Category: Meeting

Lucy Hutyra coordinates breakout meeting at NACP conference on Urban Carbon Cycling

January 26th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jan-15, Lucy Hutyra, Meeting, Trips

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra is in Washington D.C. this week to participate in the 5th annual North American Carbon Program Principle Investigators Meetings & AmeriFlux Principal Investigators Meeting.

In addition to attending the three day meeting, Hutyra is also coordinating a breakout session on the Urban Carbon Cycle on Tuesday afternoon.

To learn more about the North American Carbon Program, visit their website.

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


Robert Kaufmann gives talk at United Nation’s meeting in NYC

November 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Meeting, Oct-14, Robert Kaufmann, Trips

Robert Kaufmann

Robert Kaufmann

Earth & Environment Professor Robert Kaufmann was in New York City last week to give a talk as part of the United Nations‘s Project LINK Meeting.

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.

Mike Dietze leads workshop at 7th Annual NEON Meeting

October 24th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Meeting, Michael Dietze, Oct-14, Researchers, Talks

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.

Katie Eccles awarded Outstanding Mention for 2014 GSA Grant Proposals

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Awards, Ethan Baxter, Faculty, Graduate students, Grants, Meeting, Oct-14, Trips

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.

Eccles receives award

Eccles receives award 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.

Ethan Baxter gives Keynote Lecture

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Ethan Baxter, Faculty, Meeting, Oct-14, Talks, Trips

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.

To learn more about Professor Baxter’s work, check out his profile page. To learn more about the BU TIMS Facility, check out information on our facilities.

Curtis Woodcock, Pontus Olofsson, Chris Holden attend GFOI R&D Expert Workshop

June 10th, 2014 in 2014, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Graduate students, June-14, Meeting, Pontus Olofsson, Presentations, Talks, Trips

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.

Wally Fulweiler attends, chairs session at Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, May-14, Meeting, Presentations, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks, Trips

Last week, Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler was in Portland Oregon attending the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014.

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.

To learn more about Professor Fulweiler’s work, check out her recent publications or her lab website.

You can also access additional stories about Professor Fulweiler here.

Zhe Zhu and Xiaoman Huang present posters at NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Meeting

April 24th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Graduate students, Meeting, Presentations, Researchers, Trips

Earth & Environment Post-doctoral Associate Zhe Zhu and graduate student Xiaoman Huang presented posters yesterday, Wednesday April 23, as part of the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Meeting.

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.


Lucy Hutyra to give talk Friday at NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Meeting

April 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Anthony Janetos, April-14, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Meeting, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be in Washington on Friday, April 25, to give a talk as part of the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Meeting.

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.


James Baldwin to give talks at AAG Meeting in Tampa

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Faculty, James Baldwin, Meeting, Talks, Trips

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.