By Joshua Rhodes Parsons

Cutler Cleveland and Rick Reibstein publish report on fossil fuel divestment

February 17th, 2015 in 2015, Cutler Cleveland, Faculty, Feb-15, Pub-15, Publications, Rick Reibstein

Cutler Cleveland

Cutler Cleveland

Rick Reibstein

Rick Reibstein

Earth & Environment Professor Cutler Cleveland and Lecturer Rick Reibstein have published a new report titled “The Path to Fossil Fuel Divestment for Universities: Climate Responsible Investment.”

In the report, Cleveland and Reibstein outline their argument for why universities should divest in fossil fuels. To read the executive summary to the article click here. To read the full report, click here.

To learn more about Cutler Cleveland’s work, check out his profile page.

To learn more about Rick Reibstein, check out his profile page.

Hollie Emery awarded DDIG funding from NSF

February 13th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Feb-15, Graduate students, Grants, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

Hollie Emery

Hollie Emery

Earth & Environment Ph.D. Candidate Hollie Emery has just been award funding from the National Science Foundation under their Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG) program.

With the grant, Emery will continue to work on research related to her dissertation. In her proposal to seek DDIG funding, Emery writes, “This project will expand my ongoing research into the effects of precipitation change on salt marsh greenhouse gas emissions. DDIG funding will enable me to closely examine changes in the taxonomic diversity and functional gene expression of the microbial community responsible for trace greenhouse gas production and consumption. This approach will connect ecosystem scale gas flux measurements with microbial ecology.”

R. Wally Fulweiler

R. Wally Fulweiler

Emery’s advisor E&E Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler provides more information on Emery’s project on this page of the Fulweiler lab website.

Emery is a PhD Candidate in Earth Sciences focusing on coastal biogeochemistry and ecology. To learn more about the work Emery and Prof. Fulweiler do, check out the Fulweiler Lab website or check out Prof. Fulweiler’s recent news and publications.

Bruce Anderson featured in BU Today article on Boston snowfall

February 11th, 2015 in 2015, Bruce Anderson, Faculty, Feb-15, News

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Earth & Environment Professor Bruce Anderson has been featured in a Q&A article published on BUToday.

In the article,”What’s Up with All this Snow?“, Anderson addresses issues related to the major snow fall that has impacted Boston over the past several weeks.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Bruce Anderson’s work, check out his recent news and publications.

Grad student seminars today at 3 pm

February 6th, 2015 in 2015, Department Seminars, Feb-15, Graduate students

The Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminars will be held today at 3 pm in CAS 313.

This week’s seminar will feature:

 

Katie Eccles

Katie Eccles

“Neoarchean metamorphism recorded in high-precision Sm-Nd isotope systematics of garnet from the Jack Hills, Australia” by Katie Eccles

 

 

Conor Gately

Conor Gately

“Cities and CO2: The importance of quantifying carbon emissions at local scales” By Conor Gately

 

 

 

Valerie

Valerie Pasquarella

“Conservation in the Information Age: The role of crowd sourcing in mapping and monitoring bird species” By Valerie Pasquarella

Josh Mantooth awarded DDIG project funding by NSF

February 6th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Grants, Jan-15, Michael Dietze

Josh Mantooth

Josh Mantooth

Earth & Environment PhD Candidate Josh Mantooth‘s new grant project titled “Linking Tree Demography and Nonstructural Carbon in Eastern US Forests” has just been selected for Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant funding by the National Science Foundation.

In a summary of the project, Mantooth writes, “this project will build upon ongoing dissertation research, which aims to understand what factors are controlling tree growth and mortality in eastern US forests, by exploring the role of stores tree carbon reserves, also known as non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs), in explaining observations of tree growth and mortality.”

Michael Dietze

Michael Dietze

Mantooth is a PhD candidate studying tree carbon reserves in the eastern US. He is advised by Assistant Professor Mike Dietze.

To learn more about the work Prof. Dietze and his research team are doing, check out his recent news and publications.

Alum Joanna Carey’s article featured on Frontiers Facebook page

February 5th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Feb-15, News, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

Joanna Carey

Joanna Carey

Earth & Environment graduate and now Postdoctoral associate at the Marine Biological Laboratory Joanna Carey has had one of her recent publications featured on the Frontiers Facebook page.

The article featured, “Silica uptake by Spartina—evidence of multiple modes of accumulation from salt marshes around the world,” is part of Carey’s dissertation work at BU and is coauthored by E&E Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler.

R. Wally Fulweiler

R. Wally Fulweiler

To learn more about Carey’s work, check out her website.

To learn more about Fulweiler, check out her website or her recent news and publications.

Lucy Hutyra and Biology Prof. Pam Templer publish article in Environmental Pollution

February 4th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Feb-15, Lucy Hutyra, Pub-15, Publications

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra has coauthored a new paper first authored by Biology Professor Pam Templer in an upcoming edition of Environmental Pollution.

The article titled “Nitrogen and carbon export from urban areas through removal and export of litterfall” will be published in the 197th edition of the journal out this month; the article can also be read online now at this link.

The article was also coauthored by former E&E Postdoctoral associate Steve Raciti.

To learn more about Hutyra’s work, check out her recent news and publications.

Terrestrial Biogeoscience Seminar featuring Jennifer Talbot today at 3 pm in CAS 442

February 4th, 2015 in 2015, Department Seminars, Feb-15

The Terrestrial Biogeoscience Seminar Series returns today at 3 pm in CAS 442.

This week’s speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Talbot discussing “Biological diversity and the carbon cycle: insights from soil fungal communities.”

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar.

Abstract and Announcement

Anne Short, Lucy Hutyra, and Jackie Getson coauthor paper in Biological Conservation

February 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Anne Short, Faculty, Feb-15, Lucy Hutyra, Pub-15, Publications, Researchers

Anne Short

Anne Short

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Assistant Professors Anne Short and Lucy Hutyra along with Research Fellow Jackie Getson have coauthored a new paper published in the journal Biological Conservation.

The paper, “Landowner conservation awareness across rural-to-urban gradients in Massachusetts,” will be published in the 184th volume of the journal in April 2015; however, an early release of the paper is available now.

To learn more about Short’s work, check out her recent news and publications.

To learn more about Hutyra’s work, check out her recent news and publications.

Dave Marchant and his research group featured in BU Research

February 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Dave Marchant, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-15, News

Dave Marchant

Dave Marchant

Professor Dave Marchant and his Antarctic research are featured in six new videos produced by BU Today and Prehensile Productions for BU Research.

The videos and text, collectively titled “The Search for Ancient Ice,” include interviews with graduate students Sean Mackay, Jen Lamp, and Drew Christ, and follow the team as they conduct fieldwork in the Transantarctic Mountains and return to analyze samples back in the lab at BU.

To learn more about Prof. Marchant’s work check out his profile page, or check out his recent news and publications.