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Appalachian Laboratory honors Evergreen Founder Janice Keene

In honor of outstanding contributions to environmental management in Western Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory has selected Janice Keene, president of the Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation, as recipient of its 2015 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award. Since 2008, Ms. Keene has led the Evergreen Heritage Center in Frostburg, a public charity dedicated to providing experiential learning opportunities for children and adults while teaching them to be good stewards of the environment.

Professor Tom Miller receives highest university award for public service

When Professor Tom Miller first arrived at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s historic Chesapeake Biological Laboratory 20 years ago, he knew little about blue crabs.

More food, low pollution effort gains traction

Nitrogen fertilizers make it possible to feed more people in the world than ever before. However, too much of it can also harm the environment. Professor Eric Davidson, director of the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, has been leading a group of scientists, economists, social scientists, and agriculture experts in figuring out how to produce more food while lowering pollution at the same time. He calls it a “Mo Fo Lo Po”: more food, low pollution.

New tech transfer projects could advance aquaculture with smarter feed, turn algae to biofuel

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program has ap

Celebrating 90 years of innovation

Now through 2015, the University of Maryland

Dr. Jacqueline Grebmeier awarded IASC Medal

Dr. Jaqueline Grebmeier has seen the impact of climate change on the Arctic first-hand. This year, she is being honored for 30-year career working to understand how Arctic marine ecosystems respond to environmental changes.

Research professor and a biological oceanographer at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Grebmeier has been recognized for exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), an international scientific organization that supports leading-edge research through coordination by 22 member countries with Arctic research programs.

Dr. Russell Hill elected to American Academy of Microbiology


Mysterious microbes hold big possibilities for Sloan Research Fellow Alyson Santoro

Archaea are a mysterious bunch. Once thought to live only in extreme environments, they are now known to be among the most abundant organisms on the planet.

Bacteria in marine sponges harvest phosphorus for the reef community

Did you ever wonder why the water is so clear around coral reefs? Scientists have known for years that sponges can filter water and gather nutrients from the ocean, making it appear crystal clear.

UMCES Scientists to Study Water Quality Consequences of Susquehanna River Sediments and Nutrients

A team of scientists at University of Maryland Center for Environme