News & Events


Mike Roman to step down as Horn Point Laboratory director

October 18, 2021
Professor Mike Roman has announced that he will relinquish the position by the end of the academic year and continue his ocean research as a Horn Point faculty member.

Maryland scientists crack blue crab’s genetic code

October 8, 2021
Researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor have published the first full reference genome sequence for the blue crab. This means that for the first time we have a complete picture of all of the DNA that makes up Maryland’s favorite crustacean.

Climate change in focus in online community learning series

September 23, 2021
Leading experts on climate change and its impacts will be featured in the Science for Communities webinar series hosted by UMCES' Chesapeake Biological Laboratory this fall.

Researchers release first-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

September 15, 2021
For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well.

New Partnership Formed to Advance Regenerative and Sustainable Agriculture

September 13, 2021
UMCES, Horn Point Lab and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have created a new partnership to build collaborative projects towards regenerative and sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.



S4C Webinar - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

October 26, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Why should we believe what these scientists tell us? As lead author of IPCC Working Group II, Dr. Libby Jewett will shed light on the integrity and hard work, as well as the challenges, that are key to developing this high-profile report. This is a free, public webinar.

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Cassie Gurbisz, SMCM

October 28, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Cassie Gurbisz, SMCM, will present as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.

Brown Bag Seminar: Megan Munkacsy

October 29, 2021 12:00pm
Topic: Shallow water values in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay

S4C Webinar - Risk Assessment in the Face of Climate Change

November 2, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Recent trends require the inclusion of future climate projections into the methods & models used to assess risks. In this free, public webinar, Dr. Lyubchich will discuss how this step has important implications for building codes, pricing agricultural and home insurance.

Watershed Moments: Katie Fallon, Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia

November 4, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Katie Fallon, Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc, will present "Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Watershed Moments Community Learning Series.