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Citizen scientist project recognized for tracking leaf changes on poplar trees

An Appalachian Laboratory project that engages citizen scientists to record observations of trees has been recognized by the White House for their efforts in collaborating with the public on climate change research. Volunteers are tracking when the leaves come out on the trees in the spring and when they begin to turn colors in the fall to help understand how climate change is affecting two poplar tree species.

New Environmental Statistics Collaborative to offer state-of-the-art research and consulting services

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) announces the establishment of the Environmental Statistics Collaborative (ESC), a new initiative that will offe

With 'biological sunscreen,' mantis shrimp see the reef in a whole different light

In an unexpected discovery, researchers from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision. Mantis shrimp's six UV photoreceptors pick up on different colors within the UV spectrum based on filters made from an ingredient other animals depend on as built-in biological sunscreen, according to research reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 3.

Graduates 2014

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science congratulates the following stellar students who received graduate degrees this spring and summer!

Chesapeake Bay health holds steady in 2013

Stormwater runoff proves to be important factor in Bay health

UMD and UMCES to award joint degree in marine and environmental science

For the first time, the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), a preeminent research institution, will award graduate degrees in marine and environmental sciences jointly with the University o

Dr. Jeffrey Cornwell honored with UMCES President's Award


Appalachian Laboratory scientists receive highest university award

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has selected two faculty members from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science—

Record one billion oyster spat added to Bay restoration effort in 2013

This has been a record year for oysters and the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.

Wildlife biologist Tom Mathews receives Johnson Award

In honor of outstanding contributions to environmental management in Western Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's