William C. Dennison

Vice President for Science Applications
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Dr. Bill Dennison is a Professor of Marine Science and Vice President for Science Applications at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). Dr. Dennison’s primary mission within UMCES is to coordinate the Integration and Application Network. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is one of two research and service institutions in the 13-institution University System of Maryland. UMCES is comprised of three laboratories distributed across the watershed of Chesapeake Bay within Maryland: Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Solomons and Horn Point Laboratory on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay near Cambridge as well as Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park, Maryland. UMCES also operates an Annapolis Liaison Office.

Bill Dennison rejoined UMCES in 2002 following a ten year stint at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He originally started at UMCES (then the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Science) in 1987 as a Postdoctorate/Research Assistant Professor based at Horn Point Laboratory. In Australia, Bill developed an active Marine Botany group at the University of Queensland with strong links to the Healthy Waterways Campaign for Moreton Bay. Bill obtained his academic training from Western Michigan University (B.A., Biology & Environmental Science), the University of Alaska (M.S., Biological Oceanography), The University of Chicago (Ph.D., Biology), and State University of New York at Stony Brook at Stony Brook (Postdoc, Coastal Marine Scholar).

LOICZ supports Kids University (Kinder Uni) in Backnang, Germany


Nancy Rabalais

Dr. Nancy Rabalais, LOICZ SSC member and Vice-Chair will receive Ruth Patrick Award June 8-13, 2008


Professor Laurence Mee

Professor Laurence Mee , LOICZ SSC Member and Leader of Topic 1 (Linking Social and Ecological Systems in the Coastal Zone) will become the new director of SAMS, one of the oldest marine science organisations in the world. SAMS is a collaborative centre of the UK Natural Environment Research Council.

Human/Nature Interaction in the Anthropocene


Annual Conference of the German Society for Human Ecology May 29th to 31st, 2008 in Sommerhausen am Main, Germany DGH conference is sponsored by LOICZ

Science and management of estuaries and coasts. An event note of our corresponding Member Gerardo M. E. Perillo

Ecsa 44

The Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) and the Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (IADO) announce the ECSA 44 Symposium: Science and management of estuaries and coasts: