Research and education on campus
and within the Arboretum and Botanical Garden may take many forms. Collaboration
Department of Plant Science
and Landscape Architecture has furthered the
development and application of ground-penetrating
used to non-invasively assess the health and structural
integrity of tree trunks, limbs and roots.
Collaboration with Chesapeake Natives on introducing
and utilizing Maryland native plants on our urban campus has produced lovely
native gardens which serve as genetic repositories for
threatened populations from which seed has been collected and plants nurtured in
the Research Greenhouses.
research along Campus Creek continues to inspire additional Low Impact
Development (LID) projects across campus to manage storm water and protect the
Anacostia watershed and the Chesapeake Bay. Green roof installations on
Cumberland Hall and the Adele H. Stamp Student Union may become the first of
many such sustainable projects.