Category: May-14

Wally Fulweiler attends, chairs session at Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, May-14, Meeting, Presentations, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks, Trips

Last week, Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler was in Portland Oregon attending the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014.

The meetings held May 18th to 23rd focused on the topics of “Bridging genes to ecosystems: aquatic science at a time of rapid change.

During the event, Fulweiler co-chaired a session titled “We’ve got a nitrogen fixation! Exploring, integrating, and understanding N fixation along the freshwater to marine continuum.”

At the session she co-chaired, Fulweiler delivered a talk titled “The observer effect: quantifying the impact of the acetylene reduction assay on marine sediment n-fixers.”

Additionally, along with five other authors including past and present BU alums, Fulweiler co-authored a talk titled “Sediment N2 production from shore to shelf–a methods comparison.” It was delivered at the session titled, “Nitrogen transformation mechanisms at the sediment-water-interface in aquatic ecosystems over a range of latitudes,” a session chaired by lead author of the talk, Amber Hardison of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

To learn more about Professor Fulweiler’s work, check out her recent publications or her lab website.

You can also access additional stories about Professor Fulweiler here.

Ph.D. Student Margaret Hendrick awarded 2013 EPA STAR Fellowship

May 28th, 2014 in 2014, Awards, Faculty, Graduate students, May-14, Nathan Phillips

Current Ph.D. student Margaret Hendrick has recently been awarded the 2013 EPA STAR fellowship.

Hendrick is advised by Professor Nathan Phillips. Her interests include global change, urban ecology, and fugitive methane emissions.

The EPA STAR Fellowship is a highly competitive research fellowship awarded to applicants whose research fields are environmentally related.

Congratulations to Margaret on her new fellowship!

 

Wally Fulweiler, former student publish paper in Frontiers in Plant Science

May 28th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, May-14, Publications, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler has published a new paper in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science.

The article, “Silica uptake by Spartina–evidence of multiple modes of accumulation from salt marshes around the world,” is a joint project between Fulweiler and lead author and former Earth & Environment Ph.D. student Joanna Carey.

The article was published online May 20, 2014 and can be accessed here.

Joanna Carey graduated with a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences in 2013 and is now a post-doctoral associate at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole.

The paper is a product of Carey’s dissertation here at Boston University.

To learn more about the work of Wally Fulweiler, check out her recent publications or visit her lab website.

You can also read other new stories about Professor Fulweiler here.

 

 

 

Sergio Fagherazzi gives talk at WHOI

May 27th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, May-14, Sergio Fagherazzi, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi was at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute this past Friday, May 23, 2014, to give a talk.

Fagherazzi’s primary research interests include geomorphology, hydrology, and coastal and marine geology.

To learn more about Fagherazzi’s work, check out his profile page or see his recent publications and grants.

 

Dr. Birendra Jha to speak tomorrow at Solid Earth Seminar

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

Dr. Birendra Jha will be in the department tomorrow, May 20th, 2014, to give a talk as part of the Solid Earth Seminar Series.

His talk, “Geomechanics of faults and induced seismicity,” will be held at 12:30 in room 141c.

Dr. Birendra Jha is a post-doc at MIT.

Sergio Fagherazzi, Wally Fulweiler, and students publish paper

May 14th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, May-14, Publications, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Sergio Fagherazzi, Undergraduate

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi first authored and Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler co-authored a new paper in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

The paper, “The relationship among hydrodynamics, sediment distribution, and chlorophyll in a mesotidal estuary,” was published in the 144 volume of the journal on May 1st, 2014. The article can be read by clicking the title.

Working with Fagherazzi and Fulweiler are current and former Earth & Environment students G. Mariotti, A. T. Banks, and E. J. Morgan.

To learn more about Fagherazzi’s work, check out his list of recent publications and grants.

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

 

Lucia Lovison-Golob dissertation defense set for tomorrow

May 14th, 2014 in 2014, Graduate students, May-14

Ph.D. candidate in Geography Lucia Lovison-Golob will defend her dissertation tomorrow, Thursday May 15th, 2014 at 10 am in room CAS 132.

Her dissertation is titled “Crop Monitoring through MODIS and Landsat Data Fusion.”

The public is welcome to attend.

 

Lucy Hutyra to give seminar at Harvard

May 14th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, May-14, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Friday to give a seminar on “Urbanization, Land Cover Change, and the Carbon Cycle.”

Her seminar will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Pierce Hall 100F.

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

 

Aaron Hirsch thesis defense set for tomorrow

May 12th, 2014 in 2014, Graduate students, May-14, Presentations

Graduate student Aaron Hirsch will be defending his Master’s Thesis tomorrow, Tuesday May 13th, 2014.

His thesis is titled “Constraints on Shear Velocity in the Cratonic Upper Mantle from Rayleigh Wave Phase Velocity.

His defense will take place beginning at 11:00 am in CAS 132.

 

Graduate Student Rachel Nalepa awarded 2014 Boston University Summer Research Fellowship

May 9th, 2014 in 2014, Awards, Dana Bauer, Faculty, Graduate students, May-14

Graduate student Rachel Nalepa has just been award a 2014 Boston University Summer Research Fellowship.

The award is given each year to deserving advanced PhD students to allow them to spend their summer pursing their research.

Nalepa is a PhD candidate working with Assistant Professor Dana Bauer. Her research interests include political ecology and geopolitics of land investments for agrofuels.

To learn more about the work Prof. Bauer and Rachel Nalepa do, visit Prof. Bauer’s profile page.

Congratulations to Rachel!