004