Category: Graduate students

Sean Mackay’s work featured on EOS, Earth and Space Sciences News

March 24th, 2015 in 2015, Dave Marchant, Faculty, Graduate students, Mar-15

Sean Mackay

Sean Mackay

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Sean Mackay’s recent paper has been selected as a feature publication in the Research Spotlight selection of EOS, Earth and Space Sciences News.

The article, “Cold-based debris-covered glaciers: Evaluating their potential as climate archives through studies of ground-penetrating radar and surface morphology,” published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, is also coauthored by E&E Professor Dave Marchant and E&E PhD candidate Jennifer Lamp.

 

Jennifer Lamp

Jennifer Lamp

Dave Marchant

Dave Marchant

To read the research spotlight in EOS, click here.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Prof. Marchant’s work, check out his profile or his recent news and publications.

Grad Student Seminar Today at 3 in CAS 313

March 6th, 2015 in 2015, Department Seminars, Graduate students, Mar-15

The next Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminar will take place today at 3:00 pm in CAS 313.

Chloe Anderson

Chloe Anderson

Xiaojing Tang

Xiaojing Tang

Presenting at today’s seminar are Chloe Anderson and Xiaojing Tang. Anderson will be presenting on “Tracking monsoon related provenance changes in continental margin sediment of the East China Sea: Preliminary results from IODP Expedition 346,” and Tang will be presenting on “Near Real-Time Monitoring of Land Cover Disturbance by Fusion of MODIS and Landsat Data.”

The E&E Grad Student Seminars are held weekly as a forum for students to present their work and receive feedback and practice for future presentations.

All students and faculty are expected to attend and provide a short evaluation of each presenter providing positive feedback.

Former Grad Zhe Zhu, Curtis Woodcock, and Christopher Holden publish paper in Remote Sensing of Environment

March 5th, 2015 in 2015, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Former Students, Graduate students, Mar-15, Pub-15, Publications

Zhe Zhu

Zhe Zhu

Former Earth & Environment Postdoctoral Associate and graduate student Zhe Zhu is first author on a new paper published in Remote Sensing of Environment.

The paper, “Generating synthetic Landsat images based on all available Landsat data: predicting Landsat surface reflectance at any given time,” was co-authored by Dr. Zhu’s PhD advisor and mentor Professor Curtis Woodcock and by current PhD candidate Chris Holden.

 

woodcock

Curtis Woodcock

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

To read the paper, click the link above. To learn more about Professor Woodcock’s work, check out his profile, or see his recent news and publications.

Dr. Zhu is currently a research scientist at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center which is a part of the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Jared Woollacott gives talk at Appalachian State

February 18th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Feb-15, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Talks, Trips

Ian Sue Wing

Ian Sue Wing

Jared Woollacott

Jared Woollacott

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Jared Woollacott gave a talk this past Friday, February 13th, at Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics in Boone, NC.

Jared’s talk was titled “No-regrets climate policy – the ancillary benefits and welfare costs of CO2 abatement in the US electricity sector.”

Jared is a PhD candidate in Geography; he is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

 

Hollie Emery awarded DDIG funding from NSF

February 13th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Feb-15, Graduate students, Grants, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

Hollie Emery

Hollie Emery

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.”

R. Wally Fulweiler

R. Wally Fulweiler

Emery’s advisor E&E Associate Professor R. Wally Fulweiler provides more information on Emery’s project on this page of the Fulweiler lab website.

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.

Grad student seminars today at 3 pm

February 6th, 2015 in 2015, Department Seminars, Feb-15, Graduate students

The Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminars will be held today at 3 pm in CAS 313.

This week’s seminar will feature:

 

Katie Eccles

Katie Eccles

“Neoarchean metamorphism recorded in high-precision Sm-Nd isotope systematics of garnet from the Jack Hills, Australia” by Katie Eccles

 

 

Conor Gately

Conor Gately

“Cities and CO2: The importance of quantifying carbon emissions at local scales” By Conor Gately

 

 

 

Valerie

Valerie Pasquarella

“Conservation in the Information Age: The role of crowd sourcing in mapping and monitoring bird species” By Valerie Pasquarella

Josh Mantooth awarded DDIG project funding by NSF

February 6th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Grants, Jan-15, Michael Dietze

Josh Mantooth

Josh Mantooth

Earth & Environment PhD Candidate Josh Mantooth‘s new grant project titled “Linking Tree Demography and Nonstructural Carbon in Eastern US Forests” has just been selected for Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant funding by the National Science Foundation.

In a summary of the project, Mantooth writes, “this project will build upon ongoing dissertation research, which aims to understand what factors are controlling tree growth and mortality in eastern US forests, by exploring the role of stores tree carbon reserves, also known as non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs), in explaining observations of tree growth and mortality.”

Michael Dietze

Michael Dietze

Mantooth is a PhD candidate studying tree carbon reserves in the eastern US. He is advised by Assistant Professor Mike Dietze.

To learn more about the work Prof. Dietze and his research team are doing, check out his recent news and publications.

Dave Marchant and his research group featured in BU Research

February 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Dave Marchant, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-15, News

Dave Marchant

Dave Marchant

Professor Dave Marchant and his Antarctic research are featured in six new videos produced by BU Today and Prehensile Productions for BU Research.

The videos and text, collectively titled “The Search for Ancient Ice,” include interviews with graduate students Sean Mackay, Jen Lamp, and Drew Christ, and follow the team as they conduct fieldwork in the Transantarctic Mountains and return to analyze samples back in the lab at BU.

To learn more about Prof. Marchant’s work check out his profile page, or check out his recent news and publications.

Grad Student Seminars tomorrow 3 pm in CAS 313

January 29th, 2015 in 2015, Department Seminars, Faculty, Graduate students, Guido Salvucci, Jan-15, Lucy Hutyra

Samuel Tuttle

Samuel Tuttle

Brittain Briber

Brittain Briber

The Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminar Series continues tomorrow at 3 PM in CAS 313.

Tomorrow’s seminar will feature Brittain Briber’s presentation on “Vegetation productivity changes following conversion from forest to urban land uses” and Samuel Tuttle‘s presentation on “Empirical Evidence of Positive and Negative Soil Moisture-Precipitation Feedbacks Across the U.S.”

All faculty and students of the department are expected to attend and complete a short evaluation for each presenter.

Brittain Briber is a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on urban ecology and atmospheric science; he is advised by Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra.

Samuel Tuttle is a PhD candidate in Earth Sciences focusing on hydrology; he is advised by Professor Guido Salvucci.

 

Graduate Student Seminars return tomorrow

January 22nd, 2015 in 2015, Department Seminars, Faculty, Graduate students, Guido Salvucci, Jan-15, Sergio Fagherazzi

Nicoletta Leonardi

Nicoletta Leonardi

Angela Rigden

Angela Rigden

Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminars will begin for the Spring semester this Friday, January 23rd, at 3 PM in CAS 313.

This weeks presenters will be Nicoletta Leonardi presenting on “Salt marsh resistance to violent storms and hurricanes;” Angela Rigden presenting on Multi-decadal estimation of trends in evapotranspiration from weather station data using a new approach;” and Kira Sullivan-Wiley on “What shapes risk perception? An analysis form a high-risk agricultural area of Uganda.”

All students and faculty in the department are expected to attend and audience members will be asked to complete a short evaluation to help provide feedback to the students.

Kira Sullivan Wiley

Kira Sullivan Wiley

Nicoletta Leonardi is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis on coastal geomorphology working with Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi. Angela Rigden is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis on hydrology working with Professor Guido Salvucci. Kira Sullivan-Wiley is a PhD candidate in Geography with an emphasis on valuation and realization of ecosystem services; her advisor is Assistant Professor Anne Short.