Press Releases

New gene-based ocean model suggests, for microbes, it’s not who you are but what you do

December 1, 2017
The new model, published today in Science, simulates the impact of microbial activities on the chemistry in the North Atlantic and suggests that the evolution of a metabolic function rather than the evolution of an individual species shapes the ocean as we know it. It is the first model that actually predicts genes and transcription throughout the ocean.

Bill Dennison receives award for contributions to estuarine scientific community

November 7, 2017
Dr. Bill Dennison, Professor of Marine and Science and Vice President for Science Application and Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, has received the first-ever 2017 Margaret A. Davidson Award for Stewardship from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) for professional contributions to the estuarine scientific community.

Chesapeake Garden Club supports CBL research experience for STEM students

November 6, 2017
The Chesapeake Garden Club has donated $1,200 to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in support of a mentoring project created by Dr. Laura Lapham, assistant professor.

New research award will help resource managers plan for increase in toxic algal blooms in Chesapeake waterways

September 20, 2017
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have been awarded funding to develop a new model to better predict the long-term occurrences of dangerous and costly harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.

Horn Point Laboratory breaks ground on 10-acre solar field with Standard Solar

September 7, 2017
he University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Standard Solar marked the beginning of a partnership to bring sustainable energy to the Horn Point Laboratory campus with a groundbreaking ceremony. Standard Solar will install a 10-acre solar field on campus that will generate approximately 50% of the Horn Point Laboratory's annual energy consumption. UMCES has also received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to install four vehicle-charging stations under a new solar canopy on campus.