Saturday, November 22, 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

Sun Nov 23 @10:00AM - 04:00PM

UMD Sustainability Jam

Wed Nov 26 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

Thu Nov 27 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

Fri Nov 28 - All Day Event

Ocean Salinity Science meeting

Wed Dec 03 @09:00AM - 02:30PM

Washington Post and UMD AGNR Forum: Feeding the Future

Wed Dec 03 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: Rianna Murray

Wed Dec 03 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

The Anacostia River, Recreation, and Health: Is there an Association Between Limited-Contact Recreation and Adverse Health Outcomes?

Wed Dec 03 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: The Effectiveness of Resident‐Based Mosquito Control through Changes in Knowledge and Behavior along a Socioeconomic Gradient

Fri Dec 05 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Sat Dec 06 @09:00AM - 04:00PM

Symposium on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities in Maryland and Washington, DC

Sun Dec 07 @09:00AM - 04:00PM

Symposium on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities in Maryland and Washington, DC

Wed Dec 10 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Semianr: Assessing wetland restoration success using vegetation characteristics

Thu Dec 11 - All Day Event

International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics: From the Summit to the Sea

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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