Monday, September 1, 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

Thu Sep 04 @03:00PM - 05:00PM

Dr. Joanna Joiner: New Satellite Measurements Related to Plant Physiological Functioning

Fri Sep 05 @09:00AM - 05:00PM

Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy (MOM) & Health Equity Festival

Sat Sep 06 @09:00AM - 05:00PM

Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy (MOM) & Health Equity Festival

Tue Sep 09 - All Day Event

2014 Crop Insurance Industry Workshop

Tue Sep 09 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Overview of Environmental Philosophy & Ethics

Wed Sep 10 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop for Society and the Environment: Philip Leifeld

Wed Sep 10 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

A Conversation about Transboundary Water Politics in Europe

Tue Sep 16 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Crisis in the Sahel: Building Evidence-Based Policies

Thu Sep 18 @01:00PM - 09:00PM

Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age

Fri Sep 19 @01:00PM - 09:00PM

Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age

Fri Sep 19 @02:30PM -

Symposium on Social Networks and the Environment

Tue Sep 23 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Waters of Destiny: The Everglades & Flood Control in the Anthropocene

Wed Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Structural Location Within An Environmental Organizational Field and Individual Concern About Climate Change

Wed Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: David Tindall

Mon Sep 29 - All Day Event

Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

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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