News & Events

News

IMET graduate student-turned entrepreneur is converting algae into a successful biofuel business

May 3, 2021
As a graduate student, Ryan Powell discovered a technique to harvest algae cheaply enough to produce algal biofuels economically. He decided that he wanted to make sure his technology made a difference in the world.

NSF awards $1 million for coastal ocean research to understand the ecology at the interface of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean

April 16, 2021
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a team of researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to study how the nutrient plume of the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, changes over the course of the year and what those changes mean for food webs and nutrient cycles in the coastal Atlantic Ocean.

Eric Davidson named Jefferson Science Fellow

April 2, 2021
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor and Appalachian Laboratory Director Eric A. Davidson, an international leader in global nitrogen cycle research, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow.

Xin Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

April 1, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Assistant Professor Xin Zhang a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year collaborative research program in the Chesapeake Bay region to help understand how to align improvements in sustainable nitrogen management in crop and livestock production with pollution reduction in the watershed.

A full-course meal for oyster larvae

April 1, 2021
Oyster larvae at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory receive a gourmet selection of algae, both flagellates and diatoms, grown in house, to aid in their growth and survival in their early stages of life. Their specially curated diet by hatchery employees gives larvae the best possible chance at growing into its final oyster form and Horn Point’s Hatchery has it down to a science.

Events

May
13th

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Katie Lotterhos, Northeastern

May 13, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Katie Lotterhos, Northeastern, will present "Adaptation and responses to climate change: insights and perspectives" as part of the virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.
May
13th

Watershed Moments: Helen Bailey, UMCES-CBL

May 13, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) will host Dr. Helen Bailey for an engaging talk on the DolphinWatch project. This event, part of the Lab’s Watershed Moments Community Learning Series, will take place on Thursday, May 13, at 6:30pm on Zoom. Registration for the event is required.
May
19th

Horn Point Laboratory Virtual Seminar Series: Elodie Passeport (University of Toronto))

May 19, 2021 11:00am to 12:00pm
Elodie Passeport, University of Toronto, will present, Fate of trace organic contaminants in urban stormwater green infrastructure.
May
20th

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Veronica Del Bianco

May 20, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. Veronica Del Bianco, UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory, will present as part of the virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.