Researchers discover how biomolecules in nature are transformed into complex organic matter

April 30, 2024
UMCES Professor, Michael Gonsior, and an international team of collaborators from Linköping University in Sweden and Helmholtz Zentrum in Germany now understand how biomolecules in nature transform to yield complex organic matter found in rivers and lakes. Their study was published April 24 in Nature.

New book takes deep dive into warming trends and extreme events in the Indian Ocean

April 26, 2024
The Indian Ocean represents one of the great frontiers in climate science and oceanography and its surrounding countries stand out globally as the region with the highest risk of natural hazards. In a new book, "The Indian Ocean and Its Role in the Global Climate System," an interdisciplinary team of experts takes a deeper dive into recent warming trends and extreme events.

Xin Zhang recognized by USM Board of Regents for outstanding research in sustainability and nutrient management in global agriculture

April 19, 2024
Xin Zhang, an associate professor at UMCES' Appalachian Lab, is the recipient of the 2024 Excellence in Scholarship or Research Award. Zhang is recognized for her highly cited research in sustainability and nutrient management, which has helped governments and nonprofits around the world respond to climate change, create water security, and improve nutrient management in agriculture.

Maryland’s university for the environment honors Senator Cardin for leadership and impact

April 19, 2024
For only the seventh time in its 100-year history, Maryland’s university for the environment has bestowed the Reginald V. Truitt Environmental Award on a noted Marylander whose dedication and achievements have resulted in the better understanding and stewardship of the environment. The award was given to U.S. Senator Ben Cardin at a special event last evening with invited guests at the William Paca House in Annapolis.

UMCES partners with Southeast Michigan watershed organizations to produce environmental report card

April 16, 2024
Five Southeast Michigan river and watershed organizations, in partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, released a suite of socio-environmental report cards. This effort integrates social, economic, and environmental data to provide a holistic view of the current state of the Clinton, Detroit, Huron, River Raisin, and Rouge rivers.