By Joshua Rhodes Parsons
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminars will be held today at 3 pm in CAS 313.
This week’s seminar will feature:
“Neoarchean metamorphism recorded in high-precision Sm-Nd isotope systematics of garnet from the Jack Hills, Australia” by Katie Eccles
“Cities and CO2: The importance of quantifying carbon emissions at local scales” By Conor Gately
“Conservation in the Information Age: The role of crowd sourcing in mapping and monitoring bird species” By Valerie Pasquarella
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.”
Mantooth is a PhD candidate studying tree carbon reserves in the eastern US. He is advised by Assistant Professor Mike Dietze.
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.
To learn more about Carey’s work, check out her website.
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.
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.
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.
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.