President Peter Goodwin reflects on UMCES

September 18, 2023
After a 40-year career in science and higher education culminating in leading Maryland’s university for the environment, UMCES President Peter Goodwin retires at the end of September.

Annie Stark named 2023 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award Winner

August 28, 2023
In honor of outstanding contributions to environmental education in western Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory has named Annie Stark as recipient of the 2023 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award. Stark received the award at a special ceremony at the Appalachian Laboratory on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory receives transformative gift to study contaminated waterways

August 8, 2023
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) announces a $1 million gift from Brian Hochheimer and Marjorie Wax to establish the Anthropogenic Changes in Estuarine Systems (ACES) Initiative, a five-year project to study chemicals in waterways that could be having harmful impacts on environmental and human health.

DeSimone selected for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

August 3, 2023
Dr. Joely DeSimone was recently selected for a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology to begin in June 2024 under the mentorship of Dr. Emily Cohen at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES).

Citizen Science Meets Horn Point Lab Science

August 3, 2023
Professor Emeritus, Tom Fisher, is advising Queen Anne's County residents David Rockland and Sarah Dutton to better understand if the restoration practices they have implemented on their land are providing environmental benefits, primarily improving water quality. Fisher walked David and Sarah’s property with them, identifying best sites to implement their monitoring program and helped them set up a water testing program through UMCES’ labs.