Graduate students

Women In STEM Panel

On July 9th at 5:30PM, Nia Bartolucci will be a speaker on a panel being hosted by the Girl Up chapter at the Canadian International School in Bangalore, India, entitled “Women in STEM”.  Girl Up is a UN affiliated group that works to educate, advocate, and fundraise for gender equality. With the other panelists we […]

Students in Research Class Present at the Massachusetts Green Careers Conference

At the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in Westborough, MA, on September 20, Alana Danison and Madeleine Mattson participated in Rick Reibstein’s presentation on the projects students have been doing in his class Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations (GE 532 and 534). The projects have included work on lead poisoning prevention, water quality […]

Tess McCabe honored for ESA presentation

PhD candidate Tess McCabe has received the E.C. Pielou Award from the Ecological Society of America. The competitive award is made annually based on the overall quality of a student’s scientific contribution to statistical ecology. At the ESA’s Annual Meeting, Tess presented “Scaling contagious disturbance in a spatially implicit way: Implications for describing disturbance regimes.” She […]

Chi Chen and Taejin Park publish on photosynthetic activity in Global Change Biology

PhD students Chi Chen and Taejin Park recently published “Changes in the timing of peak photosynthetic activity in northern ecosystems” in Global Change Biology. The authors use the “laws of minimum” as a basis and introduce a new framework where the timing (day of year) of peak photosynthetic activity (DOYPmax) acts as a proxy for […]

Ian Smith wins NSF Grad Research Fellowship

Ian Smith, a Visiting Fellow and incoming PhD student, has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF GRF Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Ian’s research focuses on the impacts of landscape fragmentation and […]

Emily Chua writes about sailing the high seas with robots

PhD candidate Emily Chua has just published “Sailing the Seven Seas with Argo” in a blog for oceanbites. “Argo is a fleet of nearly 4,000 robotic floats which prowl the upper (<1 kilometer depth) ocean, collecting information on the physical state of the ocean,” Chua notes, adding that much of the world’s oceans remain unsampled […]

Emily Chua and Claudia Mazur receive Warren-McLeod Fellowships

PhD students Emily Chua and Claudia Mazur have been awarded Warren-McLeod Fellowships for their marine science work. Chua will use her year-long award to help develop an underwater instrument to investigate biogeochemical processes occurring in marine sediments. Mazur will use her summer grant to study nitrogen cycling in coastal marine sediments. The Warren-McLeod Graduate Fellowship in Marine […]

Sarah Foster and Wally Fulweiler in Eos spotlight

A new article by PhD candidate Sarah Foster and Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler has been featured in the Research Spotlight of Eos, AGU’s weekly magazine. In “Estuarine Sediments Exhibit Dynamic and Variable Biogeochemical Responses to Hypoxia,” Foster and Fulweiler investigate how estuary sediments interact with oxygen levels in water to affect nutrient levels and greenhouse […]

Chi Chen and Taejin Park publish widely covered article in Nature Sustainability

PhD students Chi Chen and Taejin Park, members of Ranga Myneni and Yuri Knyazikhin’s research group, recently published “China and India lead in greening of the world through land-use management” in Nature Sustainability. NASA and several other organizations issued press releases that were covered widely in various forms of media. The article reports that the […]

Ana Reboredo Segovia wins grant for land use change research in Colombia

Ana Reboredo Segovia, a second-year PhD student working with Christoph Nolte, has received a grant from National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Ana will use the more than $7,000 in support of her project, “Comparing Impacts of Payments versus Acquisitions on Land Use Change and Livelihoods in Antioquia, Colombia.”