By Joshua Rhodes Parsons

BU Today highlights Environmental Studies program in Venice

September 11th, 2014 in 2014, News, Sept-14

BU Today recently featured a piece on the Venice Environmental Studies program that is linked with the Department of Earth & Environment.

The piece, “Lessons from Venice,” can be read here.

To learn more about participating in Study Abroad visit their website.

Farouk El-Baz featured in Q&A piece on scientific research in the Middle East

September 11th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Farouk El-Baz, News, Sept-14

BU’s Center for Remote Sensing Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz recently sat down with a reporter from Al-Fanar Media to discuss scientific research and the Middle East.

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.

Lucy Hutyra publish new paper in Biogeochemistry

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Lucy Hutyra, Publications, Researchers, Sept-14

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 Lucy Hutyra’s work, check out her profile page on our website, or visit her recent publication section.

Job Opportunity: Ph.D. Assistantship, Marine Biogeocehmistry and Engineering

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Grants, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Sept-14

Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler has been awarded a new NSF grant and is seeking a student worker to assist in the research.

To learn more about the job opportunity, check out our job postings page (job posted until position filled).


Wally Fulweiler grant awarded funding by NSF

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Grants, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Sept-14, Undergraduate

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.

The project’s goals are described in detail on Fulweiler’s laboratory site at this link, or more information can be found on the project on the NSF’s website.

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).

William Nardin publishes paper in Nature Geoscience

September 9th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Publications, Researchers, Sept-14, Sergio Fagherazzi

Earth & Environment Post-doctoral Associate William Nardin has recently been published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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.

Rick Murray’s comments on shark sightings quoted in multiple local sources

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, News, Rick Murray, Sept-14

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.

View the articles here and here.

To learn more about Rick Murray’s work, check out his profile page on our website.

Robert Kaufmann to be featured in Pardee House Seminar, RSVP required by Friday

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, Robert Kaufmann, Sept-14, Talks

Earth & Environment Professor Robert Kaufmann will be participating in a special Pardee House Seminar at noon next Wednesday, September 17th, at the Pardee House at 67 Bay State Road.

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 the seminar, visit the Pardee center website’s page dedicated to the event.

To learn more about Robert Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile page.

Yuri Knjazihhin awarded new NASA grant

September 5th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Grants, Juri Knjazihhin, Ranga Myneni, Sept-14

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.

Lucy Hutyra tenure talk set for Monday at noon in CAS 132

September 5th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Sept-14, Talks

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.