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Scientists look to ancient past to better predict how species may respond to climate change

April 15, 2013
Matt Fitzpatrick of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory, along with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California-Merced, have received a three-year, $670,000 award from the National Science Foundation to study how plants and animals responded to changes in climate during the ice age to better predict what we can expect in the near future.

Appalachian Laboratory hosts public lecture on shale gas and alternative fuel sources

April 2, 2013
The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science presents a free public lecture, The Energy Sustainability Dilemma: Powering the Future in a Finite World, by geoscientist and Canadian unconventional natural gas expert David Hughes.

Prairie dogs disperse when all close kin have disappeared

March 7, 2013
Prairie dogs pull up stakes and look for a new place to live when all their close kin have disappeared from their home territory--a striking pattern of dispersal that has not been observed for any other species. This is according to a new study published in Science by behavioral ecologist John Hoogland, Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory.

Appalachian Laboratory seeks Marylanders to participate in American chestnut restoration project

March 1, 2013
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory and the American Chestnut Foundation are working with western Maryland residents to "crack the code" to re-establish American chestnut trees.

Appalachian Laboratory team receives NSF grant to predict how trees will adapt to rapid climate change

January 24, 2013
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has joined partners from state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions and advocacy groups to kickoff Maryland’s Reclaim the Bay public awareness effort.

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