Explore the Chesapeake Bay with science at the Horn Point Laboratory Open House, October 10

August 6, 2015
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory invites the public to a free Open House on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located along the banks of the Choptank River on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the laboratory is renowned for its study of marine ecosystems.

Next Generation: Melanie Jackson

August 3, 2015
"I'm uncovering information that will help decision-makers determine whether oyster restoration and aquaculture can be applied as a best-management practice to remove nitrogen pollution and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay."

Alyson Santoro named Simons Early Career Investigator

June 19, 2015
Dr. Alyson Santoro, assistant professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory, is one of four scientists in the nation to be given the 2015 Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution award by the Simons Foundation.

Study shows harmful algal blooms in Chesapeake Bay are more frequent

June 1, 2015
A recent study of harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science show a marked increase in these ecosystem-disrupting events in the past 20 years that are being fed by excess nitrogen runoff from the watershed.  While algal blooms have long been of concern, this study is the first to document their increased frequency in the Bay and is a warning that more work is needed to reduce nutrient pollution entering the Bay's waters.

New tech transfer projects could lead to smarter fish feed, turn algae to biofuel

April 2, 2015
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program has approved more than a dozen collaborative technology product development projects, teaming Maryland companies with university researchers to foster tech transfer and new technologies. Three of those projects are underway at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: