Category: Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal featured in BU Annual Report

February 4th, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Feb-16, News, Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal and her research have been featured in Boston University’s 2015 Annual Report.

Prof. Gopal’s work is highlighted in the section of the report that focuses on the question “how do we keep the research flowing?” You can find the feature in the section titled “Building a Better Lab.”

To learn more about Prof. Gopal’s work, check out her profile page.

Suchi Gopal to give invited public lecture at Boston Athenæum

January 19th, 2016 in 2016, Events, Faculty, Jan-16, Suchi Gopal, Talks

Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal has been invited to give a public lecture at the Boston Athenæum this Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

The lecture, “Mapping in the 21st Century: Maps, Apps, Tools & Beyond” is open to the public but registration is required. To learn more about the event and register, visit the event website here.

To learn more about Professor Gopal’s work, check out her profile page.

Suchi Gopal, Nathan Phillips featured in BU Today video

October 13th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Nathan Phillips, News, Oct-15, Suchi Gopal

Earth  & Environment Professors Suchi Gopal and Nathan Phillips have been featured in a new video published by BU Today. The video “Cycling on Comm Ave, Seriously” focuses on the benefits and dangers of commuting via bicycle in a large city like Boston.

The video is embedded below. To see other more videos of members of the Department, check out our departmental media page, which features  a section dedicated to talks and lectures and a section of news-related media.

 

Suchi Gopal to participate in roundtable discussion at 2:00 pm Friday in Photonics Center

October 1st, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Oct-15, Suchi Gopal, Talks

Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal is set to participate in a roundtable discussion on “Digital Humanities in the Classroom” as part of the Boston University Digital Humanities 2015 Symposium.

The roundtable will take place from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Photonics Center and feature Gopal, Christina Carrick from History, Arnold Lele from Philosophy, and Shelia Cordner from CGS Humanities.

To learn more about Gopal’s work, check out her profile page or see her recent news and publications.

Suchi Gopal to give invited talk at Clark University

September 14th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Sept-15, Suchi Gopal, Talks

Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal has been invited to give a talk at Clark University in Worcester, MA this week as part of the Clark’s “Graduate School of Geography Fall 2015 Colloquium Speaker Series.” The seminar will be held this Thursday, September 17th.

Gopal’s talk will focus on “Spatial Dynamics and Ecosystem Tradeoff Analysis in Cambodia’s Great Lake Tonle Sap.”

To learn more about Professor Gopal’s work, check out her profile page, or see her recent news and publications.

 

Suchi Gopal, multiple grad students publish article in Coastal Management

June 1st, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Jun-15, Pub-15, Publications, Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal and graduate students Valerie Pasquarella, Marta Ribera, and Chris Holden have published a new article in the journal Coastal Management.

The article titled “Modeling Coastal and Marine Environmental Risks in Belize: the Marine Integrated Decision Analysis System (MIDAS)” will be published in the upcoming 3rd issue of the 43rd volume of the journal. It can be accessed online now at this link.

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

Valeria Pasquarella is a PhD candidate in geography with an emphasis in applied remote sensing and GIS. She is advised by Prof. Gopal.

Marta Ribera recently finished her PhD in geography; she was advised by Prof. Gopal.

Chris Holden is a PhD candidate in geography with an emphasis in remote sensing of land cover change and carbon emissions. He is advised by Prof. Curtis Woodcock.

Marta Ribera

Marta Ribera

Valerie Pasquarella

Valerie Pasquarella

To learn more about the work of Prof. Gopal and her students, check out Prof. Gopal’s profile page, or see her recent news and publications.

Suchi Gopal featured in new article on BU Research, BU Today

April 1st, 2015 in 2015, Apr-15, Faculty, News, Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal has been featured in a new article published by BU Research and featured on BU Today.

The article “Mapmaker, Matchmaker: Suchi Gopal and the Power of Maps,” discusses Gopal’s work with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and how Gopal uses her research to span a variety of disciplines “from anthropology to public health” (“Mapmaker”).

To read the article, click here. To learn more about Gopal’s work, check out her publications or her recent news posts.

Valerie Pasquarella awarded Teaching-as-Research Fellowship

March 27th, 2015 in 2015, Awards, Faculty, Graduate students, Mar-15, Suchi Gopal

Valerie Pasquarella

Valerie Pasquarella

Earth & Environment PhD Candidate Valerie Pasquarella has been named a Teaching-as-Research Fellow. As part of her fellowship, Pasquarella will receive a $1,000 award and participate in a seminar on teaching as research.

Pasquarella is a PhD candidate in Geography with an emphasis in applied remote sensing and GIS. She is advised by Prof. Suchi Gopal.

The Teaching as Research (TAR) Fellowship is sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network. Boston University’s CIRTL TAR Team member and BU Professor of Physics Bennett Goldberg provides a description of the Fellowship and Pasquarella’s project:

Teaching-as-Research involves the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of students and teachers. [Pasquarella] will be in the TAR seminar this spring, and implement a project in a classroom in the summer or fall. BU Physics student Joe Hardcastle talks about TAR at: http://www.bu.edu/stem/teaching-as-research-joe-hardcastle/ or find out about upcoming TAR events.
Valerie Pasquarella’s TAR project has the working title: Seeing the map for the globe: Improving spatial reasoning skills through alternative methods of teaching map projections; she has the support of her faculty advisor for the project Brooke Wikgren and her research advisor Prof. Suchi Gopal. Valerie’s TAR project will explore the following idea: Does an alternative approach to teaching map projections that (1) focuses on maps as imperfect representations (models) of reality, and (2) integrates traditional content on map projections (i.e. transformation from 3D to 2D ) with problem-solving tasks that require students to face the problems of map distortion in reverse (i.e. transformation from 2D to 3D) improve the spatial reasoning skills of first-semester (novice) GIS students?”

                        

Suchi Gopal publishes new article in Social Science & Medicine

September 22nd, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Publications, Sept-14, Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal has published a new article in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

The article, “Accessibility patterns and community integration among previously homeless adults: A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach,” will be available in print in the 120th volume of the journal due out November 2014.

The article is available online now; to read the article, click on the journal title or this link.

To learn more about Professor Gopal’s publications, visit her recent publications page in our publications section.

Valerie Pasquarella’s dissertation research featured in Mass Audubon’s Sanctuary Magazine

June 23rd, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Graduate students, June-14, News, Publications, Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment PhD Candidate Valerie Pasquarella’s dissertation research is featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Sanctuary Magazine, the journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. (http://www.massaudubon.org/content/download/12534/197327/file/mpa-sanctuary-summer2014-full.pdf, pages 22-23.)

Ann Prince’s article titled “Integrating Satellite Remote Sensing and On-the-Ground Observation” describes Pasquarella’s work using Landsat time series and ground-based ecological records to improve understanding of long-term ecological dynamics at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, MA.

Pasquarella is jointly advised by Profs. Suchi Gopal and Curtis Woodcock in Earth & Environment and Prof. Les Kaufman in Biology.