The article, “Time-dependent behavior of a placed bed of cohesive sediment subjected to erosion and deposition cycles,” is available online now. Valentine is second author on the paper, and Fagherazzi is third. The paper’s primary author is Fagherazzi’s former student and now postdoc at MIT, Giulio Mariotti.
James is first author on the article titled “Rayleigh wave phase velocities in the Atlantic upper mantle.”
The article is available online here.
Esther James is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis in seismology and mantle tomography; she is advised by former Earth & Environment Professor Colleen Dalton.
The article, “Stress Drops of Repeating Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield,” has been published online and will be published in a later volume of the journal.
The article, “Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland productivity,” is first authored by Gray and discusses Gray’s and Friedl’s research on how crop production influences the carbon cycle.
The article has also been featured in multiple news articles published recently.
A summary of the research can be found on Nature News and Views, and direct quotes from Friedl and Gray on their research can be found on Science 2.0, Nature World News, and The Christian Science Monitor.
To see more research done by Friedl, check out a list of his recent publications.
The article, “Spatial and historic variability of benthic nitrogen cycling in an anthropogenically impacted estuary,” is first authored by Foster and co-authored by Fulweiler.
To read the article, click here.
Earth and Environment PhD student Jian Bi and Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthored an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA entitled “Vegetation dynamics and rainfall sensitivity of the Amazon” together with colleagues from NASA and Oregon State University.
This article reports that since the year 2000, precipitation has declined across 69% of the tropical evergreen forest (5.4 million km2) and across 80% of the subtropical grasslands (3.3 million km2). These reductions, which coincided with a decline in terrestrial water storage, account for about 55% of a satellite-observed widespread decline in the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI).
The article can be downloaded from: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/10/24/1404870111.abstract
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi has coauthored a new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface.
The article, “Interactions between barrier islands and back barrier marshes affect island system response to sea level rise: insights form a coupled model,” was published in the 119th volume and 9th issue of the journal.
The article is available online here.
Earth and Environment Professor Ranga Myneni coauthored a paper in Nature Communications with a multi-national group of researchers on the weakening relationship between vegetation photosynthetic activity and temperature in the northern latitudes.
The paper can be downloaded from http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141016/ncomms6018/full/ncomms6018.html
- Traore et al., 2014. Evaluation of the ORCHIDEE ecosystem model over Africa against 25 years of satellite-based water and carbon measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 119, 1554–1575, doi:10.1002/2014JG002638.
- Yan et al., 2014. Development of a remotely sensing seasonal vegetation-based Palmer Drought Severity Index and its application of global drought monitoring over 1982-2011, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,
119, 9419–9440, doi:10.1002/2014JD021673
- Tan et al., 2014. Seasonally different response of photosynthetic activity to daytime and night-time warming in the Northern Hemisphere, Global Change Biology, (doi:
- Traore et al., 2014. 1982-2010 trends of light use efficiency and inherent water use efficiency in African vegetation: Sensitivity to climate and atmospheric CO2 concentrations, Remote Sensing, 6, 8923-8944; doi:10.3390/rs6098923
- Zhao et al., 2014. Satellite-indicated long-term vegetation changes and their drivers on the Mongolian Plateau, Landscape Ecol., 6, doi:10.1007/s10980-014-0095-y
Myneni was recently named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list; he specializes in vegetation remote sensing with satellite data and climate-vegetation interactions. To learn more about Professor Myneni, check out his profile.