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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is a leading research and educational institution working to understand and manage the world’s resources. From a network of laboratories spanning from the Allegheny Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, UMCES scientists provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. 

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Recent Press Releases

Maryland Green Registry Award recognizes UMCES' leadership in sustainability

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Sustainability and Facilities teams have won the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award for 2018.

Summer dead zones in Chesapeake Bay breaking up earlier

A new study shows that dead zones in the lower Chesapeake Bay are beginning to break up earlier in the fall, which may be an indication that efforts to reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay are beginning to make an impact.

Science and community unite to provide healthy protein to underserved

Today, United Way of Central Maryland, McCormick’s Flavor for Life® program, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and JJ McDonnell joined together to announce the FISH Project, a collaboration between these local organizations that will positively impact the health of the cent

Recent Press

Climate Change Threatens the Terrapin;

WYPR's On the Record
August 13, 2018

Best Ever Oxygen Levels in Chesapeake Bay

The Fishing Wire
August 13, 2018

The Earth Ablaze

New York Times
August 8, 2018

Recent News

Go Fish! Campers Discover the Chesapeake’s Bounty with Help from CBL Students

UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory graduate students volunteered their time this summer to help 45 children in the Greenwell Foundation Fishing Camp learn about fisheries science in the Chesapeake Bay.

AL Student Kelly Pearce Accepts Faculty Position with Allegheny College

Kelly Pearce, Ph.D. student at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), will soon join the faculty of Allegheny College, a national liberal arts college in Meadville, PA.

Earth Ablaze: AL Professor Mark Cochrane co-author of recent NYT Opinion

AL Professor Mark Cochrane and his co-authors discuss growing threat of increasingly intense and widespread wildfires in a recent New York Times Opinion.