Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Stephanie Lansing receives ConE Jr Faculty Award
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • 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 Sep 02 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Worshop

Wed Sep 02 @02:00PM -

Decadal Variability & Predictability Webinar Series

Wed Sep 16 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Worshop

Wed Sep 16 @02:00PM -

Decadal Variability & Predictability Webinar Series

Wed Sep 30 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Worshop

Wed Sep 30 @02:00PM -

Decadal Variability and Predictability Webinar Series

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

George Hurtt

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

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