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Maryland loses pioneering Chesapeake Bay scientist Michael Kemp

October 27, 2020
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Professor Emeritus Michael Kemp, a pioneering ecosystems ecologist and world leader in conducting research on the ecology of estuaries, has passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Juli Brush Receives 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award

October 26, 2020
“Juli consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment and dedication to University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, has a positive impact on her work environment, is flexible and demonstrates cooperation and collaboration among her peers while carrying out her job duties.” Curtis Henry, Associate Director HPL, and Juli’s supervisor Get to know Horn Point Laboratory's, Julianna Brush, 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award recipient.

Appalachian Laboratory welcomes new Ph.D. students

October 21, 2020
The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is pleased to welcome two new Ph.D. students this academic year. Jonathan Johnson has joined the laboratory of Dr. David Nelson, and Luke DeGroote has joined Dr. Emily Cohen’s laboratory.

Lisa Wainger appointed to California Delta Independent Science Board

October 14, 2020
CBL faculty, staff and students have a long tradition of serving the state and citizens of Maryland, and our nation, by serving in advisory capacities on expert boards, commissions and groups. Professor Lisa Wainger, an environmental economist, exemplifies this tradition and is congratulated on her appointment to the California Delta Independent Science Board.

Tamburri joins International Maritime Organization’s Working Group on Biofouling Management

October 8, 2020
When the United Nations formed a new Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection, they came to a small lab on Solomons Island to recruit Professor Mario Tamburri, an international expert on the role of commercial shipping in the spread of aquatic invasive species, as a founding member.



Coastal Resiliency Seminar: Adam Parris on a better coastal quality of life for NYC

November 4, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm
Adam Parris, New York City Mayor's Office of Resiliency, will be presenting "Relocation is the tree; adaptation is the forest: a better coastal quality of life ahead in New York City via Zoom.

Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series: Dr. Scott Lynn (EPA)

November 4, 2020 3:30pm
EPA's high throughput toxicity and endocrine disruptor screening programs

Coastlines and People Web Panels: Living Breakwaters in New York Harbor

November 5, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Living Breakwaters, located in Lower New Your Harbor, is an innovative hybrid coastal green-grey infrastructure project that aims to increase physical, ecological, and social resilience.

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Elsa Ordway, Harvard University

November 5, 2020 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. Elsa Ordway will present, "Tropical forests in a changing world - from agricultural expansion to climate change," as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.