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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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Recent Press Releases

UMCES graduate students earn prestigious 2022 Knauss Fellowship

Three University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the 2022 John A.

Measuring nitrogen to improve its management

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.

Monitoring Buoy to Help Research Marine Mammals off Atlantic Coast

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 A

Recent News

UMCES graduate students earn prestigious 2022 Knauss Fellowship

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.

Nelson and Fitzpatrick Selected as New Leadership Team at Appalachian Laboratory

President Peter Goodwin of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has appointed Dr. David Nelson as the next Director of the Appalachian Laboratory. Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick has been named as the Laboratory’s first Associate Director for Research.

Visit Horn Point Laboratory Hatchery Virtually

We are disappointed the Horn Point Laboratory remains closed to visitors through the summer. Join Oyster Hatchery Manager, Stephanie Alexander, for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the largest oyster hatchery on the Eastern seaboard.