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Recent Press Releases

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

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.

UMCES science-industry partnerships awarded for Maryland research

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.

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

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.

Recent Press

A Buried Stream Runs Under It

Chesapeake Quarterly
October 15, 2018

The Air Fix

Chesapeake Quarterly
October 15, 2018

A Grass Grows in the Bay

Chesapeake Quarterly
October 15, 2018

A Forest’s Story

Chesapeake Quarterly
October 15, 2018

Horn Point Lab open house set for Oct. 13

My Eastern Shore MD
October 12, 2018

Recent News

Appalachian Laboratory seeks nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award

Nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award are now open.

Appalachian Laboratory to host American chestnut event as part of Watershed Moments series

As part of the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series, the Appalachian Laboratory’s Katia Engelhardt will present on current research efforts to restore the American chestnut, and citizen scientists William O’Neill and Mary Kahl from the Citizens Restoring American Chestnuts project will share

Next Generation: Daniela Tizabi

Graduate student Daniela Tizabi's research focuses on marine natural products and drug discovery. She is studying the microbial community associated with a giant barrel sponge from the Caribbean, looking for compounds produced by these bacteria with anti-tubercular properties.