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Sad News for the UMCES and marine scientists community with the passing of Michael Kemp

October 26, 2020
Michael Kemp, a valuable member of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's faculty for over four decades, passed away recently after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. We are most grateful to Michael for his scholarship, mentoring and community engagement. His many contributions were important for HPL’s growth, recognition, collegial atmosphere and supportive spirit.

Appalachian Laboratory welcomes new Ph.D. students

October 21, 2020
The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is pleased to welcome two new Ph.D. students this academic year. Jonathan Johnson has joined the laboratory of Dr. David Nelson, and Luke DeGroote has joined Dr. Emily Cohen’s laboratory.

Lisa Wainger appointed to California Delta Independent Science Board

October 14, 2020
CBL faculty, staff and students have a long tradition of serving the state and citizens of Maryland, and our nation, by serving in advisory capacities on expert boards, commissions and groups. Professor Lisa Wainger, an environmental economist, exemplifies this tradition and is congratulated on her appointment to the California Delta Independent Science Board.

Tamburri joins International Maritime Organization’s Working Group on Biofouling Management

October 8, 2020
When the United Nations formed a new Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection, they came to a small lab on Solomons Island to recruit Professor Mario Tamburri, an international expert on the role of commercial shipping in the spread of aquatic invasive species, as a founding member.

Carys Mitchelmore Appointed to the National Academy Committee on Oil in the Sea IV

October 7, 2020
Professor Carys Mitchelmore is the latest in a number of Chesapeake Biological Laboratory faculty who have been invited serve on a prestigious National Academies consensus committee. Mitchelmore will apply her expertise in the field of environmental health and toxicology by serving on a committee that will study the inputs, fates and effects of oil in the marine environment.



IMET Town Hall

October 27, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm
IMET Town Hall with Dr. Russell Hill

Science for Citizens: Reducing Plastic Waste and Pollution

October 27, 2020 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how businesses are “making the switch” from single-use plastics, how scientists are working with schools, and how YOU can help!

Coastal Resiliency Seminar: Carolyn Currin on North Carolina salt marshes

October 28, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Currin, NOAA/NOS Beaufort Laboratory, will be presenting “North Carolina salt marshes: threats to a fragile ecosystem and conservation opportunities” via Zoom.

Distinguised Scholar Seminar Series: Dr. Danielle Haulsee (Stanford University)

October 28, 2020 3:30pm
Dynamic Ocean Management: Using Technology to Capture the Complexities of Spatial Ecology for Marine Conservation and Management