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Researchers find declining nitrogen availability in a nitrogen rich world

April 15, 2022
New evidence indicates that the world is now experiencing a dual trajectory in nitrogen availability with many areas experiencing a hockey-stick shaped decline in the availability of nitrogen. In a new review paper in the journal Science, researchers have described the causes for these declines and the consequences on how ecosystems function.

David Nelson Chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2022

March 1, 2022
David Nelson, Professor and Director, Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, has been chosen to participate in the Leadership Maryland professional development program as a member of the Class of 2022.

Emily Cohen awarded NSF CAREER Award to study migrating birds as communities

February 14, 2022
Assistant Professor Emily Cohen has received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to lead a five-year research program to help understand the processes that influence the formation of bird communities during spring and fall migration.

John Piasecki wins university staff award

December 9, 2021
John Piasecki, Appalachian Laboratory Facilities Manager, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Staff Excellence Award.

Researchers release first-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

September 15, 2021
For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well.

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