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Recent Press Releases

Chesapeake Garden Club supports CBL research experience for STEM students

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

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

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.

Recent Press

A closer look at Poplar Island with Lorie Staver

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November 20, 2017

Lorie Staver has been monitoring marsh and elevation on Poplar Island as the Chesapeake Bay resto

Mercury in Maryland with Jacob Oster

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November 17, 2017

Jacob Oster is pursuing a Masters of Science degree, specializing in Ecology, at UMCES' Ches

12 Best islands in Maryland

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November 15, 2017

Recent News

Chesapeake Garden Club supports CBL professor's STEM education program

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.

Next Generation: Jacob Oster

Get to know graduate student Jacob Oster, who is studying mercury accumulation in small stream ecosystems.