Category: Michael Dietze

Research led by E&E alum Arnold Fernandes highlighted in EOS

April 9th, 2018 in 2018, Alumni, Apr-18, Faculty, Graduate students, Michael Dietze, Pub-18, Publications, Sergio Fagherazzi

A new publication by E&E alum Arnold Fernandes and E&E PhD student William Kearney has been highlighted in Earth & Space Science News. In their article, “Declining Radial Growth Response of Coastal Forests to Hurricanes and Nor’easters,” published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, Fernandes, Kearney, and their colleagues “adopt a dendroclimatic and statistical modeling approach to understand the response and resilience of a coastal pine forest to extreme storm events, over the past few decades.” They suggest their results “can help predict vegetation response patterns to similar disturbances in the future.” Their co-authors include E&E faculty members Michael Dietze and Sergio Fagherazzi.

Associate professor Michael Dietze wins Hariri Incubation Award

February 9th, 2018 in 2018, Awards, Faculty, Feb-18, Michael Dietze, News

Associate professor Michael Dietze and Abraham Matta of the Hariri Institute for Computing have received a Hariri Research Incubation Award for their project “A Scalable and Secure Cyberinfrastructure for the Repeatability of Ecological Research.”

Associate professor Michael Dietze publishes on ecological forecasting in PNAS

January 31st, 2018 in 2018, Faculty, Jan-18, Michael Dietze, News, Pub-18, Publications

Associate Professor Michael C. Dietze and his colleagues have just published “Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS). “Near-term forecasts provide the opportunity to iteratively cycle between performing analyses and updating predictions in light of new evidence,” Dietze and his co-authors argue. “This iterative process of gaining feedback, building experience, and correcting models and methods is critical for improving forecasts.”

Associate professor Michael Dietze publishes in Global Change Biology

September 18th, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, Michael Dietze, Pub-17, Publications, Sept-17

Associate professor Michael Dietze has co-authored “Vegetation Demographics in Earth System Models: a review of progress and priorities” in the journal Global Change Biology. “…We review the developments that permit the representation of plant demographics in [Earth System Models],” writes Dietze and his colleagues, “and identify issues raised by these developments that highlight important gaps in ecological understanding.” Click here to read the full article.

New book by associate professor Michael Dietze now available

May 17th, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, May-17, Michael Dietze, News, Pub-17, Publications

Associate Professor Michael Dietze has published Ecological Forecasting through Princeton University Press. “Dietze shows us how to approach forecasting using models based on large datasets and how to make the results easy to digest,” writes one reviewer. “This book is certain to be a benchmark in the science of ecological forecasting for decades to come.”



Read the update on Michael Dietze’s tickborne disease research

March 23rd, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, Grants, Mar-17, Michael Dietze, News

“To protect personnel on Southeastern military installations from tickborne diseases, a federal program has awarded a five-year, $2.45 million grant to a team of researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and other institutions.” That includes BU and Associate Professor Michael Dietze.

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Congratulations to former EE postdoc Christine Rollinson on new research position

January 17th, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, Jan-17, Michael Dietze, News, Researchers

Christine Rollinson, a former postdoctoral associate with Associate Professor Michael Dietze, has joined the Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science as their Forest Ecologist.

Associate Professor Michael Dietze and former EE postdoc Chritine Rollinson co-author article in Global Change Biology

January 17th, 2017 in Faculty, Michael Dietze, News, Pub-17, Publications, Researchers

Associate Professor Michael Dietze and former Earth & Environment Postdoctoral Associate Christine Rollinson have co-authored “Emergent climate and CO2 sensitivities of net primary productivity in ecosystem models do not agree with empirical data in temperate forests of eastern North America” in Global Change Biology. “Ecosystem models show divergent responses of the terrestrial carbon cycle to global change over the next century,” they and their colleagues write. “Individual model evaluation and multi-model comparisons with data have largely focused on individual processes at sub-annual to decadal scales.”

Associate Professor Michael Dietze co-authors article in GCB Bioenergy

January 9th, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, Jan-17, Michael Dietze, News, Pub-17, Publications

Associate Professor Michael Dietze has co-authored “BETYdb: a yield, trait, and ecosystem service database applied to second-generation bioenergy feedstock production” in the journal GCB Bioenergy. “Increasing demand for sustainable energy has led to research and development on the cultivation of diverse plant species for biomass production,” write Dr. Dietze and his colleagues. “To support the research and development required to domesticate and cultivate crops for bioenergy, we developed the Biofuel Ecophysiological Traits and Yields database (BETYdb).” Additional information about the work can be found at EurekAlert!.

Associate Professor Michael Dietze’s new book now available for pre-order

December 12th, 2016 in 2016, Dec-16, Faculty, Michael Dietze, Pub-16, Publications

Ecological Forecasting, the new book by Associate Professor Michael Dietze, is now available for pre-order.

Ecologists are being asked to respond to unprecedented environmental challenges. How can they provide the best available scientific information about what will happen in the future? Ecological Forecasting is the first book to bring together the concepts and tools needed to make ecology a more predictive science.

Ecological Forecasting presents a new way of doing ecology. A closer connection between data and models can help us to project our current understanding of ecological processes into new places and times. This accessible and comprehensive book covers a wealth of topics, including Bayesian calibration and the complexities of real-world data; uncertainty quantification, partitioning, propagation, and analysis; feedbacks from models to measurements; state-space models and data fusion; iterative forecasting and the forecast cycle; and decision support.

  • Features case studies that highlight the advances and opportunities in forecasting across a range of ecological subdisciplines, such as epidemiology, fisheries, endangered species, biodiversity, and the carbon cycle
  • Presents a probabilistic approach to prediction and iteratively updating forecasts based on new data
  • Describes statistical and informatics tools for bringing models and data together, with emphasis on:
  • Quantifying and partitioning uncertainties
  • Dealing with the complexities of real-world data
  • Feedbacks to identifying data needs, improving models, and decision support
  • Numerous hands-on activities in R available online