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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

Maryland loses pioneering Chesapeake Bay scientist Michael Kemp

October 27, 2020
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Professor Emeritus Michael Kemp, a pioneering ecosystems ecologist and world leader in conducting research on the ecology of estuaries, has passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Juli Brush Receives 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award

October 26, 2020
“Juli consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment and dedication to University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, has a positive impact on her work environment, is flexible and demonstrates cooperation and collaboration among her peers while carrying out her job duties.” Curtis Henry, Associate Director HPL, and Juli’s supervisor Get to know Horn Point Laboratory's, Julianna Brush, 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award recipient.



Coastal Resiliency Seminar: Neil Ganju on salt marsh management and restoration

December 9, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Ganju, USGS-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will be presenting “Developing standardized geospatial metrics for salt marsh management and restoration” via Zoom.

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Matt Fitzpatrick, Appalachian Laboratory

December 10, 2020 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick, UMCES-AL, will present "From Genes to Cities: Applications of spatial modeling to assess and communicate climate change vulnerability of forests and urban areas."

Brown Bag Seminar: Drew Hobbs

December 11, 2020 12:00pm
Topic: Methane cycling in the Patuxent River

Coastal Resiliency Seminar: Molly Mitchell on marsh resilience under climate change

December 16, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Mitchell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will be presenting “Marsh resilience under climate change: Management and adaptation considerations” via Zoom,