Category: Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler
Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler has been invited to open a special issue of the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, devoted to the work and impact of G. E. Hutchinson. “His career spanned numerous disciplines from community and historical ecology to taxonomy and geology,” Dr. Fulweiler writes. “He transformed the fields of ecology, biogeochemistry, and limnology.” Read the article here.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Robinson W. Fulweiler, who has been named to the 2016 fellows program of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. She will be honored at the February Aquatic Sciences meeting in Honolulu.
PhD student Emily Chua, Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler, and their co-authors have published “A Review of the Emerging Field of Underwater Mass Spectrometry” in Frontiers in Marine Science. Mass spectrometers are versatile sensor systems, owing to their high sensitivity and ability to simultaneously measure multiple chemical species. Over the last two decades, traditional laboratory-based membrane inlet mass spectrometers have been adapted for underwater use. Underwater mass spectrometry (UMS) has drastically improved our capability to monitor a broad suite of gaseous compounds (e.g., dissolved atmospheric gases, light hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compounds) in the aquatic environment. This article provides an overview of the progress made in the field of UMS since its inception in the 1990s to the present.
Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler has co-authored “Low ratios of silica to dissolved nitrogen supplied to rivers arise from agriculture not reservoirs” in Ecology Letters. Read about the research through the University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program, and find the full article at Ecology Letters.
Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler delivers keynote at Society for Women in Marine Science Symposium
Earth & Environment associate professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler will deliver the keynote address at the Society for Women in Marine Science Symposium in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The SWMS seeks to create a community of marine researchers who acknowledge and address the difficulties facing women and minorities in the marine field.
Earth & Environment’s own marine biologist fulfilled a lifelong dream this summer when she dove 1,130 meters beneath the ocean’s surface. Read about her dive at medium.com.
The paper, “Sediment Nitrous Oxide Fluxes are Dominated by Uptake in a Temperate Estuary,” can be found online here.
The work for the paper was funded by Prof. Fulweiler’s Woods Hole Sea Grant and by the Sloan Foundation.
To learn more about Foster and Fulweiler’s work, check out the Fulweiler lab website.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Emily Chua was recently award a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council doctoral scholarship from the Canadian government.
Chua is a first-year PhD candidate in Earth Sciences studying under Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler.
To learn more about Chua and Prof. Fulweiler’s work, check out the Fulweiler lab website.
The article “Urban Dissolved Silica: Quantifying the Role of Groundwater and Runoff in Wastewater Influent” is first authored by Maguire and is available online now at this link.
Maguire is a PhD candidate in Biology, and he is advised by Prof. Fulweiler.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor R. Wally Fuweiler and many of the students that comprise the Fulweiler Lab are in Portland, OR this week to take part in the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federations 23rd Biennial Conference.
As part of the conference, Fulweiler and her team are participating in the conference in a number of ways:
Fulweiler will be giving an invited plenary talk on “Triaging the Coastal Ocean” as well as chairing a session on the same subject.
Currently Ph.D. Sarabeth Buckley will be giving a presentation on “The Race Between Salt Marshes and Sea Level Rise: Northeastern US and Bay of Fundy.”
Current PhD Hollie Emery will be giving a presentation on “Salt marshes in a changing climate: greenhouse gas emissions, carbon cycling, and precipitation change.”
Undergraduate member of the Fulweiler Lab Rob Lauto will be giving a presentation on “The impact of harmful algal bloom organic matter on sediment denitrification.”
Current Ph.D. Sarah Foster will be presenting a poster on “Evidence of phosphorus limitation on sediment nitrous oxide uptake in a shallow, temperate estuary”
Current Ph.D. Tim Maguire will be giving a presentation on “Waste water and urban runoff – significant anthropogenic sources of silica to coastal systems.”
Former PhD student and now postdoctoral associate at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole Jo Carey is cockering a session titled Responses of Salt Marshes to Sea Level Rise and giving a talk titled “Salt marsh greenhouse gas emissions in a warmer world.”
Former Fulweiler lab student and current UCONN Ph.D. student Amanda Vieillard is giving a presentation on “How the eastern oyster influences coastal nutrient cycling: stable isotopes in a mesocosm study.”
Former Ph.D. co-advised by Fulweiler at the University of Rhode Island and now postdoctoral associate at the University of Georgia Lindsey Fields will be giving a talk on “Resuspension of sedimented oil from the Deepwater Horizon: Impact on biogeochemistry at the sediment-water interface.”