Category Archives: News

UMBC ICARE masters program open to applications until 1/1/2023

From our partners at UMBC: We are now accepting applications for our NSF-funded master’s degree program known as ICARE – Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in the Environment. Our main goals are increasing diversity in the environmental workforce and community-engaged research in the Baltimore Harbor and surrounding neighborhoods, habitats and watersheds. The target date for applications is […]

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Coordinator’s Corner: Fall 2022

By: Dan Filer The network had another successful year in FY22, and I’m very excited to announce some upcoming efforts here at the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Network and the host institution, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) – Appalachian Laboratory.  The biggest announcement coming from our Annual Meeting last month involved […]

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Howard University and USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) Foster Collaboration through New Internship Program

By Rhonda Schwinabart In the autumn of 2020, research scientists at the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) and Howard University faculty began a conversation on how to increase collaboration between the two institutions.  They soon discovered a matching expertise between the CASC researchers and Howard’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (ES) program and the Atmospheric […]

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NOAA Invests $7.5 Million in Harmful Algal Bloom Control Centre

The Harmful Algal Bloom Control Technology Incubator is the largest project to date facilitated through the Chesapeake Watershed CESU.  By: UMCES The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been awarded a $7.5 million grant from NOAA to lead an innovative US Harmful Algal Bloom Control Technology Incubator (US HAB-CTI) to advance innovative ways to […]

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NOFO: USFWS MENTOR-Bat, a global conservation fellowship program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Funding Opportunity – MENTOR-Bat Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: F22AS00398 Deadline for Submissions – 09 September 2022 Eligibility – public and private institutions of higher education; non-profit non-governmental organizations; multi-national secretariats; foreign national and local government agencies; for-profit organizations; individuals; and U.S. territorial governments; Project Title – MENTOR-Bat […]

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Coordinator’s Corner: Spring/Summer 2022

By Dr. Dan Filer, CHWA CESU NPS Research Coordinator  2022 is shaping up to be one of the strongest years yet for the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Network!  We are coming off the highpoint of our 2021 renewal with the launch of our brand new, five-year strategic plan.  This plan, which involved several iterations of […]

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CHWA CESU Strategic Plan

By: Katie Kline, UMCES-AL  Following last year’s renewal as the host institution for the Chesapeake Watershed (CHWA) CESU Research Network, the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES-AL) along with National Park Service (NPS) Research Coordinator, Dr. Dan Filer, developed a new strategic plan to help guide CHWA CESU priorities […]

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CHWA CESU Project Spotlight: Urban Archeology Corps

By: Katie Kline, CHWA CESU Database Manager Dr. Laurie Miroff from Binghamton University’s Public Archeology Facility (PAF) recently received funding through the Chesapeake Watershed (CHWA) CESU Research Network to lead a new project associated with the Urban Archeology Corps (UAC) program in the Hudson Valley region of New York state.  The UAC is a national […]

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Stress-Loving Plants and At-Risk Flora in Harpers Ferry

By Megan Nortrup, National Park Service  Riversides scoured by constant flooding. Thin soils on top of rock beds. Some habitats are so stressful, only a few species have adapted to them and can survive. But in adapting to these tough conditions, these specialized plants (some are “edaphic” and are restricted to certain soil conditions) don’t […]

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