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
Matthew Damiano
Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Fisheries Science, Population Dynamics, Marine Fisheries Management

Thomas Darnall
Plumber Specialist
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

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.
Gordy Dawson
Engineering Technician II
Horn Point Laboratory
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.
Carole Derry
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant
Horn Point Laboratory
Cynthia Dixon
Accounting Associate
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Kathryn Doering
Graduate Research Assistant
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Cassie Doty
Faculty Research Assistant
Appalachian Laboratory
K-12 Curriculum Development, Teacher Professional Development, Freshwater Ecology, Biogeochemistry
Eric Doty
Maintenance Mechanic
Horn Point Laboratory
C. Brian Duke
Facilities Manager
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Jeannette Duran
Program Management Specialist
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Andrew Elmore
Associate Professor
Appalachian Laboratory
Environmental Science, Land-use and land-cover change, Ecohydrology, Biogeochemistry, Remote sensing and spatial analysis.
Craig Elzey
Maintenance Helper
Horn Point Laboratory

Katia Engelhardt
Research Associate Professor
Appalachian Laboratory
Effects of species richness on wetland ecosystem functioning and services; Community ecology and ecosystem ecology; Wetland ecology; Aquatic botany