Short Biography

Who am I


Dr. Margaret Palmer

National Socio-Environmental

Synthesis Center

Department of Entomology
University of Maryland

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

phone 410.919.4810

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In the News:

September 2015: Dr. Palmer interviewed about new Clean Water Rule

May 2015: Dr. Palmer quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about the importance of protecting small streams

May 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Jake Hosen on a successful PhD defense and best wishes at his postdoctoral position at Yale!

March 2014: New article in the journal Science: "Why Should We Care about Temporary Waterways?".

February 2014: Dr. Palmer profiled in the journal Science.

March 2012: Dr. Palmer is featured in two articles about a recent trip to North Korea. Science Magazine. New York Times.

September 2011: NSF Grant Launches the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (Sesync Website).


See Dr. Palmer's appearance on the Colbert Report:

News Archives.

Research in the Palmer Lab:

The broad objective of Dr. Palmer's research is to understand what controls stream ecosystem structure and function. She specifically focuses on restoration ecology and how land use, hydrology and geomorphology influence the health of running-water ecosystems.  Read more