News & Events


Appalachian Laboratory seeks nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award

October 8, 2018
Nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award are now open.

Appalachian Laboratory to host American chestnut event as part of Watershed Moments series

October 3, 2018
As part of the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series, the Appalachian Laboratory’s Katia Engelhardt will present on current research efforts to restore the American chestnut, and citizen scientists William O’Neill and Mary Kahl from the Citizens Restoring American Chestnuts project will share their experiences as part of a volunteer effort supporting American chestnut research. 

Next Generation: Daniela Tizabi

October 1, 2018
Graduate student Daniela Tizabi's research focuses on marine natural products and drug discovery. She is studying the microbial community associated with a giant barrel sponge from the Caribbean, looking for compounds produced by these bacteria with anti-tubercular properties. She is interested in a group of bacteria known as actinomycetes, that are known to produce many potent compounds with therapeutic potential, such as anti-cancer, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.

Brian Duke honored by Board of Regents for impact on Chesapeake Biological Laboratory campus

September 24, 2018
C. Brian Duke, Facilities Manager at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, has been awarded the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Staff Award for Effectiveness and Efficiency. This is the first time that an UMCES staff member has received this prestigious system-wide award.

Patuxent Sentinel: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Pier Monitoring Program

September 13, 2018
Real-time environmental monitoring of the Patuxent River provides dual scientific and public services.



High-Tech in the High Sea

October 23, 2018 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In this public seminar, discover how innovative technology is helping scientists study the Bering Sea food web

Horn Point Seminars ~ Allison Coffey Reilly

October 24, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Reilly is a civil engineer specializing in risk and resilience of infrastructure systems. Her talk is titled "Interdisciplinary research approaches for assessing community vulnerability to repeated hazards" and will be given in the Coastal Science auditorium, Wednesday, October 24 at 11:00 am. The public is welcome to attend.

Distinguished Guest Speaker Seminar

October 24, 2018 3:30pm
Taniya Chowdhury, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). "Microbial Insights into Freshwater Tidal Wetland Redox Biogeochemistry."

Fall 2018 Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Jon Duncan (Penn State)

October 25, 2018 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Jon Duncan, Penn State University, will present "Hydrologic variability controls watershed scale nitrogen export: a multi-scale, multi-site approach."

Horn Point Seminars ~ Rasika Gawde

October 31, 2018 11:00am
Rasika Gawde, from UMCES/Horn Point Laboratory, will give a talk titled "Integrating and applying three-dimensional models to simulate oyster ecosystem services and fish movement?" on Wednesday, October 31, at 11am in the Coastal Science auditorium. The public is welcome.