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. Brinsfield has been conducting research on the effects of best management practices on nutrient transport from various agricultural cropping systems since 1984. He has been the director of the Wye Research and Education Center since 1982 and has served as executive director of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. since 1999. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy which works with private land owners to preserve farms, forest and other unique natural areas for future generations. Since 1990, the Conservancy has preserved over 40,000 acres on Maryland's Mid-Eastern Shore. Dr. Brinsfield has co-authored over 100 publications, presentations and reports including the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation national award in 1999 for best journal article of the year.
MPact Week at UMD October 23, 2014 [View the story "Mpact Week Research on the Hill " on Storify]...
An Environmental Knight Visits UMD this Fall September 10, 2014 Sir Robert Watson, renowned British atmospheric scientist, will be visiting campus this October, thanks to the Council on the Environment and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic
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UMD, NIST Announce Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science October 31, 2014 The University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology announced today the creation of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and
UMD Named Gold-Level "Bicycle Friendly University" October 31, 2014 UMD is one of only 10 schools to earn the gold level or higher designation, and the only Bicycle Friendly University in the state of Maryland.
Emerging Disease Could Wipe Out American, European Salamanders October 30, 2014 A deadly disease that is wiping out salamanders in parts of Europe will inevitably reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread, says UMD
UMD Ranked Top 100 in U.S. News Best Global Universities October 29, 2014 The University of Maryland has been ranked No. 51 in the first U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings, which recognized the top 500 institutions from nearly 50 countries.
Himalayan Viagra fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush October 30, 2014 Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders
They know the drill: Leading the league in boring through ice sheets October 30, 2014 Hollow coring drills are used to extract ice cores that can analyze the past atmosphere. Scientists have now documented carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 23,000 and 9,000 years ago,