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New leadership team selected at Appalachian Laboratory

July 20, 2021
President Peter Goodwin of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has appointed Dr. David Nelson as the next Director of the Appalachian Laboratory. Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick has been named as the Laboratory’s first Associate Director for Research. Both joined the Appalachian Laboratory faculty in 2009, where they now hold the rank of Professor.

Virtual visit to Horn Point Oyster Hatchery

July 19, 2021
Join Horn Point Oyster Hatchery Manager Stephanie Alexander for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the largest oyster hatchery on the Eastern seaboard.

Measuring nitrogen to improve its management

July 15, 2021
A new paper published in Nature Food offers the first comprehensive comparison of the most advanced international efforts to measure how nitrogen is managed in agriculture. Zhang et al synthesize results from nearly thirty researchers from ten different research groups across the world, including universities, private sector fertilizer associations, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Congratulations to HPL's 2021 Graduates!

July 7, 2021
Graduating from the Horn Point Laboratory - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate program is a major accomplishment. Four students from the Horn Point Lab received their Masters at the virtual graduation ceremony held May 27,2021. Read our graduates thoughts about their journey to this point and their goals as they venture forward.

Monitoring Buoy to Help Research Marine Mammals off Atlantic Coast

July 7, 2021
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have launched an ocean buoy that monitors and provides daily reports of whales detected off Maryland’s Atlantic coast.