Friday, October 31, 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

Fri Oct 31 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Wed Nov 05 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: Sean Downey

Wed Nov 05 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Analyzing the emergence of a complex swidden management system in the Toledo District, Belize

Fri Nov 07 - All Day Event

Green Fellowship proposals due

Fri Nov 07 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium: Patterns, sources, and impacts of timing variations and trends in seasonal transitions across the coterminous U.S.

Wed Nov 12 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Sediment denitrification in Chesapeake Bay environments: bottom sediments, natural and created wetlands and bivalve communities

Fri Nov 14 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Mon Nov 17 - All Day Event

Second International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet, One Ocean

Tue Nov 18 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

ConE Meeting

Wed Nov 19 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: David Ribes

Wed Nov 19 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Anthropos in the City: An Historical Ontology of Urban Ecology

Thu Nov 20 - All Day Event

Bioscience Day 2014

Thu Nov 20 @12:00PM - 01:30PM

CISSM Forum: "Climate Change--Changed"

Wed Nov 26 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

Thu Nov 27 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

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

Russell Brinsfield

Dr. Brinsfield has been conducting research on the effects of best management practices on nutrient transport from various agricultural cropping systems since 1984. He has been the director of the Wye Research and Education Center since 1982 and has served as executive director of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. since 1999. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy which works with private land owners to preserve farms, forest and other unique natural areas for future generations. Since 1990, the Conservancy has preserved over 40,000 acres on Maryland's Mid-Eastern Shore. Dr. Brinsfield has co-authored over 100 publications, presentations and reports including the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation national award in 1999 for best journal article of the year.

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