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About Appalachian Laboratory
From the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, scientists conduct research on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in many parts of the world, with an emphasis on the rich and diverse environments of Western Maryland and the broader Appalachian region. Founded in Frostburg in 1962, Appalachian Laboratory scientists advise state, national and international leaders on air and water quality, wildlife management, forest and agricultural management, and biodiversity conservation, while also training and engaging tomorrow’s researchers and environmental stewards through advanced degree offerings, citizen science initiatives, and K-12 curriculum development.
301 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532United States
Read all about what’s happening at the lab, including research highlights and interviews with graduate students and faculty.
From annual events to monthly seminars, visit the calendar page to check in on upcoming events at the lab.
Since 1962, scientists at the Appalachian Laboratory have actively studied freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems on local, regional and global scales.
Meet our faculty members who focus on a wide range of research areas from genes to whole ecosystems.
Everything you need to know about how the lab connects to the local community, including the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series, Watershed Moments Community Learning Series, and Johnson Environmental Education Award.
Explore a research program that applies scientific knowledge to emerging environmental issues: the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit.
Learn about our graduate studies and our research and outreach on public engagement with science at the Lab and beyond.