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. Bowerman's current research is focused in two primary areas: the use of birds to indicate the health of the environment; and, impacts of Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy, a fatal disease of eagles and waterfowl. He utilizes birds at the top of the food chain to monitor the concentrations and effects of bioaccumulative compounds of concern. For over 20 years he has been working with bald eagles. He recently began working with collaborators in Sweden, Russia, Uganda, and South Africa on projects with white-tailed sea eagles, Steller's sea eagles, and African fish-eagles. He has also been collaborating with scientists in South Carolina and Georgia to determine what causes AVM and how to manage to protect eagles and waterfowl from this disease. The working group includes personnel from the South Carolina DNR, NOAA, University of South Carolina, University of Georgia, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Georgia DNR.
UMD Public Health Study to Inform MD Decision on “Fracking” August 19, 2014 College Park, Md. – The Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released on August 18, 2014, a report by the University of Maryland School of Public
Mississippi River Delta Project: Finding Ways to Maximize Land and Water August 08, 2014 When it comes to policy questions regarding land use, sometimes a little science is required to evaluate the effects on the land and the costs for developers. For Dr. Melissa Kenney and
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High-Ranking United Nations Official Returns to Academia as New Dean of UMD's School of Public Policy August 27, 2014 The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Robert Orr, Ph.D., as the incoming Dean of the School of Public Policy.
UMD and Catholic Charities Join Forces to Deliver $1 Million in Free Dental Care August 26, 2014 The University of Maryland Terrapins' basketball court will transform into a mobile dental clinic with 100 dental chairs to provide $1 million of free dental care to 1,000 underserved,
UMD Maintains 13th Place among Greenest Universities August 21, 2014 The eighth annual ranking of America's greenest universities once again placed UMD among the leaders in nationwide campus sustainability.
UMD Study to Inform Maryland Decision on "Fracking" August 19, 2014 The Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report by UMD's School of Public Health, which assesses the potential public health effects of fracking.
Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley found September 02, 2014 In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstätte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx).
Scientists obtain new data on the weather 10,000 years ago from sediments at the bottom of a lake in Sierra Nevada September 02, 2014 During the early phase of the Holocene (10.000 – 6.000 years ago) the climate in the Iberian Peninsula was rather more humid than it currently is, according to new research.