Adrien Finzi, Professor of Biology and Director of the PhD Program in Biogeoscience comments on the results of a new, long-term study examining the effects of elevated CO2 on grassland productivity.
Congratulations to Professor Nathan Phillips, named a Faculty Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
Biogeosciences professors Lucy Hutyra and Pamela Templer were recently featured in a BU Today piece covering the recent NSF CAREER awards each received.
The recent recipient of a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship for outstanding achievement in ocean sciences, Biogeoscience professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler studies the tidal flats on the northern Massachusetts coast. See the recent article in BU Arts & Sciences.
Biogeosciences Professor Wally Fulweiler has been awarded a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship – one of this year’s 126 recipients. The two-year fellowships are given to young academic scholars who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their respective fields of science, mathematics, economics, and computer science. This year, the fellowships were expanded to include ocean sciences with each winner receiving $50,000. For further information about Professor Fulweiler’s award, see the BU Today article and the Sloan Foundation Press Release.
The research of Biogeosciences Professor Pamela Templer was recently highlighted in an excellent piece on BU Today – http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/sense-of-snow/
Congratulations to Professor Alan Strahler (Geography & Environment) who was recently awarded the 2011 William T. Pecora Award, “presented annually to individuals or groups that make outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. The award is sponsored jointly by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).”
Further information about Professor Strahler’s award can be found at Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing and from the NASA Press Release. Information about the Pecora Award can be found here, and Professor Strahler’s Official Citation can be viewed here.
Congratulations to Professor Lucy Hutyra (Geography & Environment) who was recently awarded a prestigious NSF Career Award for her project titled: “Assessing urban influences on ecosystem processes.”
Congratulations to Professor Pamela Templer (Biology) who was recently awarded a prestigious NSF Career Award for her project titled: “Role of Plant Nutrient Uptake in Forest Nutrient Retention and Carbon Sequestration: an Integrated Research, Teaching and Outreach Program.”
We’re very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Research and Travel Awards in Biogeoscience. A committee of four biogeoscience faculty reviewed the proposals, all of which were very good. If you didn’t get funded this year, please try again next year!
Research Award in Biogeoscience ($500 each)
- Andrew Reinmann, Department of Biology, Coupled response of above- and belowground carbon fluxes in a temperate deciduous forest to reduced winter snow pack
- Elise Heiss, Department of Earth Sciences, Examining the Effect of Nitrogen Loading and pH on Water Column Nitrification
- Preeti Rao, Department of Geography & Environment, Spatial patterns of N-deposition along an urbanization gradient in Boston
Travel Award in Biogeoscience ($500)
- Kenneth Takagi, Department of Earth Sciences, 2011 Fall AGU Meeting, Is there a role for calcium oxalate in the terrestrial calcium budget? Using Ca isotopes to constrain sources of streamwater Ca following clear-cutting of a New England watershed
Please join us in congratulating these students for outstanding work!