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Press Room

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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UMCES Annual Report 2019

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Recent Press Releases

Researchers release first-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well.

Maryland artist and scientist team up to visualize Chesapeake Bay

This fall, visitors to the Inner Harbor will be able to view life in the Chesapeake Bay in a new way. On October 9, 2021 from 1-4 pm, water itself will tell the story of life under the Chesapeake Bay in an augmented reality (AR) project called “Under the Bay.”

Lora Harris awarded Elkins Professorship

Dr. Lora Harris, an associate professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has been awarded the Wilson H. Elkins Endowed Professorship for 2021-2022 by the University System of Maryland.

Recent News

Researchers release first-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well.

New Partnership Formed to Advance Regenerative and Sustainable Agriculture

UMCES, Horn Point Lab and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have created a new partnership to build collaborative projects towards regenerative and sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Summer Intern Davonte Douglas connects environmental science and social justice

Howard University undergrad, Davonte Douglas interned this summer at Horn Point Laboratory, constructing living breakwaters to help with shoreline protection and habitat for marine species.