Press Releases

New study highlights importance of U.S. coastal habitats for migrating birds

October 7, 2020
A recently published research paper, led by UMCES' Emily Cohen, combines the two components of bird migration, passage (flight) and stopover (rest), into a new metric called the stopover-to-passage ratio.

Rapid expansion of industrial farming in U.S. contributes to increased pollution, harmful algal blooms

September 10, 2020
A recent paper by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science phytoplankton ecologist Pat Glibert sheds light on the impacts of both crop and animal industrial farming in the United States on nutrient pollution.

Collaborative program by UMCES and ShoreRivers expands environmental education on the Eastern Shore

August 31, 2020
– ShoreRivers partnered with UMCES' Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) to create a five-day professional development summer workshop for 14 teachers, ranging from third grade through high school, from across the Eastern Shore, the start of a yearlong experience aimed at growing environmental education.

USM Board of Regents honors Monica Gellene and Amy Griffin with Staff Awards

August 3, 2020
Two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science staff members have received the University System of Maryland’s prestigious 2019-2020 USM Board of Regents Staff Award.

Review of how fish hear could lead to better understanding of how fish are affected by sound disturbances in the ocean

July 30, 2020
A new literature review published by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science scientists is the first of its kind to bring together a broad pool of studies of thousands of species of fish to help understand how fish hear. The review evaluated over 100 scientific studies and confirmed that fish with more complex swim bladders were able to hear a wider range of sound frequencies.

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