Category: Mark Friedl
The Landsat Science Team will meet at Boston University from January 10-12. The meeting is hosted
by Professors Woodcock, Friedl, and Olofsson and will focus on many issues related to the Landsat Program, including:
- Identify priorities for future Landsat measurements and technologies
- Review status of Landsat 9 development
- Review plans and status of USGS Landsat product initiatives – collections and analysis-ready data
The meeting will also include an opportunity for many of the Department’s students and researchers to present their work that is relevant to the Landsat Program.
The paper “Predicting the evolutionary dynamics of seasonal adaptation to novel climates in Arabidopsis thaliana” is available online now at this link.
Wang is a PhD student in Geography advised by Professor Mark Friedl.
Earth & Environment Research Assistant Professor Josh Gray has just accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University. His appointment will begin August 1, 2016.
Gray has been a member of the Department since 2012 when he started as a postdoctoral research associate. He has been a Research Assistant Professor since 2014.
Gray is a member of Professor Mark Friedl‘s research lab where he and Prof. Friedl recently had a new grant funded by NASA . To learn more about the work being done by Gray, Fried, and the rest of the research team, check out the Friedl lab website.
Earth & Environment Research Assistant Professor Josh Gray and Professor Mark Friedl have been awarded funding from NASA. The three year long grant will create phenological indicators of climate impacts on ecosystems. Gray is the PI on the grant and Friedl is the Co-I.
To learn more about Gray and Friedl’s work, check out their profile pages by clicking on their names above.
Earth & Environment Research Assistant Professor Josh Gray was recently interviewed for an article by Net: Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations on how “Corn Belt Farming Gives A Boost To The Global Carbon Cycle.”
The article features Gray discussing his and Professor Mark Frield‘s research on the role corn farming plays in shaping the global carbon cycle. Gray and Friedl’s research on this subject has already been featured in several news articles.
To read the full article, click on the title above or click here.
To read the articles, click on the respective links above.
The article, “Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland productivity,” is first authored by Gray and discusses Gray’s and Friedl’s research on how crop production influences the carbon cycle.
The article has also been featured in multiple news articles published recently.
A summary of the research can be found on Nature News and Views, and direct quotes from Friedl and Gray on their research can be found on Science 2.0, Nature World News, and The Christian Science Monitor.
To see more research done by Friedl, check out a list of his recent publications.
Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra‘s new grant has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)‘s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate Program (AC4).
Hurtyra is Principle Investigator (PI) on the grant, titled “Quantifying Carbon Signatures Across Urban-to-Rural Gradients: Advancing the Capacity for Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Through Observations, Models, and Remote Sensing,” which has been awarded for the period of August 2014 to July 2017.
You can review all of Hutyra’s active grants by visiting the grant section of our website.
Earth & Environment Ph.D. Candidate Eli Melaas will be defending his doctoral dissertation this Thursday, June 5th, 2014, at 2:00 pm in CAS 132.
Eli’s dissertation is titled “Using Eddy Covariance, Remote Sensing and In situ Observations to Improve Models of Springtime Phenology in Temperate Deciduous Forests.”
Eli is a Ph.D. Candidate in Geography and Environment. His primary advisor is Professor Mark Friedl and his research interested include remote sensing and modeling of phenology.
Eli’s dissertation defense will be open to the public; please come out and support Eli!
The Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminar Series will feature talks this week by graduate students Conor Gately and Mary Farina.
This week’s seminar will be held at 3:30 pm this Friday, May 2nd, in STO 453.
Refreshments will be served following the talks.
Mary Farina is receiving her Masters in Geography this year and is an advisee of Professor Mark Friedl.
Abstracts of the talks:
“CO2, Cars and Cities: Does Driving Diminish with Density?” by Conor Gately
The talk will present recent results from the development of a new, multi-decadal, high-resolution inventory of U.S. on-road CO2 emissions. Analysis of emissions trends in urban and rural areas reveals a complex relationship between road travel, CO2 emissions, and population density. These results have implications for urban growth scenarios, as well as for policies to mitigate vehicle emissions and reduce traffic congestion in major urban areas.
“Relationships between tree rings and satellite-based canopy greenness in mixed temperate forests” by Mary Farina
This project examines links between ground-based and satellite-based measures of tree growth in the Northeast United States. Correlations between tree ring widths, Landsat vegetation indices, and Landsat-based phenology records are investigated.