University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
From a network of laboratories spanning from the Allegheny Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science scientists work to understand and manage the world’s resources, provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment, and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.
From the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, Appalachian Laboratory scientists conduct research on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems throughout the world, with an emphasis on the rich and diverse environments of Western Maryland and the broader Appalachian region.
Located where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay, the oldest publicly supported marine laboratory on the East Coast is a national leader in research on fisheries, estuarine ecology, environmental chemistry, and toxicology research of the Chesapeake Bay and aquatic ecosystem around the globe.
From the banks of the Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, scientists engage in world-renowned research in oceanography, water quality, restoration of sea grasses, marshes and shellfish, and expertise in ecosystem modeling.
Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, scientists pursue cutting-edge research in microbiology, molecular biology, and biotechnology, using marine microbes to develop alternative energy, and supporting sustainable aquaculture and fisheries.