Press Releases

Emily Cohen awarded NSF CAREER Award to study migrating birds as communities

February 14, 2022
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Assistant Professor Emily Cohen a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year research program to help understand the processes that influence the formation of bird communities during spring and fall migration.

Growing oxygen deficient zones absorb carbon into the deep ocean

February 9, 2022
Scientists have discovered that parts of the ocean with no oxygen are more efficient at absorbing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a key part of the Earth’s carbon cycle.

Maryland releases first-of-its kind Coastal Adaptation Report Card

January 21, 2022
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) releases the first-of-its-kind Maryland Coastal Adaptation Report Card that gives a snapshot of the current adaptation status in Maryland’s coastal counties and establishes a framework for measuring future progress.

Maryland scientists crack blue crab’s genetic code

October 8, 2021
Researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor have published the first full reference genome sequence for the blue crab. This means that for the first time we have a complete picture of all of the DNA that makes up Maryland’s favorite crustacean. This information is important to science research and will contribute to a healthy crab fishery.

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.