News & Events


Xin Zhang recognized by USM Board of Regents for outstanding research in sustainability and nutrient management in global agriculture

April 19, 2024
Xin Zhang, an associate professor at UMCES' Appalachian Lab, is the recipient of the 2024 Excellence in Scholarship or Research Award. Zhang is recognized for her highly cited research in sustainability and nutrient management, which has helped governments and nonprofits around the world respond to climate change, create water security, and improve nutrient management in agriculture.

Maryland’s university for the environment honors U.S. Senator Ben Cardin for his legacy of environmental leadership and impact

April 19, 2024
For the only seventh time in its 100-year history, Maryland’s university for the environment has a bestowed the Reginald V. Truitt Environmental Award on a noted Marylanders whose dedication and achievements have resulted in the better understanding and stewardship of the environment. The award was given to U.S. Senator Ben Cardin at special event last evening with invited guests at the William Paca House in Annapolis.

UMCES partners with Southeast Michigan watershed organizations to produce environmental report card

April 16, 2024
Five Southeast Michigan river and watershed organizations, in partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, released a suite of socio-environmental report cards. This effort integrates social, economic, and environmental data to provide a holistic view of the current state of the Clinton, Detroit, Huron, River Raisin, and Rouge rivers.

Earth’s estuaries are warming, consistent with climate change

April 8, 2024
Estuaries are critical natural environments to many marine species, so ensuring these ‘nurseries’ thrive is essential to environmental health and many local economies. Due to ongoing climate change, estuary temperatures are warming, which could negatively impact these habitats. Most estuaries, however, lack surface water temperature data, which is needed to study the sensitivity of these systems to warming water temperatures. To that end, a team of scientists at UMCES and the University of Pittsburgh developed a database for 1,060 estuaries around the world. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

UMCES scientists on the ecological impact of the Key Bridge collapse and recovery

April 2, 2024
On March 27, the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after being struck by a tanker. The 1.6-mile structure lies in the Patapsco River, closing the Port of Baltimore, one of the nation’s busiest ports. What is the environmental impact of this disaster? How will cleanup and rebuilding impact the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay? Faculty at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) work every day to help state and federal lawmakers and agencies understand questions like these.



Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Jeff Buler, University of DE

April 26, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Jeff Buler, University of Delaware, will present, "Building a spatially-explicit energetic model for forest birds during migratory stopover along the northern coast of the Gulf Mexico," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.

IMET Annual Open House

May 4, 2024 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us to enjoy hands-on science activities for all ages and discover important marine research happening at the edge of Baltimore's harbor.