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Appalachian Laboratory launches Inspiration Award on 60th anniversary

September 23, 2022
The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is pleased to announce the launch of the Appalachian Laboratory Inspiration Award in commemoration of the Laboratory’s 60th anniversary.

Celebrating 10 billion oysters—born and raised by UMCES—planted in Chesapeake Bay

August 31, 2022
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan led a ceremonial oyster planting in August to mark the significant milestone of 10 billion oysters planted in the Chesapeake Bay, all of them born and raised at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Oyster Hatchery.

Next Generation: Alan Williams

August 31, 2022
Alan William's research focuses on measuring how clouds of underwater mud, silt, and clay that form when the sediment is disturbed, called suspended sediment plumes, within oyster leases are reduced with improvements to oyster aquaculture technology, specifically when dredges are replaced with submerged, remote operated vehicles, or ROVs.

Significant increase in freshwater entering Arctic Ocean through Bering Strait

August 26, 2022
A new study has confirmed that over the past 30 years the volume of freshwater flowing through Bering Strait into the Arctic Ocean has increased by 40-50%, which means that the Arctic Ocean is becoming less salty. This could impact sea ice formation, regional and global ocean circulation, and ecosystems.

“Science for a green new deal” calls for new thinking to tackle environmental challenges

August 24, 2022
A new book by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor Eric Davidson reveals how “green new deal thinking” can connect the dots between environmental quality, economic well-being, and human dignity to help develop solutions to our greatest environmental challenges.

Events

Oct
14th

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Dr. Jeff Cornwell, UMCES-HPL

October 14, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Jeff Cornwell, UMCES-HPL, will present as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on Friday, October 14, at 11 am in room 109 of the Appalachian Laboratory.
Oct
15th

Horn Point Laboratory Open House

October 15, 2022 11:00am to 4:00pm
Join us for this year’s Open House at the Horn Point Laboratory. Learn about cutting edge research our faculty and graduate students conduct in the Chesapeake Bay and across the world's oceans.
Oct
19th

Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series: Dr. Elizabeth Hamman (St. Mary's College of Maryland)

October 19, 2022 3:30pm
Title: Dynamic habitats: causes and consequences of spatial heterogeneity in coastal ecosystems.