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Late-season Arctic research cruise reveals unseasonably warm ocean temperatures and active ecosystem

November 11, 2020
Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska for nearly 30 years, collecting information about the biological diversity of the watery world under the sea ice to understand how marine ecosystems are responding to environmental changes.

U.S. coral reefs’ health assessed for the first time on a national scale

November 10, 2020
Coral reefs in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans received a “fair” score in the first-ever condition status report for U.S. coral reefs released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) today. 4

Next Generation: Shannon Hood on controlling biofouling in aquaculture

November 3, 2020
My research focuses on advancing the oyster aquaculture industry through improved production practices that can streamline the efficiency of these operations. My primary research focus is on using exposure to air to control biofouling on cultured oysters

Maryland loses pioneering Chesapeake Bay scientist Michael Kemp

October 27, 2020
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Professor Emeritus Michael Kemp, a pioneering ecosystems ecologist and world leader in conducting research on the ecology of estuaries, has passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Juli Brush Receives 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award

October 26, 2020
“Juli consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment and dedication to University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, has a positive impact on her work environment, is flexible and demonstrates cooperation and collaboration among her peers while carrying out her job duties.” Curtis Henry, Associate Director HPL, and Juli’s supervisor Get to know Horn Point Laboratory's, Julianna Brush, 2020 UMCES Staff Excellence Award recipient.

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