Category: Talks

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.

Wally Fulweiler’s “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” lecture available online

June 10th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, News, Presentations, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler‘s recent New England Aquarium lecture titled “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” is now available online.

It can be accessed via our department media section by clicking here; Fulweiler’s lecture is the first video available on the playlist.

You can also see the entire New England Aquarium Lecture Series on their YouTube Channel.

You can learn more about the work of Assoc. Prof. Fulweiler by visiting her lab website or checking out her recent publications and grants.

You can view other department media including short news stories and more in-depth lectures by visiting our Department Media Section.

 

 

Reminder: Wally Fulweiler’s talk tomorrow at New England Aquarium at 7:00 pm

June 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, June-14, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks

Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler will be at the New England Aquarium tomorrow, Tuesday June 3rd, at 7:00 pm to give a lecture on “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen.”

It will be open and free to the public.

To learn more about the event, visit the New England Aquarium Lecture Series website.

Click here to get directions to the aquarium.

 

Read the talk’s abstract below:

Without nitrogen there would be no life—no me, no you, no blue whale, no Atlantic cod, no Antarctic krill. But too much nitrogen leads to a series of negative consequences. Human activities have more than doubled the amount of nitrogen cycling through the biosphere in the past 100 years, and in doing so we have introduced large amounts of nitrogen to coastal waters. This excess nitrogen has led to eutrophication, loss of submerged aquatic vegetation, harmful algal blooms, increased low oxygen conditions and dead zones, fish kills, and loss of biodiversity. Fortunately, we can take steps to mitigate this excess nitrogen and to decrease future inputs to marine waters. Fulweiler will tell the story of how one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century transformed our planet and how each of us can help save our coastal ocean through simple, easily adaptable changes.

 

Wally Fulweiler attends, chairs session at Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, May-14, Meeting, Presentations, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks, Trips

Last week, Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler was in Portland Oregon attending the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014.

The meetings held May 18th to 23rd focused on the topics of “Bridging genes to ecosystems: aquatic science at a time of rapid change.

During the event, Fulweiler co-chaired a session titled “We’ve got a nitrogen fixation! Exploring, integrating, and understanding N fixation along the freshwater to marine continuum.”

At the session she co-chaired, Fulweiler delivered a talk titled “The observer effect: quantifying the impact of the acetylene reduction assay on marine sediment n-fixers.”

Additionally, along with five other authors including past and present BU alums, Fulweiler co-authored a talk titled “Sediment N2 production from shore to shelf–a methods comparison.” It was delivered at the session titled, “Nitrogen transformation mechanisms at the sediment-water-interface in aquatic ecosystems over a range of latitudes,” a session chaired by lead author of the talk, Amber Hardison of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

To learn more about Professor Fulweiler’s work, check out her recent publications or her lab website.

You can also access additional stories about Professor Fulweiler here.

Wally Fulweiler to give public talk at New England Aquarium Tuesday June 3rd

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, News, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks

Earth & Environment Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler will be at the New England Aquarium this coming Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 to give a talk on “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” as part of the New England Aquarium’s Lecture Series.

The talk will be begin at 7:00 pm and last one hour.

It will be open and free to the public.

To learn more about the event, visit the New England Aquarium Lecture Series website.

Click here to get directions to the aquarium.

 

Read the talk’s abstract below:

Without nitrogen there would be no life—no me, no you, no blue whale, no Atlantic cod, no Antarctic krill. But too much nitrogen leads to a series of negative consequences. Human activities have more than doubled the amount of nitrogen cycling through the biosphere in the past 100 years, and in doing so we have introduced large amounts of nitrogen to coastal waters. This excess nitrogen has led to eutrophication, loss of submerged aquatic vegetation, harmful algal blooms, increased low oxygen conditions and dead zones, fish kills, and loss of biodiversity. Fortunately, we can take steps to mitigate this excess nitrogen and to decrease future inputs to marine waters. Fulweiler will tell the story of how one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century transformed our planet and how each of us can help save our coastal ocean through simple, easily adaptable changes.

Sergio Fagherazzi gives talk at WHOI

May 27th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, May-14, Sergio Fagherazzi, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi was at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute this past Friday, May 23, 2014, to give a talk.

Fagherazzi’s primary research interests include geomorphology, hydrology, and coastal and marine geology.

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