Category: Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler
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.”
Earth & Environment Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler gave an invited talk at the Geological Society of America Meeting on November 1st.
Prof. Fulweiler’s talk, “City Shortcuts: Documenting Si Export Pathways in an Urban Ecosystem,” was on research performed by Fulweiler’s Ph.D. student Tim Maguire on silica. Maguire’s research was supported in part by the BU Initiative on Cities and was also featured in BU Today.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler was recently awarded the University of Rhode Island Distinguished Alumni Rising Star Award.
The URI Distinguished Alumni Rising Star Award is given annual to URI alumni with “at least 10 years in their career field who are already making significant contributions to their profession and community at-large by demonstrating innovative, responsible professional leadership, potential for future distinction and a commitment to serving others” (“2015 Rising Star“). For more information on the award ceremony and Prof. Fulweiler’s win, visit URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography website.
The article, “Experts gather to discuss effects of aquaculture’s rapid growth,” can be accessed online here.
Last Friday, Earth & Environment students presented research at the New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS) Spring Meeting.
PhD Candidate in Earth Science Sarahbeth Buckley presented research on “Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Long Island Sound Salt Marshes;” PhD Candidate in Earth Science Sarah Foster presented research on “Environmental Controls on Sediment Nitrous Oxide Fluxes in an Anthropogenically Impacted Coastal Ecosystem;” and PhD Candidate in Biology Tim Maguire presented research on “Urban Runoff – An Overlooked yet Significant Source of Silica to Coastal Habitats.”
After the presentations, Sarah Foster was awarded the Ketchum prize for best graduate student talk.
The article, “Truths and Half-truths,” examines the difficulties surrounding communicating scientific information to the general public. Central to the the article is “The impact of changing climate on phenology, productivity ,and benthic-pelagic coupling in Narragansett Bay” coauthored by Fulweiler and published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
To read “Truths and Half-truths,” click on the article title.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) is awarded to 2,000 students each year and “provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution) for graduate study that leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in science or engineering” (NSF Press Release). This year’s recipients were selected from a pool of over 16,000 applicants.
Buckley is a PhD candidate in Earth Science who is advised by Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler. To learn more about the work Buckley and Fulweiler do, check out Fulweiler’s lab website, or see Fulweiler’s recent news and publications.