Students in Research Class Present at the Massachusetts Green Careers Conference

At the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in Westborough, MA, on September 20, Alana Danison and Madeleine Mattson participated in Rick Reibstein’s presentation on the projects students have been doing in his class Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations (GE 532 and 534). The projects have included work on lead poisoning prevention, water quality […]

Ranga Myneni publishes several articles during the summer of 2019

(1) “Investigating the applicability of Emergent Constraints” published in the journal “Earth System Dynamics” (doi:10.5194/esd-10-501-2019). The article discusses how a measurable variable from the recent historical past can be used to obtain a constrained estimate of change in an entity of interest at a potential future CO2 concentration from multi-model projections. This research is a […]

Tess McCabe honored for ESA presentation

PhD candidate Tess McCabe has received the E.C. Pielou Award from the Ecological Society of America. The competitive award is made annually based on the overall quality of a student’s scientific contribution to statistical ecology. At the ESA’s Annual Meeting, Tess presented “Scaling contagious disturbance in a spatially implicit way: Implications for describing disturbance regimes.” She […]

Colin Averill wins ESA Biogeosciences publications award

Colin Averill, a faculty member at ETH Zurich, has received the Gene E. Likens Award from the Biogeosciences Section of the Ecological Society of America. The prize recognizes work conducted by an early career scientist; Averill conducted his research as a postdoc with E&E Associate Professor Mike Dietze and Biology Assistant Professor Jennifer Bhatnagar. The […]

Mike Dietze and Ecological Forecasting Initiative profiled in Science

Associate Professor Michael Dietze was profiled this month in Science, which highlighted his Ecological Forecasting Initiative as “a grassroots effort to set standards, encourage interdisciplinary approaches, and develop forecasting methods that can be applied to many situations, including fisheries management, wildlife migrations, algal blooms, wildfire patterns, and human disease.” “EFI specifically aims to tackle cross-cutting […]

Chi Chen and Taejin Park publish on photosynthetic activity in Global Change Biology

PhD students Chi Chen and Taejin Park recently published “Changes in the timing of peak photosynthetic activity in northern ecosystems” in Global Change Biology. The authors use the “laws of minimum” as a basis and introduce a new framework where the timing (day of year) of peak photosynthetic activity (DOYPmax) acts as a proxy for […]

Christoph Nolte publishes on land protection and forest development

Assistant Professor Christoph Nolte has published “Voluntary, permanent land protection reduces forest loss and development in a rural‐urban landscape” in the journal Conservation Letters. “Voluntary, permanent land protection is a key conservation process in many countries,” write Nolte and his colleagues, who “find that land acquisitions and conservation restrictions implemented by state, local, and nongovernmental […]