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Expertise AreasClimate Change

The University of Maryland is a global leader in the study of climate change, with faculty experts working across disciplines to understand the intersections of ecosystems, energy, human health and sustainable development and their collective environmental impact.

Areas of Expertise in Climate Change: ecosystems, environmentalism, data collection, energy, human health, sustainable development

This page highlights several of our faculty with expertise in this area. To find additional faculty experts on this topic, contact the Office of University Communications at

    Climate Change related content

    Climate Change Experts

    Tatiana Laboda

    Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences

    College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    Robert C. Orr

    Professor and Dean

    School of Public Policy

    Anand Patwardhan


    School of Public Policy

    Rosina Bierbaum

    Research Professor; Roy F. Westin Chair in Natural Economics

    School of Public Policy

    Russell Dickerson


    College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

    Ross Salawitch


    College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

    Ellen Williams

    Distinguished University Professor

    College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

    Climate Change News Releases

    UMD Announces NextGen Energy Program Private Sector Partner Finalists

    The two finalists will be asked to submit final proposals that include measures to make the decarbonization of campus heating and cooling by 2035 realizable.

    University of Maryland Accelerates Emissions-Cutting Goal

    President Pines announces university’s aims for carbon neutrality by 2025, all electric fleet by 2035

    New International Study Identifies Causes of Multidecadal Climate Changes

    UMD geologist contributes to analysis that suggests current climate models can accurately predict climate warming several decades into the future.

    Strong Growth in Carbon Emissions Expected for 2018

    UMD Geographical Sciences researchers team up with international group to issue global report.

    Gone for Good? Classifying Drivers of Global Forest Loss

    Geographical Sciences research attributes 27% of global forest loss to permanent land use change for commodity production.

    UMD Emerges as State Leader in 2018 RecycleMania Competition

    Recyclemania is an annual 8-week competition which challenges colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to collect the most recyclable materials.

    UMD Awards Funds to Support Campus Sustainability Projects

    UMD's sustainability fund provides grants to students, faculty, and staff for the implementation of projects that will improve sustainability on campus or in the local community.

    University of Maryland Named a Tree Campus USA for 10th Consecutive Year

    Arbor Day Foundation Honors University of Maryland with 2017 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

    University of Maryland Announces Energy Savings Project at IBBR Shady Grove Facility

    The new energy savings project is designed to improve the material condition of IBBR’s mechanical systems while reducing the energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the facility.

    Unsustained Geoengineering Could Have Animals ‘Running’ for Their Lives

    Scientist from SESYNC at UMD examine how a collapsed solar shield could impact the world’s biodiversity.

    North American Waterways Are Becoming Saltier and More Alkaline

    New UMD-led research highlights the need for better regulation of road salt, fertilizers and other salty compounds.

    Curbing Climate Change

    UMD study finds strong rationale for the human factor in reducing and predicting climate change.

    Climate Change in the News

    Apple Podcasts

    What is the Paris Climate Accord


    Rare ozone hole opens over Arctic — and it’s big

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