The seminar is on “The Future of Urban Housing: Enhancing Energy Efficiency” and will feature Kaufmann and Mechanical Engineer Associate Professor Michael Gevelber and will be moderated by Pardee Senior Research Associate Enrique R. Silva.
Limited seating is available and RSVP is required by this Friday, September 12th. Lunch will also be served at the event beginning at 11:30.
To learn more about Robert Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile page.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be giving her tenure talk this coming Monday at noon in room CAS 132.
The title of Hutyra’s talk is “Terrestrial carbon emissions & exchange: Looking across the landscape to the atmosphere.”
All members of the department are encouraged to attend and support Lucy.
Lucy Hutyra, Tony Janetos to participate in the first annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture
Two members of the Department of Earth & Environment will be featured in the inaugural Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture.
Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra and Professor Tony Janetos will be featured as part of the “Advancing the Human Condition: An Agenda for Research and Education” lecture on Thursday September 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the TSAI auditorium.
Participating in the panel with Hutyra and Janetos are Rosella Cappella from the Dept. of Political Science, Sharon Goldberg from the Dept. of Computer Science, Joe Harris from the Dept. of Sociology, Jeremy Menchik from the Pardee School of Global Studies, Henrik Selin from the Pardee School of Global Studies, Dean Virginia Sapiro of CAS and Dean Adil Najam of the Pardee School of Global Studies.
All members of the Boston University community are welcome to attend.
Earth & Environment Ph.D. candidate Qingsong Sun is set to defend his dissertation tomorrow, Wednesday August 6th, at 2 pm in CAS 132.
Sun’s dissertation is titled “Assessing Change in the Earth’s Land Surface Albedo with Moderate Resolution Satellite Imagery.”
All are encouraged to attend and support Qingsong as he completes his Ph.D.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Nora Sullivan will be defending her PhD dissertation this Friday June 27th at 10 am in CAS B36.
Her dissertation is titled “Advances in Sm-Nd geochronology: applications to early earth garnet, hydrothermal carbonate, and high temperature metamorphic systems.”
All are welcome to attend the defense.
Earth & Environment Ph.D. candidate Jared Woollacott will be presenting research this Sunday at the World Congress of Environmental Resource Economists.
The conference is being held June 28 to July 2 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Woollacott will be presenting research on the “costs and ancillary benefits of carbon policy in the US electric sector.”
Conor Gately gives invited presentation at Global Emissions Initiative (GEIA) Conference in Colorado
Gately’s invited presentation was titled “A new annual 1 km gridded CO2 emissions inventory for the United States, 1980-2012″ and was the collaborative work of Gately and Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.
Gately is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography studying carbon emissions from transportation and the effects of urban form on travel behaviors.
Gately is advised by Sue Wing and Hutyra jointly.
Earth & Environment Research Assistant Professor Pontus Olofsson has been invited to teach capacity building workshops on forest monitoring in Cameroon and Nepal in June as part of the Technical African Initiative and Technical SE Asia Initiative of GEO/GFOI.
The Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) was established by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) to assist countries in the production of reliable, consistent, and comparable reports on change in forest use and associated anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions or removals. The first regional workshop in SE Asia is planned with an overall aim to support participating countries in the development of a data plan for their country’s needs in the context of UN-REDD+.
Olofsson has been invited to present the GFOI’s “Methods & Guidance” document on the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions and removals, to give lectures on time series-based monitoring of land change, and to discuss good practices for area and accuracy estimation of mapped land change.
The conference, held June 12th through the 15th, will focus on the increasing urbanization of humanity and the environmental problems that result from urbanization. Some of the topics include:
- Urban Environments and how they function
- CO2 greenhouse gases and warming
- Air, water and soil pollutants
- Human health in the city
- Vegetation in the city
- Built environment and urban climate
- Alleviation or urban stress problems
Hutyra will be discussing “Urbanization and the carbon cycle.”
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.