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Recent Press Releases

NSF awards $1 million for coastal ocean research to understand the ecology at the interface of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a team of researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to study how the nutrient plume of the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, changes over the course of the year and what those changes mean for food

Eric Davidson named Jefferson Science Fellow

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor and Appalachian Laboratory Director Eric A. Davidson, an international leader in global nitrogen cycle research, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow.

Xin Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Assistant Professor Xin Zhang a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year collaborative research program in the Chesapeake Bay region to help understand how to align improvements in sustainable nitrogen management in cro

Recent News

NSF awards $1 million for coastal ocean research to understand the ecology at the interface of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a team of researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to study how the nutrient plume of the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, changes over the course of the year and what those changes mean for food

Eric Davidson named Jefferson Science Fellow

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor and Appalachian Laboratory Director Eric A. Davidson, an international leader in global nitrogen cycle research, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow.

Xin Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Assistant Professor Xin Zhang a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year collaborative research program in the Chesapeake Bay region to help understand how to align improvements in sustainable nitrogen management in cro