College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Chesapeake Bay

UMD and The Nature Conservancy Launch a New Storytelling Tool to Explain the Science of Saltwater Intrusion on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

sea level rise
The value of disseminating sound science through storytelling and data visualization to the public, stakeholders, and policy makers is becoming increasingly apparent. With this exact goal in mind, a UMD student launched an online Story Map, showing how some of the oldest farms in our country right...

UMD Assistant Professor Awarded $1.1 Million to Mitigate Rising Sea-level and Saltwater Intrusion Threatening Coastal Farm Viability and Bay Health

water in corn field
Dr. Kate Tully of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture was recently awarded $1.1 million by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for her research on sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Saltwater intrusion reduces soil quality,...

UMD Researcher Develops Innovative Water Treatment System to Clean and Sustain the Port of Baltimore

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is serving the state and partnering with the Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration (MDOT MPA) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) of the U.S. Department of Transportation to pilot innovative sustainable technology with the...

Alternative Break Students Work to Save the Bay

While many University of Maryland spring breakers were vacationing in hot sunshine and warm ocean waters, 13 students, five from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, camped along the Phillip Merrill Environmental Center’s private Annapolis beach sleeping in tents, cooking on camp...

Setting Sustainability Standards for the Chesapeake Bay

When it comes to sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay, good intentions don’t always lead to effective outcomes. Now a team of University of Maryland Extension (UME) experts are helping to ensure certain practices meant to protect the Bay will actually deliver results like pollution reduction by...

Sustainable Tuesdays Lecture: Saving the Chesapeake Bay: The Role of the Maryland Grazers Network

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
1123 Jull Hall
Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays are part of the campus-wide Sustainable Tuesdays lecture series, co-sponsored by the Institute of Applied Agriculture, the School of Architecture, and the Office of Sustainability. Please visit the link for the full schedule for Spring 2015.

Biking for the Bay

(This article appears in the July 2013 edition of Chesapeake Quarterly, a magazine published by Maryland Sea Grant. Click here to read the full story.) THE SCIENTISTS LEFT CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND on their bikes on a steamy summer morning. Their destination was Washington, D.C., nearly 185 miles away...

Engaging Communities for a Cleaner Bay

Researchers from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) have been awarded a competitive grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an innovative proposal designed to help communities tackle stormwater and reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay...

AREC Professors Grade the Bay

AREC Professors Lori Lynch and Doug Lipton joined Professor Tony Busalacchi (Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science) and show host Don Kettl (Dean, School of Public Policy) for a discussion of the Chesapeake Bay on the University’s newest production entitled Research Matters. The program brings...
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