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.

AL Faculty Offer Invasive Species Management Course

January 17, 2022
In the fall of 2021, Appalachian Laboratory faculty members Katia Engelhardt and Emily Cohen led a new Issue Study Group course on Invasive Species Management in Maryland. The class explored how invasive species ecology and research informs on-the-ground management across Maryland from the mountains to the sea.  

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.

Xin Zhang promoted to associate professor

August 30, 2021
Dr. Xin Zhang has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.