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.
Brown Bag event explores energy and water sustainability November 20, 2015 With an increasing problem of energy and water over-consumption, around 15 University of Maryland students and faculty shared their research on sustainability at the Council on the
UMD Professor Addresses House Subcommittees on Space and Environment November 18, 2015 Antonio Busalacchi, University of Maryland professor of atmospheric and oceanic science, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space and Subcommittee on
UMDConE November 20, 2015 Carbon & Climate Telecon https://t.co/YvTBzmrhI3 via @YouTube 4 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE November 18, 2015 RT @UMDscience: #UMD profs testified @HouseScience hearing on pub-priv partnerships for Earth #science data https://t.co/aPr82mEcTG https:/… 6 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
UMD, NASA Study Suggests Carbon Content of Temperate Forests Overestimated November 24, 2015 Digital measurements of millions of trees indicate that previous studies likely overestimate the amount of carbon stored by temperate U.S. forests.
UMD Faculty Helps Develop Method to Encourage Worldwide Wetlands Restoration November 24, 2015 New methodology to incentivize funding streams for coastal wetland restoration projects.
UMD Bioscience Day Brings Together Researchers, Venture Capitalists & Entrepreneurs November 24, 2015 Event offered researchers the opportunity to present their innovations and explain why they matter to the world.
UMD Study Explains Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Unintended Pregnancy November 23, 2015 Study provides evidence in support of culturally-tailored public health interventions targeted to groups of women that may be younger, unmarried, lower-income, less-educated, non-U.S. born, or
Carbon content of temperate forests overestimated, study suggests November 24, 2015 Digital measurements of millions of trees indicate that previous studies likely overestimate the amount of carbon stored by temperate US forests, according to a new study.
Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth's interior November 24, 2015 Earth's deep interior transport system explains volcanic island lava complexities, report scientists. Studies of rocks found on certain volcanic islands, known as ocean island basalts, have