Multi-disciplinary Team of UMD Researchers Seeks to Improve Bay Health and Social Justice with Best Practices in Urban Stormwater Management
New research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will study the social and ecological components of urban decay in relation to stormwater management with implications for urban flooding, green space, and pollution in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas.
New Study Explores Marylanders’ Awareness & Engagement with Agriculture
The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology conducts the state’s first measurement of behavior and attitudes toward the farming and forestry industries.
Student Begins Research on Hemp Production as a New SURE Program Fellow
Research to examine the feasibility of industrial hemp as a new enterprise for Maryland farmers just as the new Farm Bill legalizes hemp federally.
Honey Bee Parasites Feed on Fatty Organs, Not Blood
New UMD-led research upends long-standing assumptions about the feeding habits of varroa mites, a primary threat to honey bees worldwide.
CRISPR Gene Editing Technologies
UMD receives its first-ever New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and additional USDA funding to enhance CRISPR gene editing technologies.