News & Events


Chesapeake Bay: Larger-than-average summer 'dead zone' forecast for 2018 after wet spring

June 18, 2018
Ecologists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Michigan are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2018, due to increased rainfall in the watershed this spring.

Overall Chesapeake Bay health improving for the first time

June 15, 2018
For the first time since the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Bay Report Card scores have been calculated, the positive trajectory that was reported in recent years is now statistically significant. This is important evidence that the positive trend in ecosystem health is real, and that efforts to improve conditions in the Bay are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2017 report card, one of the highest scores calculated. Punctuating this news is the improved A+ (95%) grade for fish populations

Summer dead zones in Chesapeake Bay breaking up earlier

June 14, 2018
A new study shows that dead zones in the lower Chesapeake Bay are beginning to break up earlier in the fall, which may be an indication that efforts to reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay are beginning to make an impact.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks Ancient Pollen on WYPR's "On the Record"

June 12, 2018
Matt Fitzpatrick, of the Appalachian Laboratory, was a recent guest on WYPR's "On the Record," where he discussed the connections between ancient pollen and environmental change.

Tiny Bubbles project introduces community college students to science

June 7, 2018
Larua Lapham was awarded one of 10 Changing the Face of STEM mentoring grants from the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program to expose the students to work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).



Horn Point Seminars ~ Katja Fennel

June 20, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Katja Fennel, from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, will give a talk titled "What could biogeochemical data assimilation do for you?" on Wednesday, June 20 at 11am in the AREL lecture hall. All are welcome.

Special Public Talk by Dr. Katja Fennel

June 20, 2018 4:30pm to 5:30pm
“Gasping for Breath: what is taking the oxygen from our coastal waters?” will be the subject of the special public talk by Dr. Katja Fennel on Wednesday, June 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library.

Horn Point Seminars ~ Matt Pluta

June 26, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Matt Pluta, of Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, will give a talk titled "ShoreRivers - Programs to protect and restore waterways on the Eastern Shore" on Tuesday, June 26 at 11am in the Coastal Science lecture hall. All are welcome.

Horn Point Seminars ~ Qian Zhang

July 5, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Qian Zhang, UMCES with the Chesapeake Bay Program, will give a talk titled "Synthesis of decadal-scale patterns of nutrient and sediment delivery from Susquehanna River to Chesapeake Bay: What have we learned from long-term monitoring records?" on Thursday, July 5, at 11am in the Coastal Science lecture hall. All are welcome.