Tuesday, October 13, 2015

  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus Brown Bag
  • Stephanie Lansing receives ConE Jr Faculty Award
  • Powering the 21st Century: the Promise of Sustainable Energy
  • Heritage Lectures: Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on Heritage with Joe Watkins
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Environmental Justice and Health Lecture April 21
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • The Changing Climate and Health

Upcoming Events

Wed Oct 14 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Worshop

Wed Oct 14 @04:00PM -

Environmental Science and technology Seminar

Thu Oct 15 @03:00PM - 06:15PM

AOSC Departmental Seminar

Fri Oct 16 @12:00PM -

AOSC Brown Bag Talk

Fri Oct 16 @03:00PM -

Department of Geology Colloquium

Tue Oct 20 @11:00AM -

A Two-Way Road: Integrating Science & Community Engagement to Protect Water Quality & Build Resiliency in a Rural Mountain Environment

Wed Oct 21 @02:00PM -

Decadal Variability and Predictability Webinar Series

Wed Oct 21 @04:00PM -

Environmental Science and Technology Seminar

Thu Oct 22 @03:00PM - 06:15PM

AOSC Departmental Seminar

Fri Oct 23 @12:00PM -

Atmospheric Chemistry Brown Bag Talk

Mon Oct 26 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

ConE Early Career Exchange Brown Bag

Tue Oct 27 @11:00AM -

Impacts of Agricultural Decision Making & Adaptive Management on Food Security in Africa

Wed Oct 28 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Worshop

Wed Oct 28 @04:00PM -

Environmental Science and Technology Seminar

Thu Oct 29 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

Research Seminar Series: William Regli, Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office (DSO), DARPA

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

Maureen Cropper

Maureen Cropper is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.

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