Category: Ranga Myneni

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

 

Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthors three new articles

May 28th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, May-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

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

  • Piao et al., 2015. Leaf onset in the northern hemisphere triggered by daytime temperature. Nature Communications, 2015 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms7911)
  • Shi et al., 2015. Mapping annual precipitation across mainland China in the period 2001-2010 from TRMMM3B43 product using spatial downscaling approach. Remote Sensing (doi: 10.3390/rs70505849)
  • Tian et al., 2015. Response of vegetation activity to climatic change and ecological programs in Inner Mongolia from 2000 to 2012. Ecol. Eng. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.098)

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

Ranga Myneni coauthors paper in Global Change Biology

January 20th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jan-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Professor Ranga Myneni coauthored a paper in Global Change Biology with a multi-national group of researchers on the detection and attribution of vegetation greening trend in China over the last 30 years.

The paper can be downloaded from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12795/pdf

Jian Bi and Ranga Myneni Coauthor an Article in PNAS

October 30th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Oct-14, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Jian Bi

Jian Bi

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment PhD student Jian Bi and Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthored an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA entitled “Vegetation dynamics and rainfall sensitivity of the Amazon” together with colleagues from NASA and Oregon State University.

This article reports that since the year 2000, precipitation has declined across 69% of the tropical evergreen forest (5.4 million km2) and across 80% of the subtropical grasslands (3.3 million km2). These reductions, which coincided with a decline in terrestrial water storage, account for about 55% of a satellite-observed widespread decline in the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI).

The article can be downloaded from: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/10/24/1404870111.abstract

Ranga Myneni Coauthors Paper in Nature Communications

October 16th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Oct-14, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Professor Ranga Myneni coauthored a paper in Nature Communications with a multi-national group of researchers on the weakening relationship between vegetation photosynthetic activity and temperature in the northern latitudes.

The paper can be downloaded from http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141016/ncomms6018/full/ncomms6018.html