By Joshua Rhodes Parsons
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Christine Regalla has been awarded the Geological Society of America’s 2016 Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award.
From the Geological Society of America: “Christine A. Regalla, Boston University, is recognized for the impact of her Ph.D. research in the geosciences. Regalla’s innovative and comprehensive analysis of upper plate deformation, forearc subsidence, and plate kinematics in northeastern Japan challenges the current paradigm for ‘tectonic erosion’ along convergent margins” (source).
The Doris M. Curtis Award “is made to a woman who has impacted the field of the geosciences in a major way.” Curtis served as GSA’s 103rd and first female President (source).
To learn more about Assistant Professor Regalla’s work, check out her profile page.
The paper “Gathering plants and fungi along the urban-rural gradient: Uncovering differences in the attitudes and practices among urban, suburban, and rural landowners” can be accessed here.
To learn more about Assistant Professor Short Gianotti’s work, check out her profile page here.
Ducan FitzGerald, Bruce Anderson, Zoe Hughes participate in Boston Research Advisory Group and have their finding featured in Boston Globe
Earth & Environment Professors Duncan FitzGerald and Bruce Anderson and E&E postdoctoral associate Zoe Hughes took part in the writing of a report title Climate Ready Boston that was featured in a news article in the Boston Globe.
The report is the product of work done by the Boston Research Advisory Group that was established in 2015 to develop a consensus on the possible climate changes and sea-level rise that the city of Boston will face during the next century. Anderson, FitzGerald, and Hughes are all part of the advisory group team.
The Boston Globe article “Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought” can be read here.
The full Climate Ready Boston report can be downloaded and read by clicking on this link.
The paper “Bottom sediment affect Sonneratia mangrove forests in the prograding Mekong delta, Vietnam” was published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science and can be read here.
The paper “Dynamics of a fringe mangrove forest detected by Landsat images in the Mekong river delta, Vietnam” was published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and can be read here.
Nardin is first author on both publications; he is a postdoctoral associate working primarily with Professor Fagherazzi. To learn more about Professor Fagherazzi’s work, check out his profile page.
To learn more about Professor Woodcock’s work, check out his profile page.
A paper titled “Satellite-observed changes in terrestrial vegetation growth trends across the Asia-Pacific region associated with land cover and climate from 1982 to 2011” was recently published in the International Journal of Digital Earth by Chen et al. Prof. Ranga B. Myneni is a coauthor of this paper.
Prof. Myneni’s web site is http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/.
Ms. Yan Yang, a PhD student has published a paper titled “Abiotic Controls on Macroscale Variations of Humid Tropical Forest Height” in the peer-refereed journal Remote Sensing. The paper describes her PhD dissertation research.
The paper can be downloaded from http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/publications/publications-2016/
Her first reader is Prof. Ranga B. Myneni.
A new Boston Globe article by David Abel title “Legislation may force utilities to fix gas leaks quicker” features research done by Earth & Environment PhD candidate Margaret Hendrick and her advisor Professor Nathan Phillips.
The article highlights the revelation in Hendrick’s research that “found little difference between the dangers of so-called Grade 1 leaks, which utilities are obliged to fix immediately, and Grade 3 leaks which they consider nonhazardous” (“Legislation,” para 3). The article directly links Hendrick’s work to new legislation that will require utility companies to repair Grade 3 leaks.
Hendrick is also quoted in the article. To read the complete article, click here.
To learn more about the work being done by Hendrick and Phillips check out Phillips’s profile page.
Mr. Sungho Choi, a final year PhD student won the prestigious NASA post-doctoral fellowship tenable at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. Mr. Choi will defend his dissertation later this year. His research is focused on modeling tree heights and biomass using principles of allometric scaling and resource limitations theory. His first reader is Prof. Ranga B. Myneni.
The article is based off Kaufmann’s recent study titled “Lower electricity prices and greenhouse gas emissions due to rooftop solar: empirical results for Massachusetts” that was published in the journal Energy Policy; the full text of the study can be read online here.
To learn more about Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile here.
The paper, “Quantifying the influences of spectral resolution on uncertainty in leaf trait estimates through a Bayesian approach to RTM inversion,” is first authored by Shiklomanov and coauthored by Associate Professor Michael Dietze and former Earth & Environment postdoc Toni Viskari.
The paper can be accessed at this link.
Shiklomanov is advised by Prof. Michael Dietze. To learn more about their work, check out Prof. Dietze’s lab page.