Press Releases

Climate change in focus in online community learning series

September 23, 2021
Leading experts will be featured in an online series on climate change and its impacts this fall. The free, online webinars run from 7- 8 p.m. each Tuesday beginning September 28.

Researchers release first-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

September 15, 2021
For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well.

Maryland artist and scientist team up to visualize Chesapeake Bay

September 9, 2021
This fall, visitors to the Inner Harbor will be able to view life in the Chesapeake Bay in a new way. On October 9, 2021 from 1-4 pm, water itself will tell the story of life under the Chesapeake Bay in an augmented reality (AR) project called “Under the Bay.”

Lora Harris awarded Elkins Professorship

August 27, 2021
Dr. Lora Harris, an associate professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has been awarded the Wilson H. Elkins Endowed Professorship for 2021-2022 by the University System of Maryland.

Female and young walruses depend on disappearing Arctic sea ice for food sources

August 17, 2021
A new study shows that disappearing sea ice is a significant element of the food web supporting female walruses and their dependent young in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea. Researchers were able to trace biomarkers that are unique to algae growing within sea ice to connect marine mammals with a food source that is rapidly diminishing in the face of climate change.

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