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.
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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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!