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Hidden Health Hazards – Combating the crisis of our food and water Featuring Emma Rosi

Host Bonnie Erbé takes an in-depth look at the crisis of antibiotic resistance in food production as well as products in our waterways. Find out why experts are concerned and the steps we can all take in combating this threat. Dr. Everly Macario of the Pew Charitable Trusts SuperMoms Against Superbugs, Dr. Lance B. Price […]

The Ecologists Turning Vacant lots Into Labs

From The Atlantic Feb 8, 2018 On a frigid day in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Harlem Park, Chris Swan parks his pickup on a block where vacant lots outnumber houses. On the tailgate, he organizes envelopes of native wildflower seeds….read more

Baltimore Ecosystem Study partners with Baltimore City Public Schools

$1.2 million NSF award will integrate local data into chemistry curriculum Through a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools to transform the way that chemistry is taught in the city’s high schools. Read more…

Bug Hunt

What’s the link between poverty, disinvestment, and mosquitoes? Every July, for four years running, Shannon LaDeau inspected nine ceramic toilets sitting idly in a vacant lot behind a building, near a block of abandoned lots and houses on the edge of the West Baltimore neighborhood of Franklin Square. No, she is not weird. This was […]

Renewal and Diversity

Dear BES Community, As we begin 2017, we are grateful for the opportunity to clarify our research outlook. We are hard at work developing a new conceptual model, research questions, hypothesis and experimental plan for the 2018 Renewal Proposal. At the January Quarterly meeting, we had some great input from our Hydrology, Biodiversity and Social […]

Keeping up in BES

This year, I will focus here on activities related to the preparation of our renewal proposal for the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. We anticipate the proposal will be due in early 2010. But there are many important and interesting things going on in BES besides our planning for the renewal. One of them is the launch […]