Global warming leaves oceans to suffocate

January 16, 2017
“Low oxygen areas in the ocean are expanding at an alarming rate and will affect fisheries and ecosystem diversity,” said Mike Roman. “It’s essential to look at problems that will occur the next decades and to advise governments on ways to coordinate research to solve them.”

Horn Point volunteers contribute to Bay research

January 2, 2017
Horn Point celebrates a year of volunteer work. Fifteen dedicated volunteers contributed 1,200 hours to Bay research at the Horn Point Laboratory in 2016. Essential tasks included feeding sturgeon and monitoring the water quality in their tank, sorting marsh grass by species and counting attached insect larvae, organizing an insect collection, counting phytoplankton under a microscope, and growing copepods in the lab.

Scientists partner with farmers and landowners to help reduce runoff

December 29, 2016
Tom Fisher and his UMCES team are working directly with farmers and residents on the Eastern Shore to measure the impacts of best management practices like cover crops and steam buffers on water quality.

Alumni Profile: Astronaut Richard R. Arnold II

November 10, 2016
"I work with an incredible international team that plans and executes some of the most complicated things that humans do—all in the name of science and exploration."

OysterFutures project kicks off discussions about fishing and restoration

March 22, 2016
A collaborative project to develop consensus on recommendations for oyster fishing practices and restoration in the Choptank and Little Choptank Rivers started off on the right foot at a kick-off meeting February 26-27 at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, Maryland.