Research Assistant Professor Pontus Olofsson has been awarded a 2016 NASA CMS research grant for his proposal “Tracking Carbon Emissions and Removals by Time Series Analysis of the Land Surface: Prototype Application in Tropical MRV Systems Compliant with IPCC Tier 3.”
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Christine Regalla has been awarded the Geological Society of America’s 2016 Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award.
From the Geological Society of America: “Christine A. Regalla, Boston University, is recognized for the impact of her Ph.D. research in the geosciences. Regalla’s innovative and comprehensive analysis of upper plate deformation, forearc subsidence, and plate kinematics in northeastern Japan challenges the current paradigm for ‘tectonic erosion’ along convergent margins” (source).
The Doris M. Curtis Award “is made to a woman who has impacted the field of the geosciences in a major way.” Curtis served as GSA’s 103rd and first female President (source).
To learn more about Assistant Professor Regalla’s work, check out her profile page.
Mr. Sungho Choi, a final year PhD student won the prestigious NASA post-doctoral fellowship tenable at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. Mr. Choi will defend his dissertation later this year. His research is focused on modeling tree heights and biomass using principles of allometric scaling and resource limitations theory. His first reader is Prof. Ranga B. Myneni.
Three Earth & Environment PhD candidates are among the winners of this year’s NASA Earth and Space Science (NESSF) Fellowship Program:
Eric Bullock was awarded the NESSF for his project titled “Improved Activity Data for Carbon Emissions from Forest Degradation Through Multi- Sensor Time Series Analysis in Southeast Asia.” Bullock is advised by Earth & Environment Professor Curtis Woodcock.
Taejin Park was awarded his fellowship for his project titled “Investigation on Changing Photosynthetically Active Growing Season and Gross Productivity of Northern Boreal/Arctic Vegetation Using EOS MODIS and Suomi VIIRS Data in Conjunction with Ground Observations.” Park is advised by E&E Professor Ranga Myneni.
More information about the NESSF program can be found here.
The NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Emily Chua was recently award a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council doctoral scholarship from the Canadian government.
Chua is a first-year PhD candidate in Earth Sciences studying under Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler.
To learn more about Chua and Prof. Fulweiler’s work, check out the Fulweiler lab website.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Ann Dunlea, who is finishing her dissertation working with Professor Rick Murray’s group, was just awarded an institutional post-doctoral position at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), through their Ocean and Climate Change Institute. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester, Ann joined Murray’s group in Fall, 2010, and will begin at WHOI in September, 2016. Ann will be working on several paleogeochemical topics related to dynamics of the Indian and Asian monsoon.
Earth and Environment Research Assistant Professor Josh Gray has been awarded a NASA New Investigator Award for his proposal titled “Water, Climate, and Food in the Anthropocene.” According to NASA, “these awards are designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers.”
Josh has accepted a tenure track assistant professorship in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, starting in the summer of 2016.
Earth & Environment Professor Bruce Anderson received the American Meteorological Society’s 2016 Editor’s Award from the Journal of Climate. This award was given for his consistently outstanding and insightful reviews of manuscripts across a broad array of topics related to climate dynamics. The award was presented at the 96th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, held this past January in New Orleans.
To learn more about Prof. Anderson’s work, you can visit his website here.
As par at of her fellowship, Sullivan-Wiley will be working with Leah VanWey, an environmental sociologist at Brown IBES and Daniela Miteva, an environmental economist at the Nature Conservancy.
Sullivan-Wiley is a final year PhD candidate receiving her doctorate in Geography. She is advised by Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti.