Next Generation: Tan Zou on nutrient management in food production

April 27, 2022
Tan Zou's research focuses on quantifying nutrient budgets (nutrient use, production, and loss) in food production and consumption systems, and identifying gaps in that nutrient management.

Alumni Q&A: Dr. Deborah Bronk MEES ‘92

April 26, 2022
Dr. Deborah Bronk is president and CEO of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science in Maine. She has conducted more than 50 research cruises and field studies in freshwater and marine environments that stretch from pole to pole during her three decades of experience as an oceanographer. In December 2020, she was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and recognized for her substantial research advances on the marine nitrogen cycle and for leadership in the ocean science research community.

Opening young minds to career possibilities in marine science

April 26, 2022
Ten students from the Horn Point Lab visited South Dorchester High School to share their stories of how they came to pursue a career in marine science. Talking with science classes in grades 9-12, HPL students shared their wide array of scientific interests and how they hope to have a positive impact with their careers.

Researchers find declining nitrogen availability in a nitrogen rich world

April 15, 2022
New evidence indicates that the world is now experiencing a dual trajectory in nitrogen availability with many areas experiencing a hockey-stick shaped decline in the availability of nitrogen. In a new review paper in the journal Science, researchers have described the causes for these declines and the consequences on how ecosystems function.

U.S. Wind & UMCES launch offshore wind research partnership

March 31, 2022
Baltimore-based US Wind, Inc. announced $11 million in funding over eight years to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science for three research projects aimed at understanding the potential effects of offshore wind development on marine mammals, fish, and birds.