Category: April-14

Ranga Myneni coauthors two new articles

May 6th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, April-14, Faculty, May-14, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni has coauthored two new articles in the journal Remote Sensing.

The first article, “Changes in Vegetation Growth Dynamics and Relations with Climate over China’s Landmass from 1982 to 2011,” was published on April 10th, 2014.

The second article, “On Line Validation Exercise (OLIVE): A Web Based Service for the Validation of Medium Resolution Land Products. Application to FAPAR Products,” was published May 5th, 2014.

To read either article, click on the linked titled above.

A complete list of Prof. Myneni’s articles can be found here.

To read more about Prof. Myneni, check out his profile page, or see a list of his recent publications and grants available on our site.


Bardy Hardiman to speak as part of Terrestrial Biogeoscience Seminar Series

April 30th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Department Seminars, Researchers, Talks

Earth & Environment Post-doc Brady Hardiman will be giving a lecture later today, April 30, as part of the Terrestrial Biogeosciences Seminar Series.

Hardiman’s talk will be held at 3:30 pm in CAS 442; refreshments will be served immediately following.

To learn more about department related events, check out our calendar of events.

Lucy Hutyra to give talk three talks over the coming week

April 30th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be at Worcester State University today, Wednesday April 30, to give a talk.

The talk is titled “Urbanization, land cover change, and the carbon cycle.”

Following her talk at Worcester State University, Hutyra will be at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University to give the same talk on Monday May 5th.

Finally, on Tuesday May 6th, Hutyra will take part in the Community meeting for revision of Boston’s Climate Action Plan where she will be giving a talk titled “Boston’s Trees and Climate Change.”

To learn more about Hutyra’s work visit her profile or check out her recent publications.


Robert Kennedy & Students to hold symposium tomorrow on Digital Image Processing

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, Graduate students, Presentations, Robert Kennedy, Talks

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy and his Digital Image Processing, GE 440/640, students will be holding a student symposium tomorrow, Wednesday April 30th, from 11:00 to 2:30 pm on Digital Image Processing

The symposium will feature student talks lasting roughly 12 minutes in length with 3 minutes allotted for a Q&A session.

The event will be held in CAS 132. Pizza and drinks will be provided around lunch time.

All are welcome to attend.

Graduate Student Sarah Foster Awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Awards, Faculty, Graduate students, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

Earth & Environment Graduate Student Sarah Foster was recently award the highly competitive National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Graduate Fellowship.

The fellowship will support Foster’s Ph.D. work for the next three years starting this September.

Foster is a Ph.D. candidate working with Assistant Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler on coastal biogeochemistry.

To learn more about Prof. Fulweiler and Sarah Foster’s work, visit Wally’s profile, or check out her lab website.

Rachel Abercrombie & Kasey Aderhold to present at Seismological Society of America in Alaska

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, Graduate students, May-14, Presentations, Rachel Abercrombie, Talks, Trips

Research Associate Professor Rachel Abercrombie and graduate student Kasey Aderhold are headed to Alaska this week to participate in the Seismological Society of America 2014 Annual Meeting.

The meeting will take place from Wednesday April 30 to Friday May 2nd.

On Thursday May 1, Aderhold will be presenting a talk titled “Seismic slip distribution of large inter- and intra- plate oceanic strike-slip earthquakes.”

Then on Friday, Prof. Abercrombie will be presenting a poster titled “Improving stress drop measurements from EGF – scaling and stress release in the Darfield-Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake sequence.”

Prof. Abercrombie is also the co-author of two other presentations concerning earthquakes in Nevada and in New Zealand.

For More information on Prof. Abercrombie, visit her profile page.

For more information about the Seismological Society of American 2014 Annual Meeting, click here.

Grad student Taejin Park publishes article in Remote Sensing

April 28th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, April-14, Faculty, Graduate students, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment PhD student Taejin Park published an article in the journal Remote Sensing. The article is titled “Allometric scaling and resource limitations model of tree heights: Part 3. Model optimization and testing over continental China.” The article presents results that show the optimized ASRL model is capable of satisfactorily retrieving tree heights over continental China at a range of spatial scales. The article can be downloaded from

Park was assisted on the article by fellow graduate student Sungho Choi and Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni.

Taejin Park is a second year PhD student in Prof. Myneni’s research group. To learn more about publications by Professor Myneni, check out his recent publications in our publications section.

Christine Regalla to join faculty as Assistant Professor of Tectonics

April 28th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Faculty

The Department of Earth & Environment has announced today the hiring of Christine Regalla as Assistant Professor of Tectonics.

Regalla will officially join the faculty in July of 2015.

Regalla currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

She received her Ph.D. in Geosciences in 2013 form Penn State University and has previously worked with ExxonMobil and the US Bureau of Reclamation.

Congratulations to Christine and we all look forward to her joining the Department in 2015!

Lawford Anderson honored as recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Advising Award

April 25th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Awards, Faculty, Lawford Anderson

Earth & Environment Professor Lawford Anderson has been honored as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Advising Awards.

Anderson was nominated for the award for his advising work at the Gamma Phi Beta sorority house.

The Excellence in Advising Awards will be given out this year as part of the Excellence in Student Activities Awards dinner and award ceremony this Sunday, April 27th, at GSU Metcalf Hall.

Lawford Anderson is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Earth & Environment. Along with our Undergraduate Program Coordinator Sayaka Yamaki, Anderson oversees the advising of all undergraduate students in the Department.


Lucy Hutyra has new paper accepted for publication in Landscape and Urban Planning

April 25th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, April-14, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Publications

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra announced today a paper has recently been accepted for publication by Landscape and Urban Planning.

The paper, “Effects of spatial pattern of green space on urban cooling in a large metropolitan area of eastern China,” will be published at a later date.

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