Press Releases

Study finds availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms

October 22, 2018
Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key nutrient for terrestrial plants. This could affect the ability of forests to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the amount of nutrients available for the creatures that eat them.

C. Brian Duke honored by USM Board of Regents for remarkable impact on Chesapeake Biological Laboratory campus

September 21, 2018
C. Brian Duke, Facilities Manager at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, has been awarded the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Staff Award for Effectiveness and Efficiency. This is the first time that an UMCES staff member has received this prestigious system-wide award.

UMCES science-industry partnerships awarded for Maryland research

September 5, 2018
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researchers have received grants from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program to support new technology product development projects in Maryland. The projects, averaging $90,000 in value, each feature a collaboration between University System of Maryland faculty members and Maryland companies. Projects are jointly funded by both MIPS and participating companies. All funding goes to the university research.

Tracking Sargassum’s ocean path could help predict coastal inundation events

August 23, 2018
In a recent study, Horn Point graduate student Maureen Brooks and her UMCES co-authors Victoria Coles and Raleigh Hood showed that it's important to include both ocean physics and seaweed biology in ocean modeling to understand the distribution patterns of Sargassum in the world's oceans.

Maryland Green Registry Award recognizes UMCES' leadership in sustainability

June 29, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Sustainability and Facilities teams have won the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award for 2018. The award recognizes organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the implementation of sustainable practices, the demonstration of measurable results, and the continual improvement of environmental performance.

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