Category: Alumni

Duncan FitzGerald gives invited lecture in Brazil

April 16th, 2015 in 2015, Alumni, Apr-15, Duncan FitzGerald, Faculty, Pictures, Trips

Duncan FitzGerald

Duncan FitzGerald

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.



Professor Duncan FitzGerald working hard in the field.

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.”

To learn more about Fitzgerald’s work, check out his profile page or check out his recent news and publications.

Lucy Hutyra awarded Templeton Award

April 15th, 2015 in 2015, Alumni, Apr-15, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

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.

To learn more about Prof. Hutyra, check out her profile page. To learn more about Hutyra’s work, check out her recent news and publications.

Wally Fulweiler, Phd Candidate Tim Maguire, Alumni Joanna Carey, and Adrien Finzi publish article in Frontiers

January 15th, 2015 in 2015, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-15, Pub-15, Publications, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

R. Wally Fulweiler

R. Wally Fulweiler

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

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.

To learn more about Fulweiler’s work, check out her website or check out a list of her recent publications.

Alumni Zhe Zhu, PhD candidate Shixiong Wang, Prof. Woodcock publish new paper in Remote Sensing of Environment

January 13th, 2015 in 2015, Alumni, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-15, Pub-15, Publications

Zhe Zhu

Zhe Zhu

Shixiong Wang

Shixiong Wang

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.


Curtis Woodcock

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.

Shixiong Wang is a current PhD candidate in Geography advised by Prof. Woodcock. To learn more about the work of Prof. Woodcock check out his profile page or a list of his recent publications.

CEES alum Matt Beaton appointed to Charlie Baker’s cabinet

November 19th, 2014 in 2014, Alumni, News, Nov-14

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.

Amanda Vieillard and Robinson Fulweiler published in Ecology Today

July 15th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Alumni, Faculty, July-14, Publications, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

Amanda Vieillard, who recently earned her MS with Robinson Fulweiler here at Boston University, was published by the Ecological Society of America.

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.


AGU Luna B. Leopold young scientist awarded to B.U. Alumnus

July 11th, 2014 in 2014, Alumni, Awards, July-14

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.