Category: March-14

Lucy Hutyra appointed to NEON Urban Design Working Group

March 31st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Joining Team/Committee, Lucy Hutyra, March-14

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra has recently been appointed to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Urban Design Working Group.

To learn more about NEON and its working groups, visit the NEON website.

To learn more about the work of Asst. Prof. Lucy Hutyra, visit her profile page, or check out her publications and grants.

Ranga Myneni Awarded New NASA Grant

March 31st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Grants, March-14, Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni was awarded a new NASA Grant titled “Maintenance and Evaluation of Collection 6 Terra and Aqua MODIS LAI/FPAR Products” under the Terra and Aqua Programs. The objective of this four year grant is to maintain and evaluate the new version of LAI and FPAR products from the MODIS sensors onboard the NASA’s satellites Terra and Aqua.
A list of Myneni’s grants can be found at

Sergio Fagherazzi has new grant funded

March 27th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Grants, March-14, Sergio Fagherazzi

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi recently was awarded funding for a new grant.

The grant, “Impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Salt Marshes of Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, and Barnegat Bay, New Jersey,” will focus on studying the effects of 2012 Hurricane Sandy.

To learn more about Fagherazzi’s projects, check out his recent publications and grants on our website.



Duncan FitzGerald and former PhD student publish new article in Geological Society of London

March 26th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Duncan FitzGerald, Faculty, March-14, Publications

Earth & Environment Professor Duncan FitzGerald and his former graduate student Chris Hein recently published a new article in the Geological Society of London.

The article,  “Evolution of paraglacial coasts in response to changes in fluvial sediment supply” was first published online March 12, 2014.

Working with FitzGerald and Hein on the article were Ilya Buynevich, Sytze van Heteren, and Joe Kelley.

Hein is currently a Professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

To learn more about publication by Duncan FitzGerald, visit his publication section of our website.

Terrestrial Biogeosciences Seminar postponed

March 26th, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, March-14

The Terrestrial Biogeosciences Seminar set for today has been postponed due to the inclement weather affecting the area.

Check back later for updates on the status of the seminar.

To learn about future seminars and other events taking place in the Department of Earth & Environment check out our calendar.

Mike Dietze at workshop in Illinois

March 25th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, March-14, Meeting, Michael Dietze

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Mike Dietze is in Champaign, Illinois this week to take part in a workshop on “Advancing Software for Ecological Forecasting.” 

The workshop begins today, Tuesday March 25, 2014, and will last until Thursday March 27.

To learn more about Mike Dietze’s work, check out his recent publications and grants.

Wally Fulweiler to give online lecture live today at noon, free to all

March 25th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, March-14, News, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robinson Wally Fulweiler will be giving an online webinar live today, Tuesday March 25, 2014, at 12:00 ET.

The webinar will focus on “Climate, Carbon, and Nitrogen– Searching for Balance in the Global Ocean N-Budget, One Estuary at a Time” and will last for one hour.

The webinar is available free of charge to anyone who registers for the meeting. To watch, click on this link and sign up at the bottom of the page.


Piero Poli of MIT to speak tomorrow as part of Solid Earth Seminar Series

March 24th, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, March-14

Piero Poli will be on campus tomorrow, Tuesday March 25, to give a lecture as part of the Solid Earth Seminar Series.

Poli is a Post-doctoral Associate and seismologist in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Poli’s talk will be titled “Body wave emergence from seismic noise correlation: a new probe of the deep Earth interior.”

The talk will be held at 12:15 pm in room 141C.

To see more about upcoming speakers in the Solid Earth Seminar Series, see the Earth & Environment calendar.


Seismology students attend workshop at Columbia University

March 21st, 2014 in 2014, Graduate students, March-14, Meeting, Trips

Earth & Environment Graduate Students Aaron Hirsch, Kasey Aderhold, and Esther Raymond attended a Seismology Students Workshop this week at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

As part of the Workshop, Raymond delivered a talk Friday morning titled “Imaging the Atlantic upper mantle with Rayleigh waves.”


Autumn Oczkowski to speak as part of Terrestrial Biogeosciences Seminar Series

March 19th, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, March-14

Autumn Oczkowski of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be on campus today to give a talk as part of the Terrestrial Biogeosciences Seminar Series.

The talk will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 today in CAS 442, the graduate student lounge.

A reception featuring food and drinks will follow the talk.

This weeks talk is hosted by Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler.

To learn more about the Terrestrial Biogeosciences Program, visit their website. To learn more about future Terrestrial Biogeosciences Seminar speakers, click here, or check out our calendar of events.