Current grants being worked on by Biogeoscience faculty and researchers:

  • Using MODIS to Monitor Dynamics in Land Cover and Phenology at Seasonal to Decadal Time Scales, Mark Friedl, Principal Investigator, Curtis Woodcock, Robert Wolfe, and Bin Tan, Co-Investigators, $588,725 for period 1/1/11-12/31/13, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Towards and Land Cover Climate Data Record from VIIRS, Mark Friedl, Principal Investigator, Curtis Woodcock, Co-Investigator; $628,995 for period 5/1/11-4/30/14, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Collaborative Research: Continental-scale monitoring, modeling and forecasting of phenological responses to climate change; Mark Friedl, BU Principal Investigator; Andrew Richardson Project principal investigator; Steve Folking, Robert Pless, Co-Investigators. Boston University Budget $268,034 for period 5/1/11-4/30/14. National Science Foundation
  • Crops, Climate, Canals, and the Cryosphere in Asia – Changing Water Resources Around the Earth’s Third Pole, Steve Frolking, Principal Investigator, Mark Friedl, Richard Lammers, Dominik Wisser, Karen Fisher-Vanden, Ian Sue-Wing, Co-Investigators, Boston University budget $224,014 for the period 10/1/10 – 9/30/13. National Science Foundation
  • Data-model fusion and forecasting 21st-Century environmental change in northeastern North America, Aaron Ellison, Principal Investigator, Andrew Richardson, Mark Friedl and Nsalambi Nkongolo, Co-Investigators, $420,000 for period 12/1/10-11/30/13. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Effects of winter climate Change on growing season sap flow and carbon exchange in the northern hardwood forest; Pamela Templer Principal Investigator; Nathan Phillips and Mark Friedl, Co-investigators; $131,391 for period 9/1/09-8/31/012, Northeastern States Research Cooperative
  • Functional Data Modeling of Climate-Ecosystem Dynamics, Surajit Ray, Principal Investigator, Mark Friedl, Co-Principal Investigator, $350,000 for period 09/01/09-8/31/12.  National Science foundation
  • Metabolism of Boston: Developing an integrated research strategy for long-term analysis of the Boston Region.  Nathan Phillips and Lucy Hutyra Co-principal Investigators; Mark Friedl, Robert Kaufmann and Suchi Gopal, Co-investigators. $300,000 for period 9/1/09/-8/31/10.  National Science Foundation
  • “MRI: Development of a Dual-Wavelength, Ground-Based, Echidna® Lidar (DWEL) for Structural Characterization and Virtual Reconstruction of Forest Canopies,” NSF, Alan H. Strahler, Principal Investigator; S. Chakrabarti, T. Cook, C. Woodcock, C. Schaaf, Co-Investigators; D. L. B. Jupp, D. Culvenor, P. Jung, Senior Personnel; $1,662,384 (includes $498,716 in BU cost sharing), 10/15/09–8/31/13