News Archive

April 11, 2017 “This work is not merely an updated version of a previous edition; instead, it is a substantially re-envisioned and expanded work from its decade-old namesake” – reviewer J. Cummings, Washington State Univ

Palmer to give Plenary American Society of Limnology & Oceanography 2017 Annual Meeting Honolulu, Hawaii

November 1, 2016 Foundations of Restoration Ecology, Second Edition published. Edited by Margaret A. Palmer, SESYNC Director and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, Joy B. Zedler, and Donald A. Falk.

October 16, 2016 WOUB OHIO Public Radio, Palmer interviewed on innovative environmental monitoring.

October 13, 2016 SESYNC funding renewed.

October 3, 2016 Palmer receives Sustainability Science Award from ESA.

May 31, 2016 Palmer on Eight Institutional Practices to Support Interdisciplinary Research.

March 3, 2016 Yale Environmental Review author Yuqoin Peng on article by Palmer and JB Ruhl What does ecology 'restoration' mean?

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). August 2009: Palmer gives plenary talks in Australia and South Africa: Professor and Director, Margaret Palmer is traveling to Australia and then to South Africa to give research presentations at the 10th International Ecology Meetings in Brisbane, AU and at the DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference in Cape Town, SA. She is presenting aspects of her work on restoration of freshwater ecosystem services and how this intersects with the effects of climate change on freshwater biodiversity. Portions of Palmer’s presentation at the Australia conference also appeared in Science Magazine. Her current work focuses on the need to shift restoration to a processed-based science that restores ecological functions since multiple studies have recently shown that a habitat-focus is inadequate.

June 2009: Palmer testifies before U.S. Senate: On June 25, 2009 Palmer testified before the Senate to summarize the peer-reviewed science on relationship between mountain top mining with valley fills and impairment of downstream waters in Appalachia. Palmer’s testimony is archived on the Senate Public Works committee website.

March 28 2007: Environmental Spring Cleaning on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU (NPR).

October 2006: Science Article regarding Hetch Hetchy Dam Removal in Yosemite Park.

September 2006: Urban Stream Restoration Articles in the Baltimore Sun.

November 2005: What's Up Annapolis: Restoring Rivers.

October 2005: The Hartford Courant: America's Rivers at Risk: Climate Change and Runoff.

October 2005: The Hartford Courant: America's Rivers at Risk: Climate Change in the sub-Artic.

October 2005: The Hartford Courant: America's Rivers at Risk: Water Wars.

September 2005: Earth & Sky radio series, Special Report: Human World. An interview with Dr. Palmer.

May 2005: Annapolis Capital Editorial on stream restoration.

May 2005: Annapolis Capital news story on stream restoration.

2004: Palmer Viewpoint on Ecological Futures.

August 2004: River Restoration in the Science news.

2003: An Ecologist on the Anacostia, an article in the Chesapeake Quarterly.