Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • New Environmental Faculty from School of Architecture
  • 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

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

Fri May 02 - All Day Event

Climate Change and Food Security Symposium

Sun May 04 - All Day Event

Third International Science and policy Conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems

Tue May 06 @06:00PM -

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: Foraging and Edible Weeds

Wed May 07 @02:00PM - 05:00PM

PSLA Lecture Series

Thu May 08 @03:30PM -

AOSC Student Research Symposium

Mon May 12 - All Day Event

Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Sun May 18 - All Day Event

Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting: Bringing Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change

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

George Hurtt

Professor Hurtt received his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1997. From 1998-2010, Dr. Hurtt worked at the University of New Hampshire in the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space and Department of Natural Resources, finally becoming Chair of the Natural Resources and Earth System Science Ph.D. Program, UNH's largest doctoral program, and Director the Complex Systems Research Center, UNH's main center focused on Earth System Science. In 2010, Dr. Hurtt joined the University of Maryland Department of Geography as Professor & Research Director, and in 2011 he was named Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute. In 2012, he became Associate Director of Research Innovations at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Dr. Hurtt is involved in multiple collaborative research projects including the North American Carbon Program, NASA’s Vegetation Structure Working Group, NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, and DOE’s Integrated Earth S

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