It is with real pleasure that I welcome you to the Council of the Environment of the University of Maryland. Our University has tremendous breadth and depth in environmental and earth system science and, as a land grant university, is committed to bringing those resources to support the work of local communities and government, and to promote economic development in the State. Our strengths spread across a wide spectrum of academic fields such as anthropology, agriculture, architecture, climate and earth science, ecology, economics, energy, engineering for sustainable infrastructure, public health, public policy, sociology, and transportation. The Council will work to integrate this diversity of effort and to develop new opportunities. The public and private sectors in the State are also deeply engaged in environmental issues, to which they too bring great strengths. The Council will build new partnerships to connect these efforts with the University. As Chair, I am excited at the...
Dr. Margaret Palmer is Director of the National Socio‐Environmental Synthesis Center, an NSF and University of Maryland supported research center dedicated to creating synthetic, actionable science related to the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems. In addition, as a Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Entomology and at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), she oversees a large research group focused on watershed science and restoration ecology. Having worked on streams, rivers, and estuaries for over 27 years and leading scientific projects at national and international levels, she has more than 150 scientific publications and multiple ongoing collaborative research grants. She is past Director of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, serves as an editor for the journal Restoration Ecology and co‐authored the book The Foundations of Restoration Ecology.
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