News & Events


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

April 12, 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.


March 1, 2021
An Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) Partnership proposal was selected as one of 12 projects receiving more than $1.9 million in National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grants to restore forest and freshwater habitat in central Appalachia.



Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Judy Wu-Smart, UNL

April 15, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, University of NE-Lincoln, will present "The use of honey bees as bioindicators of systemic pesticide pollution concerns."

Science for Citizens: Stream Restoration Effectiveness

April 20, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dr. Solange Filoso has monitored restored streams in Maryland for over a decade. In this seminar, she will share her assessment of restoration effectiveness, and discuss the importance of monitoring data to policy and management decisions in the region.

Horn Point Laboratory Virtual Seminar Series: Ryan Hoover (Maryland Institute College of Art)

April 21, 2021 11:00am to 12:00pm
"Collaboration across disciplines and species for ecological rehabilitation" presented by Ryan Hoover, Maryland Institute College of Art