Innovative incubator to jumpstart efforts to control harmful algal blooms

October 24, 2022
UMCES has been awarded a $7.5 million grant from NOAA to lead an innovative US Harmful Algal Bloom Control Technology Incubator to advance innovative ways to control harmful algal blooms that are impacting the health of people and marine ecosystems, as well as regional economies.

Oceanographer Mike Sieracki joins UMCES as Horn Point Laboratory Director

October 24, 2022
Mike Sieracki has been selected as the new director of UMCES' Horn Point Laboratory, taking the helm from Mike Roman, who is stepping down after 20 years to continue his ocean research as a faculty member.

Open House returns to the Horn Point Laboratory with largest attendance ever

October 18, 2022
Nearly 700 visitors came out to experience the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory Open House on Saturday, October 15, the most in its history. Hands-on exhibits, the oyster hatchery, a sturgeon exhibit, and cutting-edge marine equipment were all part of the experience for visitors.

First-of-its-kind database tracks agricultural phosphorus use world-wide

October 11, 2022
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have released a first-of-its-kind study quantifying cropland phosphorus budgets around the world, which will help in identifying nutrient management gaps in different regions in food production and consumption systems. This new database will help countries and regions to evaluate their performances in addressing phosphorus pollution and scarcity challenges, and guide actions towards a more sustainable future.

Next Generation: Samara Nehemiah on assessing striped bass populations

October 5, 2022
My research focuses of the development of spatial stock assessment models for Chesapeake Bay fishes. I am developing new statistical methods to estimate population abundance of striped bass.