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. Bowerman's current research is focused in two primary areas: the use of birds to indicate the health of the environment; and, impacts of Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy, a fatal disease of eagles and waterfowl. He utilizes birds at the top of the food chain to monitor the concentrations and effects of bioaccumulative compounds of concern. For over 20 years he has been working with bald eagles. He recently began working with collaborators in Sweden, Russia, Uganda, and South Africa on projects with white-tailed sea eagles, Steller's sea eagles, and African fish-eagles. He has also been collaborating with scientists in South Carolina and Georgia to determine what causes AVM and how to manage to protect eagles and waterfowl from this disease. The working group includes personnel from the South Carolina DNR, NOAA, University of South Carolina, University of Georgia, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Georgia DNR.
An Environmental Knight Visits UMD this Fall September 10, 2014 Sir Robert Watson, renowned British atmospheric scientist, will be visiting campus this October, thanks to the Council on the Environment and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic
DataBay Challenge: Using Data to Save the Chesapeake Bay September 03, 2014 While some headed to the beach during the first weekend of August, eighty policy makers, scientists, activists and students put their heads together for the first DataBay Challenge at the
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Gift Supports STEM Scholarships, Outreach Program October 20, 2014 UMD has received a five-year, $425,000 gift to support undergraduate student scholarships and an outreach program that encourages middle school students from underrepresented groups to explore
UMD iSchool Fellows to Help Solve Digital Curation Problems at NAL October 17, 2014 Brand New Collaborative Program Facilitates Strong Workforce Development
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Named at UMD October 16, 2014 Provost Mary Ann Rankin appointed Barbara Ann Gill to a newly created position, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management.
UMD Launches Entrepreneurship Specialization through Coursera October 16, 2014 The University of Maryland is launching a new specialization through Coursera titled Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business.
Built-in billboards: Male bluefin killifish signal different things with different fins October 20, 2014 They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish's social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei), each colorful fin
Untangling the biological effects of blue light October 20, 2014 Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an