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Hungry planet requires more efficient use of nitrogen

November 23, 2015
The global population is expected to increase by two to three billion people by 2050, a projection raising serious concerns about sustainable development, biodiversity and food security. Given the world’s growing food demands, nitrogen fertilizer use is likely to increase. Using too much fertilizer, however, will lead to increased pollution of waterways and the air.

Next Generation: Andy Gougherty

September 21, 2015
"Climate change is going to have a variety of effects on the environment—some changes more intuitive than others. Intra-specific variation is likely to play an important role in how a species is able to cope with climate change over the long term."

Migratory patterns of Eastern golden eagle population revealed

August 12, 2015
Eastern North America is home to a small population of Golden Eagles, but despite their vulnerability to habitat loss and other threats, little information has been available on the patterns of their annual migration. Unitl now. Researchers have been able to trace the eagles’ movements through isotopes in their feathers to identify their breeding and wintering areas.

Study looks at best way to bring healthy streams back after development

August 3, 2015
Ecologist Robert Hilderbrand and his research team at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory are examining the abilities of different stream restoration techniques to better improve the ecological side of stream restorations in urban watersheds.

Appalachian Laboratory Open House brings hands-on science to the community

May 5, 2015
The Appalachian Laboratory hosted an Open House on May 2 that introduced the community to UMCES scientists and offered a chance to do hands-on science experiments to learn about the environment in western Maryland.

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