Category: Talks

Robert Kaufmann to be featured in Pardee House Seminar, RSVP required by Friday

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, Robert Kaufmann, Sept-14, Talks

Earth & Environment Professor Robert Kaufmann will be participating in a special Pardee House Seminar at noon next Wednesday, September 17th, at the Pardee House at 67 Bay State Road.

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 the seminar, visit the Pardee center website’s page dedicated to the event.

To learn more about Robert Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile page.

Lucy Hutyra tenure talk set for Monday at noon in CAS 132

September 5th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Sept-14, Talks

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

August 14th, 2014 in 2014, Anthony Janetos, Aug-14, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Talks

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.

 

Qingsong Sun’s Dissertation Defense set for tomorrow at 2 pm in CAS 132

August 5th, 2014 in 2014, Alan Strahler, Aug-14, Faculty, Graduate students, Talks

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.

Sun is advised by Prof. Alan Strahler and Research Professor Crystal Schaaf.

Nora Sullivan set to defend dissertation Friday at 10 am in CAS B36

June 26th, 2014 in 2014, Ethan Baxter, Faculty, Graduate students, June-14, Talks

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.”

Sullivan is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with research interests in high-temperature isotope geochemistry; she is advised by Associate Professor Ethan Baxter.

All are welcome to attend the defense.

Jared Woollacott presents research at conference in Turkey

June 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, June-14, Presentations, Talks, Trips

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.”

Woollacott is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography. He is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

Conor Gately gives invited presentation at Global Emissions Initiative (GEIA) Conference in Colorado

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, June-14, Lucy Hutyra, Presentations, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Conor Gately was invited to present at the Global Emissions Initiative (GEIA) Conference in Boulder, Colorado.

The conference was held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10-11, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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.

 

Pontus Olofsson to teach workshops in Cameroon and Nepal

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, June-14, Pontus Olofsson, Talks

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.

Lucy Hutyra to give plenary talk at Urban Environmental Pollution Conference in Toronto

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, Lucy Hutyra, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be Toronto, Canada tomorrow, Friday June 13th, to give a plenary talk at the 2014 Urban Environmental Pollution Conference.

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.”

To learn more about Hutyra’s work, visit her profile page or check out her recent grants  and publications.

 

 

 

 

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.