Category: Suchi Gopal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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”).
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?”
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.
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.