Next Generation: Wenfei Ni

January 9, 2020
"My research focuses on the impacts of regional climate change and watershed nutrient management on Chesapeake Bay dead zones. With the state-of-the-art numerical model, I make projections of Chesapeake Bay oxygen depletion condition in the mid-21st century."

Marine life, fisheries increasingly threatened as the ocean loses oxygen

December 16, 2019
Scientists from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory warn that the loss of oxygen from the world’s ocean is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems.

Warming climate will impact dead zones in Chesapeake Bay

December 16, 2019
Researchers including Ming Li and Wenfei Ni factored in local impacts of climate change to make projections of what the oxygen content of the Chesapeake Bay will look like in the future.

School’s Out

December 11, 2019
By: Enid C. Muñoz Ruiz Our last Environment and Society class was structured differently than normal. This was the second lecture where everyone was required to attend class in person. I was thrilled to visit the MEES lecture halls with all of their unique artifacts that I’d heard about from other students. Instead of our awe-inspiring instructors, Michael Paolisso, Bill Dennison and Suzi Spitzer, teaching us, we gave them a break by lecturing in their place.

Improving our understanding of greenhouse gases consumed and produced in soils

December 10, 2019
With soils contributing almost one quarter of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, researchers expanded the DAMM model to better understand microsite soil production and consumption of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide.