News & Events


Richardson joins Appalachian Laboratory faculty

December 9, 2020
Dr. Rodney Richardson, a molecular ecologist studying honey bees and other insect pollinators, has joined the faculty of the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) as an Assistant Professor.

Late-season Arctic research cruise reveals unseasonably warm ocean temperatures and active ecosystem

November 11, 2020
Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska for nearly 30 years, collecting information about the biological diversity of the watery world under the sea ice to understand how marine ecosystems are responding to environmental changes.

U.S. coral reefs’ health assessed for the first time on a national scale

November 10, 2020
Coral reefs in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans received a “fair” score in the first-ever condition status report for U.S. coral reefs released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) today. 4

Next Generation: Shannon Hood on controlling biofouling in aquaculture

November 3, 2020
My research focuses on advancing the oyster aquaculture industry through improved production practices that can streamline the efficiency of these operations. My primary research focus is on using exposure to air to control biofouling on cultured oysters



Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Steven Guinn, UMCES-AL

January 28, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Steven Guinn, Senior Faculty Research Assistant in Dr. Andrew Elmore's laboratory at UMCES-AL, will present  " From Proposal to Publication: A Data Management Framework for Environmental Science." 

Virtual IMET Seminar: Dr. Heather Hamlin (Associate Professor, University of Maine)

February 17, 2021 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Title: Lobsters in a changing climate: Impacts of increasing temperature and acidification on lobster health