Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • University joins UNFCCC
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • UMD AOSC Doctoral Student Wins 2nd Place in Environmental Essay Contest
  • Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • Dr. Eugenia Kalnay appointed to UN Panel
  • 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

Mon Apr 21 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

ESSIC Seminar: Reprocessed, Bias Corrected CMORPH Global High-Resolution Precipitation Estimates: A 16-Year Record from 1998

Tue Apr 22 @12:30PM -

SESYNC Seminar: Dr. Bill Burnside

Tue Apr 22 @06:00PM -

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: Farmers Markets and Federal Nutrition Programs

Wed Apr 23 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Workshop

Wed Apr 23 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

Plant Sciences Lecture Series

Wed Apr 23 @04:00PM -

ENST Seminar: Novel Approaches to Urban Stream Restoration Design and Low Impact Development in Washington, D.C.

Thu Apr 24 @03:30PM - 04:30PM

AOSC Seminar: Dr. Isaac Moradi

Fri Apr 25 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

Climate and the seasonality of respiratory infections: a conundrum across latitudes

Fri Apr 25 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Seminar: "Hyporheic-zone biogeochemical processing: applying knowledge of microscale controls to biogeochemical budgets for large river basins"

Mon Apr 28 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

ESSIC Seminar: Making Science Go Viral (the right way)

Tue Apr 29 @12:30PM -

SESYNC Seminar: Dr. Thomas Dietz

Tue Apr 29 @06:00PM -

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: “Certified Humane” Labeling

Wed Apr 30 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

PSLA Lecture Series

Thu May 01 @03:30AM -

Geography Seminar: Understanding inundation dynamics of forested wetlands and their hydrologic connection to downstream water using the Landsat Historic Records and Long-Term Flow Monitoring Data

Thu May 01 @03:30PM - 04:30PM

AOSC Seminar: Nuclear Famine: The Threat to Humanity From Nuclear Weapons

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.

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