Professor Duncan FitzGerald and his former student Chris Hein (faculty at Virginia Institute of Marine Science [VIMS]) gave invited lectures at UNIVALI in Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil on April 16th, 2015.
These lectures are part of an ongoing research collaboration (12 years) between UNIVALI and Boston University (and now VIMS). During the past week, FitzGerald and Hein along with UNIVALI professors and students have been collecting geophysical, sedimentologic, and stratigraphic data looking at the Holocene 6 ka highstand, Pleistocene 120 ka highstand, and perhaps the Pliocene (~ 4 million yrs BP) shoreline.
FitzGerald’s talk was titled “Can Barrier Islands Survive Marsh Deterioration in a Regime of Accelerating Sea Level Rise?”, and Hein’s talk was titled “Barrier-Inlet Processes and the Formation of Plum Island Barrier Island, Massachusetts, USA.”
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra has been awarded a 2015 Templeton Award for Excellence in Student Advising.
The Templeton Award is given each year to three deserving faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences who have been nominated by members of the CAS senior class.
Hutyra and her fellow recipients will be honored at the upcoming CAS faculty meeting.
Wally Fulweiler, Phd Candidate Tim Maguire, Alumni Joanna Carey, and Adrien Finzi publish article in Frontiers
The paper, “Does elevated CO2 alter silica uptake in trees?“, is the first to examine the impacts of elevated CO2 on the terrestrial Si cycle.
Second author on the paper is Fulweiler’s PhD student Tim Maguire; Earth & Environment alumni Joanna Carey, now working as a postdoctoral associate at the Marine Biological Lab, and Biology Professor Adrien Finzi also co-authored the paper.
The paper is available now online here.
Alumni Zhe Zhu, PhD candidate Shixiong Wang, Prof. Woodcock publish new paper in Remote Sensing of Environment
Geography program alumni Zhe Zhu along with current graduate student Geography PhD candidate Shixiong Wang and Professor and Chair Curtis Woodcock have published a new paper in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment.
The paper, “Improvement and expansion of the Fmask algorithm: cloud, cloud shadow, and snow detection for Landsats 4-7, 8, and Sentinel 2 images,” is available now online here. Zhu, now a research scientist at the Earth Resource Observation and Science (EROS) Center which is a part of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), is first author on the paper.
Zhu graduated from the Department’s Geography program in 2012 and served as a Postdoctoral Associate in the department from 2012 to 2014. To learn more about his work, visit his website.
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.
The paper, “Tidal pulsing alters nitrous oxide fluxes in a temperate intertidal mudflat,” co-written by Robinson Fulweiler, can be read here.
Amanda Vieillard is currently working towards her Ph.D. at UCONN. You can see more of her articles here.
Dr. Giulio Mariotti, Ph.D. (’13) in Earth Sciences from Boston University, was awarded the prestigious AGU Luna B. Leopold young scientist award in Earth and Planetary Surface Processes. Dr. Mariotti will also present the Robert Sharp lecture at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Dr. Mariotti, currently a Crosby Postdoctoral Fellow at EAPS – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will start as Assistant Professor at the Louisiana State University in January 2015. During his Ph.D. studies at Boston University Dr. Mariotti published more than ten articles in top journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Geophysical Research.
You can read more by Dr. Giulio Mariotti here.