Climate Change


From monitoring the impact of a warming climate on ecosystems from the Chesapeake Bay to the Arctic, to developing ways to capture carbon dioxide and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, UMCES scientists work close to home and around the world to understand and tackle the global environmental challenge of climate change and its impact on the environment.

While our research helps others live more sustainably, it’s essential that we lead by example. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is a signatory to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (Second Nature) and has launched several programs aimed at reducing our environmental footprint.

Faculty Experts

Learn more about UMCES faculty who are harnessing research expertise in coastal resilience, fisheries, wildfire, harmful algal blooms, wind energy, water quality, coastal flooding and sea-level rise, ocean impacts, regional changes. MORE

Climate Change in Maryland

UMCES’ research and expertise is a vital component of Maryland's efforts to address the causes and consequences of climate change. Find out how we provide the scientific background and perspective that helps Maryland's decision-makers chart the path towards a better environmental future. MORE

Explore our climate change resources and data

Research Highlights