Category: Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler
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.
Earth & Environment Ph.D. Candidate Hollie Emery has just been award funding from the National Science Foundation under their Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG) program.
With the grant, Emery will continue to work on research related to her dissertation. In her proposal to seek DDIG funding, Emery writes, “This project will expand my ongoing research into the effects of precipitation change on salt marsh greenhouse gas emissions. DDIG funding will enable me to closely examine changes in the taxonomic diversity and functional gene expression of the microbial community responsible for trace greenhouse gas production and consumption. This approach will connect ecosystem scale gas flux measurements with microbial ecology.”
Emery is a PhD Candidate in Earth Sciences focusing on coastal biogeochemistry and ecology. To learn more about the work Emery and Prof. Fulweiler do, check out the Fulweiler Lab website or check out Prof. Fulweiler’s recent news and publications.
The article featured, “Silica uptake by Spartina—evidence of multiple modes of accumulation from salt marshes around the world,” is part of Carey’s dissertation work at BU and is coauthored by E&E Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler.
To learn more about Carey’s work, check out her website.
To read the paper, click here. To read the articles, click on their respective titles.
Earth & Environment PhD student Sarabeth Buckley has just returned from an intensive two week ecology seminar at the world-renowned Cary Institute. The prestigious seminar focused on the Fundamentals of Ecosystem Ecology and was taught by leading experts in the field.
The seminar was titled “Shore Nitrogen Cycling – Variation in Space and Time.”
To learn more about Fulweiler’s work, visit her website.
Wally Fulweiler, Phd Candidate Tim Maguire, Alumni Joanna Carey, and Adrien Finzi publish article in Frontiers
The paper, “Does elevated CO2 alter silica uptake in trees?“, is the first to examine the impacts of elevated CO2 on the terrestrial Si cycle.
Second author on the paper is Fulweiler’s PhD student Tim Maguire; Earth & Environment alumni Joanna Carey, now working as a postdoctoral associate at the Marine Biological Lab, and Biology Professor Adrien Finzi also co-authored the paper.
The paper is available now online here.
The article, “Spatial and historic variability of benthic nitrogen cycling in an anthropogenically impacted estuary,” is first authored by Foster and co-authored by Fulweiler.
To read the article, click here.