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A globally eminent research institution advancing scientific knowledge of the environment, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science provides sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepares future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

Our scientists work across disciplines and in diverse settings—from the Appalachian Mountains to the Arctic, from fisheries to climate change—to understand and discover solutions to challenges in the Chesapeake Bay and around the world. As a trusted advisor to state and national leaders, our world-renowned faculty provide the scientific basis for policymakers and civic leaders to address pressing environmental issues in our communities and around the globe, from sustaining health crab and oyster fisheries to protecting coastal communities from sea-level rise.

We train and inspire the nation’s next generation of environmental leaders as institutions as part of the University System of Maryland’s nationally ranked graduate program in marine and estuarine science. Our graduates conduct research at major universities, manage natural resources in public agencies, and advocate for policy solutions and drive entrepreneurial innovation in the private sector.

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Amy Pelsinsky, Director of Communications
410-330-1389 / apelsinsky@umces.edu

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Chesapeake Bay Health Improves to C+ for the first time in over 20 years

Ecological, societal and economic conditions in the watershed are influenced by land use.

Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm takes helm at UMCES

UMCES welcomes its seventh president in its 100-year history, Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm. A renowned ecosystem hydrologist, he has a career of over 30 years in academic leadership, bringing together his expertise with government, private sector, and international development organizations.

Meet UMCES President Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm

Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm begins his tenure as the next president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the seventh president in the university's nearly 100-year history.