Meet UMCES Interim President Bill Dennison

October 16, 2023
A professor of marine science and expert in science communication, Bill Dennison steps in as Interim President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science after serving as Vice President for Science Application since 2003.

Gray whales die-offs driven by food supply swings as a result of Arctic changing conditions

October 12, 2023
A long-term Arctic biological data set maintained by a University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) faculty member has been proven instrumental in determining the cause of a continuing series of die-offs of eastern Pacific gray whales.

Record number of oysters planted in Chesapeake Bay this year

October 10, 2023
More than 1.7 billion new juvenile oysters have been planted on sanctuary and public oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay this year, surpassing an ambitious 2023 planting goal and setting a new annual record. Oysters for the restoration tributaries are grown primarily at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory.

Cami Martin recognized with UMCES Staff Excellence Award

October 9, 2023
Appalachian Laboratory Coordinator Cami Martin was awarded the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Staff Excellence Award for a 20-year dedication to the university and to the success of the Appalachian Laboratory. The facility’s expert on purchasing and procurement, her duties include inventory control, managing vehicles for critical fieldwork and travel, and facilities administration.

Summit explores how ‘big data’ and collaboration can solve environmental challenges

October 5, 2023
More than 150 leaders in science, industry, government, and the nonprofit world came together to discuss how to harness the power of big data and new technologies to accelerate solutions to society's most complex environmental challenges .