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Avoiding Pollution Swapping while Reducing Agricultural Runoff of Nitrogen to the Chesapeake Bay

January 9, 2019
A team of UMCES researchers are trying to figure out the best management practices for reducing runoff from farm land are featured on a episode of Maryland Farm & Harvest.

Study finds availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms

October 22, 2018
Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key nutrient for plants.

Next Generation: Stephanie Siemek

October 15, 2018
Get to know Stephanie Siemek, an Appalachian Laboratory graduate student evaluating the need for and effectiveness of vegetated buffers meant to protect our streams from groundwater and the nutrients that pollute them.

Appalachian Laboratory seeks nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award

October 8, 2018
Nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award are now open.

Appalachian Laboratory to host American chestnut event as part of Watershed Moments series

October 3, 2018
As part of the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series, the Appalachian Laboratory’s Katia Engelhardt will present on current research efforts to restore the American chestnut, and citizen scientists William O’Neill and Mary Kahl from the Citizens Restoring American Chestnuts project will share their experiences as part of a volunteer effort supporting American chestnut research. 

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