Conor Gately & Mary Farina to give talks as part of Graduate Student Seminar Series

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May 1st, 2014

The Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminar Series will feature talks this week by graduate students Conor Gately and Mary Farina.

This week’s seminar will be held at 3:30 pm this Friday, May 2nd, in STO 453.

Refreshments will be served following the talks.

Conor Gately is a PhD Candidate being advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing and Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra.

Mary Farina is receiving her Masters in Geography this year and is an advisee of Professor Mark Friedl.

 

Abstracts of the talks:

“CO2, Cars and Cities: Does Driving Diminish with Density?” by Conor Gately

The talk will present recent results from the development of a new, multi-decadal, high-resolution inventory of U.S. on-road CO2 emissions. Analysis of emissions trends in urban and rural areas reveals a complex relationship between road travel, CO2 emissions, and population density. These results have implications for urban growth scenarios, as well as for policies to mitigate vehicle emissions and reduce traffic congestion in major urban areas.

“Relationships between tree rings and satellite-based canopy greenness in mixed temperate forests” by Mary Farina

This project examines links between ground-based and satellite-based measures of tree growth in the Northeast United States.  Correlations between tree ring widths, Landsat vegetation indices, and Landsat-based phenology records are investigated.