William A. Shorter Jr. joins UMCES Board of Visitors

November 10, 2022
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has appointed William A. Shorter Jr. to its Board of Visitors. UMCES is research and graduate university that provides sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepares future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) Consortium workshop held to review stakeholder inputs from eight countries

November 9, 2022
The Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) Consortium, a transdisciplinary and transnational partnership funded by the Belmont Forum, held their Second Consortium Meeting in October 2022. During this two-day event, partner organizations from around the world came together to share the results of their respective workshops series with their regional stakeholders.

Next Generation: Marshall Grossman

October 27, 2022
My research focus is ecological forecasting Vibrio vulnificus, and Vibrio cholerae, two organisms that are the leading causes of foodborne illness when consuming raw or undercooked seafood, within the Chesapeake Bay. This research gives insight into what shellfish aquaculture might expect for future shellfish harvests, the economic viability, and how harvest seasons might be affected, as well as the future state of the current locations where aquaculture is practiced.

Innovative incubator to jumpstart efforts to control harmful algal blooms

October 24, 2022
UMCES has been awarded a $7.5 million grant from NOAA to lead an innovative US Harmful Algal Bloom Control Technology Incubator to advance innovative ways to control harmful algal blooms that are impacting the health of people and marine ecosystems, as well as regional economies.

Oceanographer Mike Sieracki joins UMCES as Horn Point Laboratory Director

October 24, 2022
Mike Sieracki has been selected as the new director of UMCES' Horn Point Laboratory, taking the helm from Mike Roman, who is stepping down after 20 years to continue his ocean research as a faculty member.