Monday, November 24, 2014

  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • 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
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Wed Nov 26 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

Thu Nov 27 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

Fri Nov 28 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

Wed Dec 03 @09:00AM - 02:30PM

Washington Post and UMD AGNR Forum: Feeding the Future

Wed Dec 03 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: Rianna Murray

Wed Dec 03 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

The Anacostia River, Recreation, and Health: Is there an Association Between Limited-Contact Recreation and Adverse Health Outcomes?

Wed Dec 03 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: The Effectiveness of Resident‐Based Mosquito Control through Changes in Knowledge and Behavior along a Socioeconomic Gradient

Fri Dec 05 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Sat Dec 06 @09:00AM - 04:00PM

Symposium on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities in Maryland and Washington, DC

Sun Dec 07 @09:00AM - 04:00PM

Symposium on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities in Maryland and Washington, DC

Wed Dec 10 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Semianr: Assessing wetland restoration success using vegetation characteristics

Thu Dec 11 - All Day Event

International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics: From the Summit to the Sea

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

Gerrit Knaap

Gerrit Jan-Knaap is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland. Knaap earned his B.S. from Willamette University, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and received his post-doctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in economics. Knaap’s research interests include the economics and politics of land use planning, the efficacy of economic development instruments, and the impacts of environmental policy. On these subjects, Knaap has published over 50 articles in peer-refereed journals. He received the Chester Rapkin award for the best paper published in Volume 10 of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, with Greg Lindsey he received the 1998 best of ACSP award, and in 2006 he received the Outstanding Planner Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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