Press Releases

NSF awards $1 million for coastal ocean research to understand the ecology at the interface of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean

April 16, 2021
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a team of researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to study how the nutrient plume of the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, changes over the course of the year and what those changes mean for food webs and nutrient cycles in the coastal Atlantic Ocean.

Eric Davidson named Jefferson Science Fellow

April 12, 2021
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor and Appalachian Laboratory Director Eric A. Davidson, an international leader in global nitrogen cycle research, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow. Beginning August 2021, he will spend a year as a science advisor to the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality in Washington, D.C.

Xin Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

April 2, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Assistant Professor Xin Zhang a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year collaborative research program in the Chesapeake Bay region to help understand how to align improvements in sustainable nitrogen management in crop and livestock production with pollution reduction in the watershed.

Effort to understand nitrogen use in U.S. and China receives joint funding from NSF

February 15, 2021
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.

Scientists awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships

February 12, 2021
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.