Respected oceanographer and passionate science advocate Tom Malone passes away

February 26, 2024
UMCES mourns the death of an iconic scientist, leader, colleague and friend, Tom Malone. He was an Emeritus Professor following a distinguished career in biological oceanography, holding various regional, national and international leadership positions throughout his career.

Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm named president of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

February 20, 2024
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm the next president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). Miralles-Wilhelm is currently professor and dean of the College of Science at George Mason University. He will be the seventh president in UMCES' nearly 100-year history.

New research effort will consolidate tools to manage salt contamination of fresh water supplies

February 15, 2024
Project supported by an award from the NSF Convergence Accelerator.

Novel biomanufacturing process will capture carbon and bolster human health

February 12, 2024
The team's custom-built microalgae bioreactor (left) with top view (right), and creators Scott Hunsicker (left) and Greg Silsbe (right), forms an important component of the new biomanufacturing system being constructed for the Convergence Accelerator project. Credit: Elizabeth North.

Circumvent the hungry herbivores to restore ecosystems

November 29, 2023
Plant-eating snails, for example, overwhelm marsh plants as this ecosystem tries to regrow after significant drought and grazing. Photo credit: Brian Silliman, Duke University.