Category: Anne Short

A Note from Dean Cudd: Tackling the Global Challenge of Climate Change

December 6th, 2016 in 2016, Anne Short, Anthony Janetos, Dec-16, Faculty, Ian Sue Wing, Lucy Hutyra, Michael Dietze, Nathan Phillips, News

“There is no doubt among the world’s scientists (including BU’s) that anthropogenic climate change is underway,” Ann E. Cudd, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, recently wrote to the university community, “which if it continues at the current rate will radically alter the shape of the world’s landmass and the nature of its ecosystems”

Click here to Dean Cudd’s full note, including her description of work done by Earth & Environment faculty members.

Ph.D. graduate Rachel Nalepa and Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti co-author paper in Geoforum

October 26th, 2016 in 2016, Alumni, Anne Short, Dana Bauer, Faculty, Former Students, News, Oct-16, Pub-16, Publications

Earth & Environment Ph.D. graduate Rachel Nalepa and Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti have co-authored a paper with Dana Bauer of Clark University in Geoforum.

The paper, “Marginal land and the global land rush: A spatial exploration of contested lands and state-directed development in contemporary Ethiopia,” unpacks the federal government’s notion of ‘marginal land’ to investigate how land is set aside for future investment and the agro-ecological characteristics and human-environment interactions endemic to these areas. It will be included in a special issue on “Rendering Land Investable.”

Dr. Nalepa completed her Ph.D. in 2015 and is now a post-doctoral researcher at York University. Learn Assistant Professor Short Gianotti’s work here.

Anne Short Gianotti publishes new paper

July 6th, 2016 in 2016, Anne Short, Faculty, Jul-16, Pub-16, Publications

Anne Short Gianotti

Anne Short Gianotti

Earth and Environment Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti and collaborator Patrick Hurley have coauthored a new paper published in Land Use Policy.

The paper “Gathering plants and fungi along the urban-rural gradient: Uncovering differences in the attitudes and practices among urban, suburban, and rural landowners” can be accessed here.

To learn more about Assistant Professor Short Gianotti’s work, check out her profile page here.

Anne Short Gianotti to participate in “Science by the Pint” tonight

April 20th, 2016 in 2016, Anne Short, Apr-16, Events, Faculty, News

Anne Short Gianotti

Anne Short Gianotti

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti will be participating in a “Science by the Pint” outreach event tonight, Wednesday April 20th, 2016, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

This “Science by the Pint” event is titled “In a Haze: Studying Marijuana.” As part of the event, Short Gianotti will be talking about the challenges of researching and governing the environmental effects of cannabis cultivation.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Aeronaut Brewing Company at 14 Tyler St. in Somerville. Click this Science by the Pint link or this Cambridge Science Festival link for more information.

The event description is included below:

In a Haze: Studying Marijuana

Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville

It’s 4/20, so Harvard’s Science by the Pint is teaming up with the Aeronaut Brewery and the Cambridge Science Festival to learn about the science of marijuana! Our researchers are here to discuss with you the challenges of studying a (mostly) illegal substance, and get into their research on the effects of marijuana on the brain, the environmental issues around growing weed, and how America’s relationship with the drug has evolved. So grab a beer and get talking!

Kira Sullivan-Wiley receives postdoc at Nature Conservancy

January 13th, 2016 in 2016, Anne Short, Awards, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-16

Kira Sullivan Wiley

Kira Sullivan Wiley

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Kira Sullivan-Wiley has been offered a postdoctoral fellowship at the Nature Conservancy as a part of their NatureNet program.

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.

Anne Short Gianotti publishes new paper in BioScience

June 25th, 2015 in 2015, Anne Short, Faculty, Jun-15, Pub-15, Publications

Anne Short

Anne Short

Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti along with collaborators at The Nature Conservancy, UC Berkeley, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Integral Ecology Research Center, Trout Unlimited, McBain Associates, and Stanford University published a new paper in Bioscience. 

The paper is titled “High time for conservation: Adding the environment to the debate on marijuana liberalization” and draws attention to the need to address the environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation.  Using California as a case study, Short Gianotti and her collaborators examine the environmental impact of marijuana cultivation and identify opportunities and barriers for policies that would mitigate those impacts.

To learn more about Prof. Short Gianotti’s work, check out her profile page, or see her recent news and publications.

Kira Sullivan-Wiley, Andrew Trlica named 2015 Pardee Summer Fellows

May 7th, 2015 in 2015, Anne Short, Awards, Faculty, Graduate students, Lucy Hutyra, May-15

Kira Sullivan-Wiley

Kira Sullivan-Wiley

Andrew Trlica

Andrew Trlica

Earth & Environment Phd Candidates in Geography Kira Sullivan-Wiley and Andrew Trlica have been named 2015 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows.

The Pardee Summer Fellows program allows “outstanding master’s and doctoral students an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics that are aligned with the broad research interests of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future” (“Graduate Summer Fellows Program“).

Sullivan-Wiley is a Phd candidate in Geography advised by Assistant Professor Anne Short.

Andrew Trlica is a Phd candidate in Geography advised by Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra.

Anne Short, Lucy Hutyra, and Jackie Getson coauthor paper in Biological Conservation

February 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Anne Short, Faculty, Feb-15, Lucy Hutyra, Pub-15, Publications, Researchers

Anne Short

Anne Short

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Assistant Professors Anne Short and Lucy Hutyra along with Research Fellow Jackie Getson have coauthored a new paper published in the journal Biological Conservation.

The paper, “Landowner conservation awareness across rural-to-urban gradients in Massachusetts,” will be published in the 184th volume of the journal in April 2015; however, an early release of the paper is available now.

To learn more about Short’s work, check out her recent news and publications.

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

Kira Sullivan-Wiley featured in BUToday

October 29th, 2014 in 2014, Anne Short, Faculty, Graduate students, News, Oct-14

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Kira Sullivan-Wiley and her research have been featured in the latest edition of BUToday.

The BUToday article “Preventing Landslides in Uganda” focuses on Sullivan-Wiley’s research “in preventing environmental disasters in Uganda.”

The article also discusses the Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship Award, which Sullivan-Wiley was one of the first recipients of this past July.

Kira Sullivan-Wiley is a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on valuation and realization of ecosystem services. Sullivan-Wiley’s advisor is Assistant Professor Anne Short.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Prof. Short and her graduate students’ work, visit Prof. Short’s profile page.

Kira Sullivan-Wiley awarded 2014 Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship

July 9th, 2014 in 2014, Anne Short, Awards, Graduate students, July-14, News

Earth and Environment graduate student Kira Sullivan-Wiley was recently awarded the 2014 Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship.

The Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship recognizes Ph.D. students whose research and scholarship addresses critical problems through engagement and community partnerships.  The award provides support for two years.

Sullivan-Wiley is a Ph.D. candidate working with Assistant Professor Anne Short.  Her research focuses on information transfer and efforts to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters in developing nations.  She is working with the Uganda Red Cross and other development organizations to examine the effectiveness of programs that aim to reduce community vulnerability to landslides in eastern Uganda.