Category: Publications

PhD student Taejin Park publishes dissertation research article in ERL

September 14th, 2016 in Graduate students, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni, Sept-16

PhD student Taejin Park recently published his ongoing dissertation research in an article in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Entitled “Changes in growing season duration and productivity of northern vegetation inferred from long-term remote sensing data,” the article describes three decades of changes in northern vegetation activity and is part of an ERL special issue on Focus on Recent, Present and Future Arctic and Boreal Productivity and Biomass Changes. The article can be downloaded here.

Mr. Park is a recent NASA Graduate Fellowship winner and is in his third year of PhD studies with Prof. Myneni.

PhD student William Kearney and Sergio Fagherazzi publish a paper in Nature Communications

September 6th, 2016 in Faculty, Graduate students, News, Pub-16, Publications, Sept-16, Sergio Fagherazzi

PhD student William Kearney and Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi have published “Salt marsh vegetation promotes efficient tidal channel networks” in Nature Communications.

Pontus Olofsson publishes articles in Remote Sensing of Environment and Environmental Research Letters

August 23rd, 2016 in Aug-16, Faculty, News, Pontus Olofsson, Pub-16, Publications, Researchers

Research Assistant Professor Pontus Olofsson published “Time series analysis of satellite data reveals continuous deforestation of New England since the 1980s” in Environmental Research Letters.

He also co-authored “Including land cover change in analysis of greenness trends using all available Landsat 5, 7, and 8 images: A case study from Guangzhou, China (2000–2014)” for Remote Sensing of Environment.

Pontus Olofsson receives research grant from the NASA Carbon Monitoring System program

August 19th, 2016 in Awards, News, Pontus Olofsson, Pub-16

Research Assistant Professor Pontus Olofsson has been awarded a 2016 NASA CMS research grant for his proposal “Tracking Carbon Emissions and Removals by Time Series Analysis of the Land Surface: Prototype Application in Tropical MRV Systems Compliant with IPCC Tier 3.”

Multiple articles by Dan Li recently published

August 18th, 2016 in Dan Li, Faculty, News, Pub-16, Publications

Assistant Professor Dan Li recently published the following articles:

Paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, “Revisiting the subgrid-scale Prandtl number for large-eddy simulation

Co-authored paper in Physical Reviews Fluids, “Deviations from unity of the ratio of the turbulent Schmidt to Prandtl numbers in stratified atmospheric flows over water surfaces

Co-authored paper in Environmental Research Letters, “Climate–vegetation control on the diurnal and seasonal variations of surface urban heat islands in China

Co-authored paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, “Contrasting effects of urbanization and agriculture on surface temperature in eastern China


Prof. Myneni co-authors article in Nature Climate Change

August 16th, 2016 in August 2016, News, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

A research article titled “Human-induced greening of the northern extratropical land surface” was published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change. The paper reports that the observed greening record is consistent with an assumption of anthropogenic forcings, where greenhouse gases play a dominant role, but is not consistent with simulations that include only natural forcings and internal climate variability. The paper can be downloaded from the journal, and a lay man’s description of this work and its significance can be found in a recent news item from the Washington Post.

Prof. Myneni’s web site is:

Anne Short Gianotti publishes new paper

July 6th, 2016 in 2016, Anne Short, Faculty, Jul-16, Pub-16, Publications

Anne Short Gianotti

Anne Short Gianotti

Earth and Environment Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti and collaborator Patrick Hurley have coauthored a new paper published in Land Use Policy.

The paper “Gathering plants and fungi along the urban-rural gradient: Uncovering differences in the attitudes and practices among urban, suburban, and rural landowners” can be accessed here.

To learn more about Assistant Professor Short Gianotti’s work, check out her profile page here.

Ducan FitzGerald, Bruce Anderson, Zoe Hughes participate in Boston Research Advisory Group and have their finding featured in Boston Globe

June 27th, 2016 in 2016, Bruce Anderson, Duncan FitzGerald, Faculty, Joining Team/Committee, Jun-16, News, Pub-16, Publications, Researchers

Duncan FitzGerald

Duncan FitzGerald

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Earth & Environment Professors Duncan FitzGerald and Bruce Anderson and E&E postdoctoral associate Zoe Hughes took part in the writing of a report title Climate Ready Boston that was featured in a news article in the Boston Globe.

The report is the product of work done by the Boston Research Advisory Group that was established in 2015 to develop a consensus on the possible climate changes and sea-level rise that the city of Boston will face during the next century. Anderson, FitzGerald, and Hughes are all part of the advisory group team.

Zoe Hughes

Zoe Hughes

The Boston Globe article “Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought” can be read here.

The full Climate Ready Boston report can be downloaded and read by clicking on this link.

William Nardin, Curtis Woodcock, Sergio Fagherazzi publish two new papers

June 23rd, 2016 in 2016, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Jun-16, Pub-16, Publications, Researchers, Sergio Fagherazzi

William Nardin

William Nardin

Sergio Fagherazzi

Sergio Fagherazzi

Earth & Environment postdoctoral associate William Nardin and Professors Curtis Woodcock and Sergio Fagherazzi have published two new papers.

The paper “Bottom sediment affect Sonneratia mangrove forests in the prograding Mekong delta, Vietnam” was published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science and can be read here.

The paper “Dynamics of a fringe mangrove forest detected by Landsat images in the Mekong river delta, Vietnam” was published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and can be read here.

Curtis Woodcock

Curtis Woodcock

Nardin is first author on both publications; he is a postdoctoral associate working primarily with Professor Fagherazzi. To learn more about Professor Fagherazzi’s work, check out his profile page.

To learn more about Professor Woodcock’s work, check out his profile page.

Prof. Ranga B. Myneni Publishes a Paper

June 22nd, 2016 in Faculty, Jun-16, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

A paper titled “Satellite-observed changes in terrestrial vegetation growth trends across the Asia-Pacific region associated with land cover and climate from 1982 to 2011″ was recently published in the International Journal of Digital Earth by Chen et al. Prof. Ranga B. Myneni is a coauthor of this paper.

Prof. Myneni’s web site is