Study finds some water quality improvements in Choptank River

January 26, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay has a long history of nutrient pollution resulting in degraded water quality. However, scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory are reporting some improvements in the Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Next Generation: Shannon Hood on controlling biofouling in aquaculture

November 3, 2020
My research focuses on advancing the oyster aquaculture industry through improved production practices that can streamline the efficiency of these operations. My primary research focus is on using exposure to air to control biofouling on cultured oysters

Maryland loses pioneering Chesapeake Bay scientist Michael Kemp

October 27, 2020
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Professor Emeritus Michael Kemp, a pioneering ecosystems ecologist and world leader in conducting research on the ecology of estuaries, has passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Juli Brush Receives 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award

October 26, 2020
“Juli consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment and dedication to University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, has a positive impact on her work environment, is flexible and demonstrates cooperation and collaboration among her peers while carrying out her job duties.” Curtis Henry, Associate Director HPL, and Juli’s supervisor Get to know Horn Point Laboratory's, Julianna Brush, 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award recipient.

NSF-funded project looks at the influence of environmental quality on Chesapeake policy decisions

October 20, 2020
The impacts of congested roads, overdevelopment and farming practices on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay has been well-documented by researchers for decades. What is less understood is how a damaged environment shapes human responses.