Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Stephanie Lansing receives ConE Jr Faculty Award
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Environmental Justice and Health Lecture April 21
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • The Changing Climate and Health

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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...


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Featured Council Members

William Bowerman


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.

Latest Information

Professor Anand Patwardhan Delivered Keynote Address at 4th ANCT Workshop: Climate Change and Urban Environment August 20, 2015 On July 16, University of Maryland School of Public Policy Professor Anand Patwardhan had the honor of delivering a keynote address to the 4th Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology…
1,800 Years of Global Ocean Cooling Halted by Global Warming August 18, 2015 Comprehensive analysis of ocean surface temperature data shows a cooling trend preceding the Industrial Revolution Prior to the advent of human-caused global warming in the 19th century,…
UMDConE August 28, 2015 RT @sesync: Livestream of Distinguished Scholar Workshop in Ecology starts Monday 8/31 @ 9:30 am EDT http://t.co/yiW92CVB9l #ImmerseSESYNC … 3 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE August 27, 2015 UMD receives Sierra Magazine Special Achievement Award | UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland: http://t.co/JXNTNTmeFv 5 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE August 25, 2015 View SESYNC's live streamed lectures on ecology workshops August 31 and September 1 http://t.co/XYmgkKUgx7 6 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMD Study Links Climate Policy to Extinction Trends September 01, 2015 New research explores how climate change policies may reduce extinctions through their impact on how land is used.
University of Maryland Implements New Campus-Wide Addressing System August 31, 2015 Locatable street address have been assigned to all UMD-owned properties.
UMD receives Sierra Magazine Special Achievement Award August 26, 2015 UMD finishes first in Big Ten ranking and is recognized for excellence in waste reduction efforts.
UMD Curates Interactive Exhibits, Fun for All Ages at 2015 Maryland State Fair August 25, 2015 UMD’s College of Agriculture & Natural Resources gears up for the Maryland State Fair with live birthing center, food and farm education, dairy herd exhibits, 4-H demonstrations and more.
Heat and acid could squeeze trout out of southern Appalachian streams September 01, 2015 A newly published research study that combines effects of warming temperatures from climate change with stream acidity projects average losses of around 10 percent of stream habitat for…
Orangutan females prefer cheek-padded males September 01, 2015 Unlike most mammals, mature male orangutans exhibit different facial characteristics: some develop large 'cheek pads' on their faces; other males do not. A team of researchers studied the…