By Joshua Rhodes Parsons
The author gathers El-Baz’s thoughts on a variety of subjects ranging from agriculture, water, and current scientific breakthroughs in the article aptly titled “A Conversation with Farouk El-Baz: Finding Water in the Desert.”
To read the article, click here.
To learn more about the Center for Remote Sensing and Dr. El-Baz’s work, visit the Center’s website.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra along with former members of the department, former graduate student Preeti Rao and former Post-doctoral Associate Steve Raciti, and Biology Associate Professor Pam Templer have published a new article in the journal Biogeochemistry.
The article, “Atmospheric nitrogen inputs and losses along an urbanization gradient from Boston to Harvard Forest, MA,” is first authored by Rao and was published in the 121st volume of the journal.
The article can be read online here.
To learn more about the job opportunity, check out our job postings page (job posted until position filled).
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler has just received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a new grant.
Fulweiler is PI on the grant titled “Collaborative Research: Development of an In Situ Porewater Sampler Coupled to an Underwater Mass Spectrometer for High-Resolution Biogenic Gas Measurements in Permeable Sediment.” Fulweiler is working in collaboration with colleague at SRI and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
To assist with the project, Fulweiler is also seeking a student researcher; to learn more about the research opportunity, contact Associate Professor Fulweiler or check out the job description on our job postings page (posted until job filled).
Nardin’s article, “Optimum vegetation height and density for inorganic sedimentation in deltaic marshes,” was published online this past August. The full text is available here.
Nardin works with Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi.
To learn more about Nardin’s work, check out his profile page.
Earth & Environment Professor Rick Murray‘s recent comments regarding the shark sightings that have occurred in and around the Cape Cod Bay have been published in multiple local news sources.
In the articles, Murray discusses the correlation between seal populations and shark sightings.
To learn more about Rick Murray’s work, check out his profile page on our website.
The seminar is on “The Future of Urban Housing: Enhancing Energy Efficiency” and will feature Kaufmann and Mechanical Engineer Associate Professor Michael Gevelber and will be moderated by Pardee Senior Research Associate Enrique R. Silva.
Limited seating is available and RSVP is required by this Friday, September 12th. Lunch will also be served at the event beginning at 11:30.
To learn more about Robert Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile page.
Earth & Environment Professor Yuri Knjazihhin was awarded a new NASA Grant titled “Earth System Data Records of Global Vegetation Index, Fraction of Absorbed PAR, Leaf Area and its Sunlit Fraction from DSCOVR data” under the NASA DSCOVR Earth Science Algorithms Program.
The objective of this three year proposal is to develop Earth System Data Records of global Fraction vegetation absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR), Leaf Area Index (LAI) and its sunlit fraction (SLAI), and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) data.
A special emphasis will be given to achieving consistency and complementarity between DSCOVR EPIC and existing NASA land surface products.
Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni is co-investigator.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be giving her tenure talk this coming Monday at noon in room CAS 132.
The title of Hutyra’s talk is “Terrestrial carbon emissions & exchange: Looking across the landscape to the atmosphere.”
All members of the department are encouraged to attend and support Lucy.