Category: Mark Friedl

Landsat Science Team meets at BU

January 5th, 2017 in 2017, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-17, Mark Friedl, Meeting, News, Pontus Olofsson, Presentations, Researchers

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:

  1. Identify priorities for future Landsat measurements and technologies
  2. Review status of Landsat 9 development
  3. 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.

Jon Wang coauthors new paper published in PNAS

May 10th, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Graduate students, Mark Friedl, May-16, Pub-16, Publications

Wang, Jon

Jon Wang

Earth & Environment graduate student Jon Wang has coauthored a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

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.

Josh Gray accepts tenure track faculty position at NC State

February 10th, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Feb-16, Josh Gray, Mark Friedl, News

Josh Gray

Josh Gray

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.

Josh Gray, Mark Friedl grant funded

February 8th, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Feb-16, Grants, Josh Gray, Mark Friedl, News

Josh Gray

Josh Gray


Mark Friedl

Mark Friedl

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.

Josh Gray featured in article on corn’s role in the carbon cycle

January 27th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jan-15, Josh Gray, Mark Friedl, News

Josh Gray

Josh Gray

Mark Friedl

Mark Friedl

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 learn more about Gray’s work, check out his profile page. To learn more about Friedl’s work, check out his profile page.

Two new articles feature Josh Gray and Mark Friedl research

November 21st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Josh Gray, Mark Friedl, News, Nov-14

Josh Gray

Josh Gray

Mark Friedl

Mark Friedl

Josh Gray and Mark Friedl‘s recent publication in Nature continues to receive media attention.

A new article posted on Futurity quotes Friedl discussing the research and an article on Climate Central quotes Gray.

To read the articles, click on the respective links above.

Josh Gray and Mark Friedl publish article in Nature and are featured in several news articles

November 20th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Josh Gray, Mark Friedl, News, Nov-14, Publications

Mark Friedl

Mark Friedl

Josh Gray

Josh Gray

Earth & Environment Research Assistant Professor Josh Gray and Professor Mark Friedl have published a new article in Nature.

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 learn more about the work done by Gray and Friedl, check out their respective profiles on our site by clicking on their names.

To see more research done by Friedl, check out a list of his recent publications.

Lucy Hutyra grant awarded funding

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, Awards, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Grants, June-14, Lucy Hutyra, Mark Friedl

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.

Working with Hutyra as Co-PI’s on the project are Professors Mark Friedl and Curtis Woodcock.

You can review all of Hutyra’s active grants by visiting the grant section of our website.


Eli Melaas to defend dissertation this Thursday at 2:00 in CAS 132

May 30th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, June-14, Mark Friedl, Presentations

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!

Conor Gately & Mary Farina to give talks as part of Graduate Student Seminar Series

May 1st, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Lucy Hutyra, Mark Friedl, May-14

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.

Conor Gately is a PhD Candidate being advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing and Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra.

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.