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IMET summer internship program aims to increase diversity in marine sciences

September 10, 2020
Over the past 19 summers, more than 220 students from across the country have had the chance to work with some of the world’s leading scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET). Through the IMET Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, students who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds in marine and environmental science have the opportunity to conduct their own research projects.

Rapid expansion of industrial farming in U.S. contributes to increased pollution, harmful algal blooms

September 10, 2020
A recent paper by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science phytoplankton ecologist Pat Glibert sheds light on the impacts of both crop and animal industrial farming in the United States on nutrient pollution.

Coastal pollution is causing significant increase in dead zones in oceans around the world

August 31, 2020
A new study by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor Emeritus Tom Malone and Professor Alice Newton of the University of Algarve spotlights the current global occurrence of "dead zones" within the coastal ocean, where eutrophication has caused significant oxygen depletion resulting in mass mortalities of marine animals.

Collaborative program by UMCES and ShoreRivers expands environmental education on the Eastern Shore

August 31, 2020
ShoreRivers partnered with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) to create a five-day professional development summer workshop for 14 teachers, ranging from third grade through high school, from across the Eastern Shore, the start of a yearlong experience aimed at growing environmental education.

USM Board of Regents honors Monica Gellene and Amy Griffin with Staff Awards

August 4, 2020
Two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science staff members have received the University System of Maryland’s prestigious 2019-2020 USM Board of Regents Staff Award.



Virtual HPL Seminar: Dr Ming Li (UMCES-HPL)

September 23, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Ming Li, UMD Center for Environmental Science-Horn Point Laboratory, will be presenting, "Fighting surging seas in a changing climate: Defending coastlines at all costs or strategic retreat to high ground?" via Zoom.

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Loren Albert, WVU

September 24, 2020 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. Loren Albert, West Virginia University, will present, "Drivers of forest photosynthesis from leaves to ecosystems," on Thursday, September 24, at 3:30pm via Zoom.

Virtual HPL Seminar: Dr. Nicoletta Leonardi (University of Liverpool)

October 7, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Leonardi, University of Liverpool, will be presenting “Coastal resilience, lessons from UK and USA case studies” via Zoom.