Category: Ian Sue Wing

Conor Gately, Lucy Hutyra, and Ian Sue Wing research featured in Scientific American

August 20th, 2015 in 2015, Aug-15, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Lucy Hutyra, News

Conor Gately

Conor Gately

Research performed by Earth & Environment Phd candidate Conor Gately, Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra, and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing has been featured in Scientific American’s “Graphic Science” monthly segment that highlights scientific results with innovative science and graphics.

This month’s segment is titled “Bigger Cities Aren’t Always Greener, Data Show” and showcases Gately, Hutyra, and Sue Wing’s recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Science paper titled Cities, traffic, and CO2: A multidecadal assessment of trends, drivers, and scaling relationships.” 

Ian Sue Wing

Ian Sue Wing

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Gately is a Phd candidate in Geography; he is advised jointly by Hutyra and Sue Wing.

To learn more about Hutyra’s work, check out her profile page or see her recent news.

To learn more about Sue Wing’s work, check out his profile page or see his recent news.

Research by Conor Gately, Lucy Hutyra, and Ian Sue Wing featured on BUToday

April 21st, 2015 in 2015, Apr-15, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Lucy Hutyra, News

Conor Gately

Conor Gately

Recent research by Earth & Environment PhD candidate Conor Gately, Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra, and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing has been featured in a new article on BUToday.

The article “A New Map for Greenhouse Gas” explores the research team’s new findings recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy. The research maps the amount of CO2 admitted by vehicles throughout the contiguous United States over an extended period of time.

To learn more about their research and it’s impact on climate change research, read the entire article from

Ian Sue Wing

Ian Sue Wing

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

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Conor Gately is a PhD candidate in Geography; he is jointly advised by Prof. Hutyra and Prof. Sue Wing.

Research by Conor Gately, Lucy Hutyra, and Ian Sue Wing featured in multiple news articles

April 9th, 2015 in 2015, Apr-15, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Lucy Hutyra, News

Conor Gately

Conor Gately

Research by PhD candidate Conor Gately, Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra, and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing recently published in PNAS has been featured in multiple news articles over the past several days.

The articles focus on the findings presented in “Cities, traffic, and CO2: A multidecadal assessment of trends, drivers, and scaling relationships” that cities and their commuting populations emit a large percentage of on-road C02 emissions.

A list of current articles on the research are below:

Ian Sue Wing

Ian Sue Wing

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Gately is a PhD candidate in Geography jointly advised by Profs. Hutyra and Sue Wing. To learn more about the work done by Prof. Hutyra check out her recent publications and news. To learn more about Prof. Sue Wing’s work, see his recent publications and news.

 

 

 

Conor Gately, Lucy Hutyra, and Ian Sue Wing publish paper in PNAS

April 7th, 2015 in 2015, Apr-15, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Lucy Hutyra, Pub-15, Publications

Conor Gately

Conor Gately

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment PhD Candidate Conor Gately, Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra, and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing have published a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Gately is first author on the article titled “Cities, traffic, and CO2: A multidecadal assessment of trends, drivers, and scaling relationships.

Gatetly is a Phd Candidate in Geography and is jointly advised by Hutyra and Sue Wing. To learn more about Prof. Hutyra’s work check out her recent publications and news. To learn more about Prof. Sue Wing’s work, check out his recent publications and news.

Ian Sue Wing

Ian Sue Wing

The paper’s abstract is listed below. You can read the full paper online here.

Abstract

Emissions of CO2 from road vehicles were 1.57 billion metric tons in 2012, accounting for 28% of US fossil fuel CO2 emissions, but the spatial distributions of these emissions are highly uncertain. We develop a new emissions inventory, the Database of Road Transportation Emissions (DARTE), which estimates CO2 emitted by US road transport at a resolution of 1 km annually for 1980–2012. DARTE reveals that urban areas are responsible for 80% of on-road emissions growth since 1980 and for 63% of total 2012 emissions. We observe nonlinearities between CO2 emissions and population density at broad spatial/temporal scales, with total on-road CO2 increasing nonlinearly with population density, rapidly up to 1,650 persons per square kilometer and slowly thereafter. Per capita emissions decline as density rises, but at markedly varying rates depending on existing densities. We make use of DARTE’s bottom-up construction to highlight the biases associated with the common practice of using population as a linear proxy for disaggregating national- or state-scale emissions. Comparing DARTE with existing downscaled inventories, we find biases of 100% or more in the spatial distribution of urban and rural emissions, largely driven by mismatches between inventory downscaling proxies and the actual spatial patterns of vehicle activity at urban scales. Given cities’ dual importance as sources of CO2 and an emerging nexus of climate mitigation initiatives, high-resolution estimates such as DARTE are critical both for accurately quantifying surface carbon fluxes and for verifying the effectiveness of emissions mitigation efforts at urban scales.

Jared Woollacott gives talk at Appalachian State

February 18th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Feb-15, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Talks, Trips

Ian Sue Wing

Ian Sue Wing

Jared Woollacott

Jared Woollacott

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Jared Woollacott gave a talk this past Friday, February 13th, at Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics in Boone, NC.

Jared’s talk was titled “No-regrets climate policy – the ancillary benefits and welfare costs of CO2 abatement in the US electricity sector.”

Jared is a PhD candidate in Geography; he is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

 

Dana Bauer presents at ACES Conference in DC

December 10th, 2014 in 2014, Dana Bauer, Dec-14, Faculty, Ian Sue Wing, Presentations, Undergraduate

Dana Bauer

Dana Bauer

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Dana Bauer is in Washington DC this week to present research at the A Community on Ecosystem Services or ACES Conference.

Bauer will make two presentations during the conference: her first presentation features research performed by Bauer and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing on “Macroeconomic Consequences of Lost Pollination Services.”

Her second presentation feature research performed by Bauer and former Earth & Environment undergraduate Jessika Rose Smith on “Pollination Services and Grower Decision Making.”

To learn more about Prof. Bauer’s work, check out her profile page.

Jordan Winkler Dissertation Defense set for today at 3 pm in 132

December 1st, 2014 in 2014, Dec-14, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Talks

Jordan Winkler

Jordan Winkler

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Jordan Winkler‘s dissertation defense is scheduled for today at 3 PM in CAS 132.

Winkler’s dissertation is titled “Climate Change Impact on Crop Yield: Towards a Probabilistic Modeling Framework.”

Winkler is a PhD candidate in Geography; his advisor is Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

All members of the department are encouraged to come support Jordan.

Jared Woollacott presents research at APPAM Fall Research Conference in New Mexico

November 12th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Nov-14, Presentations, Trips

Jared Woollacott

Jared Woollacott

Earth & Environment Ph.D. candidate Jared Woollacott was in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past week to present his research at the 2014 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference.

Woollacott presented his research on the “costs and ancillary benefits of greenhouse gas policy in the US electric sector.”

Jared Woollacott is a Ph.D. student in Geography; he is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

 

Jared Woollacott participates in D.C. forum

October 31st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Oct-14, Talks

Woolacott, Jard

Jared Woollacott

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Jared Woollacott was in Washington D.C. this past week to participate in the 32nd Stanford Energy Modeling Forum.

The goal of the forum was to assess different implementations of US carbon policy including the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

Woollacott is a PhD candidate in Geography; he is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

 

Jared Woollacott presents research at conference in Turkey

June 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, June-14, Presentations, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Ph.D. candidate Jared Woollacott will be presenting research this Sunday at the World Congress of Environmental Resource Economists.

The conference is being held June 28 to July 2 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Woollacott will be presenting research on the “costs and ancillary benefits of carbon policy in the US electric sector.”

Woollacott is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography. He is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.