By Joshua Rhodes Parsons

Two new articles feature Josh Gray and Mark Friedl research

November 21st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Josh Gray, Mark Friedl, News, Nov-14

Josh Gray

Josh Gray

Mark Friedl

Mark Friedl

Josh Gray and Mark Friedl‘s recent publication in Nature continues to receive media attention.

A new article posted on Futurity quotes Friedl discussing the research and an article on Climate Central quotes Gray.

To read the articles, click on the respective links above.

Josh Gray and Mark Friedl publish article in Nature and are featured in several news articles

November 20th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Josh Gray, Mark Friedl, News, Nov-14, Publications

Mark Friedl

Mark Friedl

Josh Gray

Josh Gray

Earth & Environment Research Assistant Professor Josh Gray and Professor Mark Friedl have published a new article in Nature.

The article, “Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland productivity,” is first authored by Gray and discusses Gray’s and Friedl’s research on how crop production influences the carbon cycle.

The article has also been featured in multiple news articles published recently.

A summary of the research can be found on Nature News and Views, and direct quotes from Friedl and Gray on their research can be found on Science 2.0, Nature World News, and The Christian Science Monitor.

To learn more about the work done by Gray and Friedl, check out their respective profiles on our site by clicking on their names.

To see more research done by Friedl, check out a list of his recent publications.

CEES alum Matt Beaton appointed to Charlie Baker’s cabinet

November 19th, 2014 in 2014, Alumni, News, Nov-14

Center for Energy & Environmental Studies alum and State Representative Matthew Beaton has been selected by Governor-Elect Charlie Baker to serve as his secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

To read more about Beaton and his new position, click here.

Mike Dietze research featured in ISGTW news story

November 13th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Michael Dietze, News, Nov-14

Michael Dietze

Michael Dietze

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Mike Dietze has been featured in a new article on International science grid this week.

The article, “Brown Dog software sniffs out and transforms inaccessible data,” focuses on Dietze’s NSF funded project Brown Dog and features Dietze discussing the project.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Prof. Dietze’s work, check out his profile page or a list of his recent publications.

 

 

Jared Woollacott presents research at APPAM Fall Research Conference in New Mexico

November 12th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Nov-14, Presentations, Trips

Jared Woollacott

Jared Woollacott

Earth & Environment Ph.D. candidate Jared Woollacott was in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past week to present his research at the 2014 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference.

Woollacott presented his research on the “costs and ancillary benefits of greenhouse gas policy in the US electric sector.”

Jared Woollacott is a Ph.D. student in Geography; he is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

 

Mike Dietze gives keynote talk at EU COST meeting in Germany

November 12th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Michael Dietze, Nov-14, Talks, Trips

Michael Dietze

Michael Dietze

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Mike Dietze is in Potsdam Germany this week to give a keynote talk as part of the EU COST meeting for the “Towards robust PROjections of European Forests UNDer climate change,” or PROFOUND, project.

Dietze’s talk is titled “On the communication between models and data;” the project meeting will take place Wednesday morning at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

To learn more about the PROFOUND project meeting, visit COST’s website. 

To learn more about Prof. Dietze’s work, check out his profile page or list of recent publications.

Initiative on Cities Conference to feature three Earth & Environment Professors

November 10th, 2014 in 2014, Anthony Janetos, Events, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Nathan Phillips, Nov-14

Tony Janetos

Tony Janetos

The Boston University Initiative on Cities‘s and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future‘s conference “Sea Level Rise & the Future of Coastal Cities” will feature Earth & Environment Professor Tony Janetos, Professor Nathan Phillips, and Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra.

The conference, held this Thursday and Friday Nov 13-14, will take place in the Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom and features an extensive agenda on topics related to sea level rise, climate change, and the urban environment.

Professor and Director of the Pardee Center Tony Janetos is organizing the event and will also deliver the keynote address of Friday morning at 9:15 am.

Following Prof. Janetos’s keynote, a panel of scientists will discuss “The Science of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change” which Prof. Nathan Phillips will moderate.

Nathan Phillips

Nathan Phillips

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Later in the day Prof. Lucy Hutyra will moderate a panel titled “Innovative Partnerships, Share Missions” that will feature “a multi-discipline panel…discuss[ing] how research institutions, and particularly universities, can collaborate with outside partners such as federal, state and local governments to identify the most fertile technologies and strategies for combating sea level rise and shifting coast lines” (“Agenda“).

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited; visit the conference’s website to register.

Lucy Hutyra joins Oak Ridge National Labs DAAC User Working Group

November 10th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Joining Team/Committee, Lucy Hutyra, Nov-14

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra has joined the Oak Ridge National Labs DAAC User Working Group (ORNL-DAAC UWG).

The User Working Group is an external advisory group that provide guidance on the assembly of data and model products needed in biogeochemical studies.

The DAAC or Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics is part of NASA’s “Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers managed by the Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project” (“ORNL DAAC“).

To learn more about Prof. Hutyra’s work, check out her profile page or a list of her recent publications.

 

Lucy Hutyra, Nathan Phillips featured in Boston Globe article

November 10th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Nathan Phillips, News, Nov-14

Nathan Phillips

Nathan Phillips

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra and Professor Nathan Phillips have been featured in a new article out in the Boston Globe.

The article, “The city is an ecosystem, pipes and all,” features research performed by Hutyra and Phillips on the urban ecosystem. The article highlights Prof. Hutyra’s research on the convergence of natural and man-made ecosystems in the urban environment, and it discusses Prof. Phillips’s research on urban natural gas leaks.

In addition to the work of Hutyra and Phillips, the article also highlights work done by Hutyra with Biology Professor Pam Templer.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about the work of Prof. Hutyra, check out her profile page.

To learn more about the work of Prof. Phillips, check out his profile page.

PhD Candidate Sarah Foster and Wally Fulweiler publish new article

November 5th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Nov-14, Publications, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

R. Wally Fulweiler

R. Wally Fulweiler

Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster

Earth & Environment PhD Candidate Sarah Foster and her advisor Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler have published a new article in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science.

The article, “Spatial and historic variability of benthic nitrogen cycling in an anthropogenically impacted estuary,” is first authored by Foster and co-authored by Fulweiler.

Sarah Foster is a PhD candidate in Earth Science; her research focuses on coastal biogeochemistry. Read more about Foster’s research on Prof. Fulweiler’s Laboratory website.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Prof. Fulweiler, check out her profile page or see her Lab website.