Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • UMD's Alcaniz publishes in Cambridge Press
  • UNFCCC COP-22
  • UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M
  • Waters Edge wins National Academy of Sciences Award
  • Tipping the Balance
  • SESYNC Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research Projects
  • Busalacchi elected NAE member
  • Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

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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

James A. Carton


Dr. Carton’s current research interests focus on interannual to decadal climate variability. In particular he has done a number of studies focused on the tropical Atlantic sector. He is also actively pursuing data assimilation methodologies to combine historical observations of ocean circulation with knowledge of the equations of motion to better represent past changes in the heat, mass, and freshwater of the oceans.

Latest Information

University of Maryland climbs again in Global Science productivity rankings August 29, 2016 The Nature Index 2016 Global, a ranking from the journal Nature, ranks the University of Maryland No. 46 among the world's most productive scientific research institutions, up 8 spots from…
GEOG Research Examines the Impacts of an Increasingly Connected World August 09, 2016 Research from the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences (GEOG) is prominently featured in a new special issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology titled “Linking…
UMDConE August 30, 2016 The Daily Record: Can't stand the heat? Let's reduce our reliance on coal | UMD School of Public Health https://t.co/ZnHrDJFFXv 21 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE August 30, 2016 Lecture and Reception for Sacoby Wilson, 2016 CONE Junior Faculty award recipient | UMD School of Public Health https://t.co/CS8wuB5Sup 21 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE August 18, 2016 RT @UMDRightNow: Wood windows are cooler than glass, according to #UMD researchers https://t.co/wK91SJNUnT @ClarkSchool https://t.co/d4aW7g… 13 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMD Research Uncovers Warning Signs for Stone Age Population Collapse August 31, 2016 Findings demonstrate relationship between behavior, innovation and population shifts.
UMD Researchers Study Brain Circuits and Social Interactions in Children with Autism August 29, 2016 Psychology faculty awarded $2.6 million to study brain pathways associated with social interactions in autism.
Use it or Lose it: UMD Study Shows Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow August 29, 2016 Research led by the UMD School of Public Health examined cerebral blood flow in healthy, physically fit older adults before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise.
DOE Awards $1.25M to UMERC Researchers to Develop Safer, Better Batteries August 25, 2016 The Department of Energy funds UMD research on safer, better lithium-ion battery technology as part of a $57 million investment to improve vehicle efficiency.
People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years August 30, 2016 Human occupation is usually associated with deteriorated landscapes, but new research shows that 13,000 years of repeated occupation by British Columbia's coastal First Nations has had the…
Environmental DNA uncovers biodiversity in rivers August 30, 2016 Researchers have used 'environmental DNA' to determine the biodiversity of a river. Previously, this involved collecting and identifying all the organisms living in it. Using environmental DNA,…