Press Releases

Julianna Brush to receive 2021 USM Regents’ Staff Award

July 30, 2021
Julianna Brush, Contract and Grant Specialist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory, has been selected to receive the 2021 University System of Maryland (USM) Regents’ Staff Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Institution.

UMCES graduate students earn prestigious 2022 Knauss Fellowship

July 27, 2021
Three University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program sponsored by Sea Grant and NOAA. Ana Sosa, Amber Fandel and Ben Frey will be placed in a government organization at a position in either the executive or legislative branches of government on coastal and marine science policy for one year.

Measuring nitrogen to improve its management

July 15, 2021
A new paper* published in Nature Food offers the first comprehensive comparison of the most advanced international efforts to measure how nitrogen is managed in agriculture. Zhang et al synthesize results from nearly thirty researchers from ten different research groups across the world, including universities, private sector fertilizer associations, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Monitoring Buoy to Help Research Marine Mammals off Atlantic Coast

July 7, 2021
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have launched an ocean buoy that monitors and provides daily reports of whales detected off Maryland’s Atlantic coast. 

What brings dolphins to the Chesapeake Bay?

July 1, 2021
A recent study released by UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory used sighting reports from our citizen-science Chesapeake DolphinWatch app and acoustic data to track dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay in an effort to understand their seasonal movements. Understanding the movement of this charismatic, protected marine mammal can help aid in conservation and management efforts for the species in the Bay, a body of water with high levels of marine traffic, planned construction, and military activity.