Prof. Kaufmann’s talk “Price differences among crude oils: an unreliable supplier discount” was given on Monday October 24, 2014.
Project LINK is a United Nations research group in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Project LINK members are a “wide range of experts from academia, economic research institutions and international economic organizations as well as United Nations colleagues” that meet yearly to “discuss the world economic outlook” (“Project LINK“).
Prof. Kaufmann’s research focuses on global climate change, world oil markets, and land-use changes. To learn more about Prof. Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Michael Dietze was in Boulder, Colorado this week to take part in the 7th Annual National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Meeting.
At the meeting, Prof. Dietze organized and and ran a one day workshop on “Scaling ecological processes: theoretical, empirical, modeling, and remote sensing perspectives.”
Attending the meeting and workshop with Prof. Dietze were PhD student Josh Mantooth and Post-doctoral Associate Christy Rollinson.
To learn more about the meeting, visit NEON’s website.
To learn more about the work of Prof. Dietze, check out his profile page.
This past week, Earth & Environment graduate student Katie Eccles was awarded an Outstanding Mention for 2014 GSA Grant Proposals of Exceptional Merit in Conception and Presentation at the 2014 Annual Geological Society of America Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
The Exceptional Merit awards were given as part of a special ceremony held October 20th that featured Eccles and fellow recipients receiving their awards from GSA President Hap McSween.
The 10 award recipients were chosen from a pool of 401 graduate students who received 2014 GSA Research Grants. Eccles’s grant will explore a new method to date detrital garnets in modern river sediments.
Eccles is an Earth Science PhD student working with Associate Professor Ethan Baxter. Her research focuses on detrital garnet geochronology.
To learn more about Prof. Baxter’s work and his work with Eccles, check out Baxter’s profile page.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Ethan Baxter was in Vancouver, Canada this past week to give a keynote lecture at the National Science Foundation Earthscope Workshop on Geochronology.
The two day workshop was held October 17-18 and featured Professor Baxter’s talk on the innovations in garnet geochronology he and his students have established in the BU TIMS Facility.
Earth & Environment Professor and Chair Curtis Woodcock, Research Assistant Professor Pontus Olofsson, and graduate student Chris Holden are at Woods Hole Research Center this week to participate in the first ever Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Research and Development Expert Workshop on Sensor Interoperability (and sensor complemntarity).
The workshop will be held over a two day period from June 10-11 and will involve presentations, working group discussions, and the development of action plans to aid in future progress on the topics of sensor interoperability and complementarity.
During the workshop, Chris Holden will present research findings developed by the three E&E participants.
Holden is a Ph.D. candidate working with Prof. Woodcock on the topics of land cover change and carbon emissions.
To learn more about the work of Prof. Woodcock and his research group, check out his recent publications and grants; or you can read more departmental news stories on Prof. Woodcock in our News Categories section.
The meetings held May 18th to 23rd focused on the topics of “Bridging genes to ecosystems: aquatic science at a time of rapid change.”
During the event, Fulweiler co-chaired a session titled “We’ve got a nitrogen fixation! Exploring, integrating, and understanding N fixation along the freshwater to marine continuum.”
At the session she co-chaired, Fulweiler delivered a talk titled “The observer effect: quantifying the impact of the acetylene reduction assay on marine sediment n-fixers.”
Additionally, along with five other authors including past and present BU alums, Fulweiler co-authored a talk titled “Sediment N2 production from shore to shelf–a methods comparison.” It was delivered at the session titled, “Nitrogen transformation mechanisms at the sediment-water-interface in aquatic ecosystems over a range of latitudes,” a session chaired by lead author of the talk, Amber Hardison of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.
You can also access additional stories about Professor Fulweiler here.
Zhu’s poster was titled “Monitoring Land Cover through Big Data: Finding Buried Treasure in Landsat data.”
Huang’s poster was titled “Quantifying Cropland Loss to Urban Growth in China using MODIS Time Series and Nighttime Lights Data.”
The NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Spring Science Team Meeting is a three day meeting beginning Wednesday April 23rd and lasting until Friday April 25th.
Hutyra’s talk will be titled “4-D Modeling of the Regional Carbon Cycle in and Around Urban Environments: An Interdisciplinary Study to Advance Observational and Modeling Foundations.”
The NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Spring Science Team Meeting is a three day meeting beginning Wednesday April 23 and lasting until Friday April 25.
Hutyra will be joined by Earth & Environment Professor Tony Janetos who will be giving a talk on Thursday.
Earth & Environment Lecture James Baldwin will be in Tampa, Florida on Saturday to give three talks as part of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.
Baldwin’s first talk details an analysis of spatial trends in global C02 emissions.
Baldwin’s second talk will focus on work Baldwin coauthored with Earth & Environment alum Michael Mann; their talk will be on the topic of forecasting landuse change and wildfire risk in California.
The third talk will be on work Baldwin coauthored with recent graduate Peter O’Connor and will focus on O’Connor’s work to quantify population weighted climate exposure.
The 2014 Annual AAG meeting runs from Tuesday April 8th to Saturday April 12th. The meeting’s sessions will cover the full breadth of geography from physical geography areas such as geomorphology and climate to human geography topics such as transportation and development.
Murray is serving in his capacity as a Selectman from the town of Scituate. The first Commission meeting was held March 27, 2014 in Boston.
To learn more about the Coastal Erosion Commission, visit their website.