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
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.
301-689-7204
Gordy Dawson
Engineering Technician II
Horn Point Laboratory
410-221-8485
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
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
Carole Derry
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant
Horn Point Laboratory
410-221-8451
Phil Derry
IT Coordinator
Horn Point Laboratory
410-221-8443
Cynthia Dixon
Accounting Associate
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
410-326-7232
Cassie Doty
Faculty Research Assistant
Appalachian Laboratory
K-12 Curriculum Development, Teacher Professional Development, Freshwater Ecology, Biogeochemistry
301-689-7134
Eric Doty
Maintenance Mechanic
Horn Point Laboratory
410-221-8266
C. Brian Duke
Facilities Manager
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
410-326-7352
Jeannette Duran
Program Management Specialist
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
410-326-7263
Andrew Elmore
Associate Professor
Appalachian Laboratory
Environmental Science, Land-use and land-cover change, Ecohydrology, Biogeochemistry, Remote sensing and spatial analysis.
301-689-7124
Craig Elzey
Maintenance Helper
Horn Point Laboratory