Climate Change

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has a unique, state-directed mandate to “conduct a comprehensive program to develop and apply predictive ecology for Maryland to the improvement and preservation of the physical environment.” This mandate drives our research and encourages our scientists to harness the power of science to help preserve and protect the environment. By focusing on science application, UMCES seeks to broaden its influence beyond academia and help improve the daily lives of Maryland residents and beyond.

From monitoring the impact of a warming climate on ecosystems in the Arctic to developing ways to capture carbon dioxide and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, UMCES scientists are working close to home and around the world to understand and tackle the global environmental challenge of cllimate change. Find out more about UMCES' work on climate change in Maryland.

Research Highlights