Press Releases

Laura Lapham awarded for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship

May 30, 2019
Laura Lapham, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, was awarded the second annual Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award by graduate students.

Matt Fitzpatrick honored with President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science

May 30, 2019
President Peter Goodwin has awarded the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)’s annual President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science to Matthew Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor at UMCES’ Appalachian Laboratory, for his outstanding work helping the public understand the impact of climate change.

UMCES graduates next generation of environmental science leaders

May 23, 2019
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s sixth annual Commencement ceremony was held on May 23 at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Southern Maryland and featured Commencement speaker Professor Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center.

Chesapeake Bay health score decreased last year due to extreme rainfall

May 21, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay score decreased in 2018, but maintained a C grade, according to the 2018 Chesapeake Bay Report Card issued today. This was due to extremely high precipitation over the year. Despite extreme rainfall last year, the overall trend indicates that Chesapeake Bay health is improving over time.

Re-creation of historic research cruise will aid understanding of Indian Ocean and changing climate

May 13, 2019
Biological oceanographer Raleigh Hood joins a 32-day ocean expedition to reveal the effects of climate change on the physics, chemistry, and biology of the waters of the southeast Indian Ocean.