Category: Publications

Nicoletta Leonardi, Sergio Fagherazzi publish paper in PNAS

January 12th, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-16, News, Pub-16, Sergio Fagherazzi

Nicoletta Leonardi

Nicoletta Leonardi

Sergio Fagherazzi

Sergio Fagherazzi

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Nicoletta Leonardi and Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi have published a new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The article titled “A linear relationship between wave power and erosion determines salt-marsh resilience to violent storms and hurricanes” is available now online.

The article was also featured in a news article released by the US Geological Survey. The article “Normal Weather Drives Salt Marsh Erosion” can be found here.

Leonardi is a PhD candidate in Earth Science; Fagherazzi is her advisor.

To learn more about their work, check out Prof. Fagherazzi’s profile, or see his other recent news and his recent publications.

Prof. Ranga Myneni’s group members coauthor an article published Global Change Biology

December 1st, 2015 in 2015, Dec-15, Faculty, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Former visiting scholar Zaichun Zhu and Earth & Environment Prof. Ranga Myneni are coauthors of an article titled “Global Impacts of the 1980s Regime Shift” in the journal Global Change Biology. The article, authored by 29 scientists from multiple countries, reports the discovery of a world-wide climate regime shift in the Earth’s biophysical system from the upper atmosphere to the depths of ocean and from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The article is available through open access from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13106/full

Prof. Myneni’s web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/

Prof. Myneni’s Group Coauthors Article in Nature Climate Change

October 28th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Oct-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Former PhD student Jian Bi and Visiting Scientist Anna Ukkola together with Earth and Environment Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthored an article published in Nature Climate Change on October-19-2015. The article entitled “Reduced streamflow in water-stressed climates consistent with CO2 effects on vegetation” reports that the precipitation threshold for water limitation of vegetation cover has significantly declined during the past three decades, and the sub-humid and semi-arid basins of Australia are not only greening but also consuming more water, leading to significant reductions in streamflow. These observations are consistent with expects effects of elevated CO2 on vegetation.

The article can be downloaded from http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2831.html

Prof. Myneni’s website is: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg/

Ann Dunlea, Rick Murray publish new article

October 1st, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Oct-15, Pub-15, Publications, Rick Murray

Ann Dunlea

Ann Dunlea

Rick Murray

Rick Murray

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Ann Dunlea and Professor Rick Murray have published a new paper in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

The new paper, “Cobalt-based age models of pelagic clay in the South Pacific Gyre,” is first authored by Dunlea and second authored by Murray.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Professor Murray’s work, check out his profile page or see his recent news and publications.

Paper published by Ann Dunlea, Rick Murray in Paleoceanography

September 22nd, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Pub-15, Publications, Rick Murray, Sept-15

Rick Murray

Rick Murray

Ann Dunlea

Ann Dunlea

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Ann Dunlea and her advisor Professor Rick Murray have coauthored a new paper published in the journal Paleoceanography.

The article titled “Dust, volcanic ash, and the evolution of the South Pacific Gyre through the Cenozoic,” is first authored by Dunlea and second authored by Murray.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Rick Murray and Ann Dunlea’s work, check out Murray’s profile page or see his recent news and publications.

Sergio Fagherazzi, Nicoletta Leonadri, former students publish paper

September 15th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Former Students, Graduate students, Pub-15, Publications, Sept-15, Sergio Fagherazzi

Sergio Fagherazzi

Sergio Fagherazzi

Nicoletta Leonardi

Nicoletta Leonardi

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi, PhD candidate Nicoletta Leonardi, and two Earth & Environment Earth Sciences PhD graduates–Anthony Priestas and Giulio Mariotti–have published a new paper in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.

The article titled “Coupled Wave Energy and Erosion Dynamics along a Salt Marsh Boundary, Hog Island Bay, Virginia, USA” was first authored by Priestas.

To read the article, click here.

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

Lucy Hutyra coauthors new paper in Nature

September 8th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Pub-15, Publications, Sept-15

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra has coauthored a new paper published in Nature: News & Comments.

The paper, “Climate change: Track urban emissions on a human scale,” is available now online and focuses on the fact that “cities need to understand and manage their carbon footprint at the level of streets, buildings and communities.” 

To read the entire paper, click here.

To learn more about Prof. Hutyra’s work, check out her profile page, or see her recent news and publications.

Duncan FitzGerald publishes two new articles

September 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Duncan FitzGerald, Faculty, Pub-15, Publications, Sept-15

Duncan FitzGerald

Duncan FitzGerald

Earth & Environment Professor Duncan FitzGerald has published two new articles.

FitzGerald is coauthor on the article “Insight into the late Holocene sea-level changes in the NW Atlantic from a paraglacial beach-ridge plain south of Newfoundland” published in Geomorphology.

FitzGerland also first authored (and is the sole author on) the article “Geologic controls on tidal inlets” published in Journal of Shore and Beach.

The article from Geomorphology is available online. Click the article title or click here to access it.

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

Brittain Briber, Lucy Hutyra published in PLOS One

August 25th, 2015 in 2015, Aug-15, Faculty, Graduate students, Lucy Hutyra, Pub-15, Publications, Researchers, Undergraduate

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Brittain Briber

Brittain Briber

Recent PhD graduate Brittain Briber has first authored a new article published in PLOS One titled “Tree Productivity Enhanced with Conversion from Forest to Urban Land Covers.”

The article is coauthored by Dr. Briber’s PhD advisor, Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra, and several other members of the department including Post-doctoral Associate Andrew Reinmann, PhD candidate in Geography Chris Holden, and former Environmental Science undergraduate Victoria Dearborn (CAS ’15). Former Post-doctoral Associate and current Assistant Professor at Hofstra University Steve Raciti also contributed to the paper.

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

Andrew Reinmann

Andrew Reinmann

To read the paper, click on the title above. To learn more about the work begin done by Professor Hutyra and her team, check out her profile page.

Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthors three new articles

August 4th, 2015 in 2015, Aug-15, Faculty, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Prof. Ranga B. Myneni recently coauthored the following journal articles with current- and ex-graduate students and visiting scholars:
  • Xu et al., 2015. Satellite observation of tropical forest seasonality: spatial patterns of carbon exchange in Amazonia. Environ. Res. Lett., 2015 (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084005)
  • Shen et al., 2015. Evaporative cooling over the Tibetan Plateau induced by vegetation growth. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2015 (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1504418112)
  • Ni et al., 2015. Mapping forest canopy height over continental China using multi-source remote sensing data. Remote Sensing, 2015 (doi: 10.3390/rs70708436)
To read more about Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg