Category: Ranga Myneni

Former Visiting Scholar Dr. Zhu and Prof. Myneni coauthor article in Nature Climate Change

April 28th, 2016 in 2016, Apr-16, Faculty, News, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

An article titled “Greening of the Earth and its Drivers” has been published on April 25th 2016 reporting carbon dioxide as the major reason for greening of our planet. All related materials can be found at
http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/highlights/articles-with-press-releases/greening-earth-zhu/

Jian Bi (PhD 2015) Awarded NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship

April 6th, 2016 in 2016, Apr-16, Faculty, Graduate students, Ranga Myneni

Jian Bi, a PhD graduate of our department, was recently awarded a NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will be located at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Prof. Ralph Keeling as his adviser. Dr. Bi’s research specialty is remote sensing of vegetation, in particular the Amazonian rainforests. He graduated in September 2015 (Myneni, first reader).

Prof. Ranga Myneni’s group members coauthor two articles

April 1st, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Former visiting scholar Zaichun Zhu and Earth & Environment Prof. Ranga Myneni are coauthors on two recent articles.

  1. Yan et al., 2016. Assessing spatiotemporal variation of drought in China and its impact on agriculture during 1982-2011 by using PDSI indices and agriculture drought survey data. J. Geophys. Res., (Atmos.), (doi:doi: 10.1002/2015JD024285)
  2. Catalano et al., 2016. Observationally based analysis of land–atmosphere coupling. Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 251–266, 2016 (doi:10.5194/esd-7-251-2016)

Prof. Myneni’s web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/

Prof. Ranga Myneni’s group members coauthor an article published Global Change Biology

December 1st, 2015 in 2015, Dec-15, Faculty, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Former visiting scholar Zaichun Zhu and Earth & Environment Prof. Ranga Myneni are coauthors of an article titled “Global Impacts of the 1980s Regime Shift” in the journal Global Change Biology. The article, authored by 29 scientists from multiple countries, reports the discovery of a world-wide climate regime shift in the Earth’s biophysical system from the upper atmosphere to the depths of ocean and from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The article is available through open access from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13106/full

Prof. Myneni’s web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/

Ranga Myneni quoted in BBC article

November 17th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, News, Nov-15, Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni was quoted in a new article published by the BBC about climate change.

The article, “Society ‘to be hit by climate change,'” can be found online here.

To learn more about Prof. Myneni’s work, visit out his website.

Prof. Myneni’s Group Coauthors Article in Nature Climate Change

October 28th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Oct-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Former PhD student Jian Bi and Visiting Scientist Anna Ukkola together with Earth and Environment Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthored an article published in Nature Climate Change on October-19-2015. The article entitled “Reduced streamflow in water-stressed climates consistent with CO2 effects on vegetation” reports that the precipitation threshold for water limitation of vegetation cover has significantly declined during the past three decades, and the sub-humid and semi-arid basins of Australia are not only greening but also consuming more water, leading to significant reductions in streamflow. These observations are consistent with expects effects of elevated CO2 on vegetation.

The article can be downloaded from http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2831.html

Prof. Myneni’s website is: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/

Ranga Myneni cited in blog article

October 20th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, News, Oct-15, Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni has been quoted in a blog article posted on Desmog.

The article “Climate Science Denialist Matt Ridley Criticised By Same Scientist He Sources on Greening Planet Claims” critiques a Matt Ridley-pinned opinion piece that purportedly uses Prof. Myneni’s work to back up Ridley’s argument.

To read the article, click on the link above or click here.

To read more on Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his profile page or see his recent news and publications.

Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthors three new articles

August 4th, 2015 in 2015, Aug-15, Faculty, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Prof. Ranga B. Myneni recently coauthored the following journal articles with current- and ex-graduate students and visiting scholars:
  • Xu et al., 2015. Satellite observation of tropical forest seasonality: spatial patterns of carbon exchange in Amazonia. Environ. Res. Lett., 2015 (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084005)
  • Shen et al., 2015. Evaporative cooling over the Tibetan Plateau induced by vegetation growth. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2015 (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1504418112)
  • Ni et al., 2015. Mapping forest canopy height over continental China using multi-source remote sensing data. Remote Sensing, 2015 (doi: 10.3390/rs70708436)
To read more about Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg

Profs. Yuri Kynazikhin and Ranga Myneni coauthor a new article

June 18th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jun-15, Juri Knjazihhin, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Profs. Yuri Knyazikhin and Ranga B. Myneni recently coauthored the following article:

  • Bi et al., 2015. Sunlight mediated seasonality in canopy structure and photosynthetic activity of Amazonian rainforests. Environ. Res. Lett., 2015 (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/064014)

The first author Jian Bi is a 2015 PhD graduate of the Department.

To read more about Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg

 

Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthors a new article

June 18th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jun-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Prof. Ranga B. Myneni recently coauthored the following journal article:

To read more about Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg