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Environmental intelligence for a changing world

February 27, 2020
In February, President Peter Goodwin shared highlights of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s long-term commitments on behalf of Maryland to members of General Assembly House and Senate committees as part of budget testimony.

Broodstock: The Unsung Heroes of an Oyster Hatchery

February 26, 2020
Broodstock is defined as a group of mature individuals used in aquaculture for breeding purposes. At the HPL oyster hatchery it means mature adult male and female oysters, which have been placed in floats and plunked into the cool waters of the laboratory’s tidal basin every fall. And there they sleep, until they are brought up to the hatchery beginning in January to begin the new season.

Next Generation: Chelsea Wegner on Shrinking Sea Ice

February 19, 2020
"My research is looking for signatures of ice algae contributions throughout the Bering and Chukchi Sea using unique sea ice biomarkers. I am measuring these biomarkers in sediments, benthic organism tissues, and in the diets of top Arctic predators, like the Pacific walrus, to serve as an indicator of sea ice loss impacting the structure of the Pacific Arctic food web."

Appalachian Laboratory to host event on wildfires

February 7, 2020
Dr. Deborah Landau, Conservation Ecologist with Maryland/DC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and Appalachian Laboratory fire ecologist Dr. Mark Cochrane will present "Wildfire in Appalachia: Fire history of the Central Appalachians and implications of a changing climate to our forests' health" as part of the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series.

Next Generation: Lauren Jonas on where nutrients are hiding in coral reefs

February 4, 2020
Lauren Jonas researches nutrients that support life on coral reefs to help us understand nutrient cycles in these biodiverse ecosystems.

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