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
Simon Costanzo
Science Integrator
Center Administration
Integration and Application Network

Kimberly Cox
Administrative Coordinator
Maryland Sea Grant
Helen Cummings
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Vanessa Cunningham
Graduate Student
Appalachian Laboratory
Letty Cyrus
Program Management Specialist
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Matthew Damiano
Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Fisheries Science, Population Dynamics, Marine Fisheries Management

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.
Jeanette Davis
Graduate Assistant
Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
Gordy Dawson
Engineering Technician II
Horn Point Laboratory
Melissa Day
Faculty Research Assistant II
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
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
Phil Derry
IT Coordinator
Horn Point Laboratory
Cynthia Dixon
Accounting Associate
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory