Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Postdoc Opportunities
  • UMD and NASA Goddard Open Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Chair's Welcome

Antonio Busalacchi
Antonio Busalacchi
Council Chair

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...


Featured Council Members

Margaret Palmer

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.

Latest Information

UMD Public Health Study to Inform MD Decision on “Fracking” August 19, 2014 College Park, Md. – The Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released on August 18, 2014, a report by the University of Maryland School of Public…
Mississippi River Delta Project: Finding Ways to Maximize Land and Water August 08, 2014 When it comes to policy questions regarding land use, sometimes a little science is required to evaluate the effects on the land and the costs for developers. For Dr. Melissa Kenney and…
UMDConE August 20, 2014 Ian Kraucunas on Bridging the Science-Politics Divide for Climate Change | New Security Beat via @NewSecurityBeat 2 days ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE August 20, 2014 National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?: via @YouTube 2 days ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE August 19, 2014 UMD Public Health Study to Inform MD Decision on “Fracking” | UMD School of Public Health via @AddThis 3 days ago from Twitter for Websites
UMD Maintains 13th Place among Greenest Universities August 21, 2014 The eighth annual ranking of America's greenest universities once again placed UMD among the leaders in nationwide campus sustainability. 
UMD Study to Inform Maryland Decision on "Fracking" August 19, 2014 The Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report by UMD's School of Public Health, which assesses the potential public health effects of fracking.
Light Pulses Illuminate a Rare Black Hole August 18, 2014 UMD and NASA astronomers track an intermediate-mass black hole from syncopated flares of light.
UMD Named a Top 50 LGBT-Friendly University August 15, 2014 The University of Maryland has again been recognized for its diversity and inclusion by being named to Campus Pride's 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities list.
Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano August 22, 2014 Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to research. A report reveals the success of a volunteer group set up to safeguard…
Study Identifies Challenges Faced by NYU Langone Nurses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy August 22, 2014 The post-Sandy deployment of nurses to help address patient surge in eight local hospitals and health facilities had an impact that has not been well studied since the storm. A new research…