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...
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
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
DataBay Challenge: Using Data to Save the Chesapeake Bay September 03, 2014 While some headed to the beach during the first weekend of August, eighty policy makers, scientists, activists and students put their heads together for the first DataBay Challenge at the
UMDConE September 18, 2014 Ecosystems of U.S. Cities Show "Urban Evolution" Patterns | UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland: http://t.co/L4abGbFjlR 20 hours ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE September 16, 2014 NASA Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic | NASA http://t.co/Woj5CfaGX3 2 days ago from Twitter for Websites
UMD Alumna Awarded 2014 "Genius Grant" September 18, 2014 The MacArthur Foundation has named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, including University of Maryland alumna Pamela O. Long, a historian of science and technology.
Tigers, Pandas & People: A Recipe for Conservation Insights September 18, 2014 A new UMD study shows that we can better understand how nature and humans are interlinked by comparing apples to oranges. Or, more accurately, tigers to pandas.
University of Maryland Extension Celebrates 100th Anniversary September 18, 2014 For 100 years, the UMD Extension has been charged with the responsibility of delivering practical, research-based information to the citizens of Maryland to help improve every aspect of their lives.
New Research Unveils Population Patterns of U.S. Immigrants from Mexico September 17, 2014 UMD and CIDE researchers uncover new phenomenon: U.S. immigrants from Mexico come disproportionately from areas with less-educated populations.
Unique waste cleanup for rural areas developed September 18, 2014 A unique method has been developed to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas. The first microbe-powered, self-sustaining wastewater treatment system could
Tree rings used to determine history of geological features, arroyos September 18, 2014 A new study uses tree rings to document arroyo evolution along the lower Rio Puerco and Chaco Wash in northern New Mexico, USA. By determining burial dates in tree rings from salt cedar and