A collaborative project to identify ways to improve sustainability of nitrogen management in food, water, and energy systems in China and the United States has received funding from the United States and China’s National Science Foundation.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Associate Professor Lora Harris and Ph.D. candidate Christina Goethel have been named Fulbright Scholars for 2021-2022. Harris will use her award to work in Finland on questions of estuarine ecology, and Goethel will use her award to support post-doctoral research and teaching in Iceland.
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) launches its first professional certificate program in Environmental Management for Sustainability on the edX online education platform on February 15.
The US Geological Survey and IAN have collaborated to release a fact sheet visualizing and quantifying trends and drivers in nutrients throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The fact sheet will help higher-level managers and policy makers understand the complex science of water-quality restoration, and inform efforts to have nutrient-reduction practices in place by 2025.
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.