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New book assesses changing anthropogenic pressures in the context of global climate change

January 28, 2021
HPL Professor Emeritus Tom Malone and European partners edit a new book in which, after two decades, they revisit two ecosystems, Chesapeake Bay and the Northern Adriatic, gleaning new insights to inform sustainable development of coastal environments using eco-system based approaches.

Study finds some water quality improvements in Choptank River

January 26, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay has a long history of nutrient pollution resulting in degraded water quality. However, scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory are reporting some improvements in the Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Fighting Surging Seas in a Changing Climate

December 18, 2020
It is not an uncommon sight to see flooding from storm surges and high tides in some low-lying communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. With rising tidal ranges and threats of flooding from more intense storms, coastal communities are having to face harsh realities and decide on potential solutions to encroaching seas.

Richardson joins Appalachian Laboratory faculty

December 9, 2020
Dr. Rodney Richardson, a molecular ecologist studying honey bees and other insect pollinators, has joined the faculty of the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) as an Assistant Professor.