Category: Trips

Duncan FitzGerald co-leads field campaign off Louisiana coast

July 1st, 2015 in 2015, Duncan FitzGerald, Faculty, July-15, Pictures, Trips

Earth & Environment Professor Duncan FitzGerald and a team of researchers recently undertook a week-long field campaign 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana to the Chandeluer Islands to study the barrier island chain’s response to sea-level rise and hurricane impacts.

The Chandeleur Islands. Photo provided by Duncan FitzGerald. Click photo to enlarge.

The Chandeleur Islands. Photo provided by Duncan FitzGerald. Click photo to enlarge.

Since 2004, numerous Category 3 and higher magnitude hurricanes have severely eroded the islands, segmenting them, and transforming them into a landward migrating barrier arc. Because of this transformation, these islands provide scientists like FitzGerald a natural laboratory to study a possible future scenario of how other barrier coasts of the world, like the East Coast of the United States, might react as they succumb to accelerating sea-level rise.

The Chandeleur Islands. Photo provided by Duncan FitzGerald. Click photo to enlarge.

The Chandeleur Islands. Photo provided by Duncan FitzGerald. Click photo to enlarge.

FitzGerald, who co-led the expedition, and the team gathered sedimentologic and hydrodynamic data to study how the island chain has responded to sea-level rise and to the multiple hurricane impacts. Several more trips are planned to the Chandeleur Islands this year.

This and future expeditions to the Islands are supported by the State of Louisiana and the US Geological Survey. To learn more about FitzGerarld’s work, check out his profile page, or see his recent news and publications.

Curtis Woodcock gives presentations in Beijing, China

June 15th, 2015 in 2015, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Former Students, Jun-15, Pictures, Presentations, Trips

Earth & Environment Professor Curtis Woodcock  was in China this past week to give presentations at two institutions. On June 3rd, Professor Woodcock gave a presentation titled “Continuous Classification and Change Detection” at Beijing Normal University.

Curtis Woodcock presents his work. Photo by Curtis Woodcock.

Five Boston University Department of Geography and Environment (now Earth & Environment) alumni were present at Professor Woodcock’s presentation.

Curtis Woodcock and alumni at Beijing Normal University. Photo Curtis Woodcock.

Curtis Woodcock and alumni at Beijing Normal University. Photo by Curtis Woodcock.

During his visit to Beijing Normal University, Professor Woodcock also visited Key State Lab for Remote Sensing Science.

Later that same day Professor Woodcock was at the Chinese Academy of Science Institute for Geography and Natural Resources Research to give a presentation titled “Time Series Analysis with Landsat.”

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Professor Woodcock at CAS IGNRR. Photo by Curtis Woodcock.

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

Lucy Hutyra gives seminar at Oak Ridge

May 13th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, May-15, Talks, Trips

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra will be in Tennessee this week to give a seminar at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Prof. Hutyra’s seminar will be held this Thursday and is titled “Quantifying and modeling the urban carbon cycle — An examination of land use change, vegetation responses, and emissions.”

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

Sergio Fagherazzi gives seminar at Rutgers

May 8th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, May-15, Sergio Fagherazzi, Talks, Trips

Sergio Fagherazzi

Sergio Fagherazzi

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi will be in New Jersey on Monday to give a lecture at the Deaprtment of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.

Fagherazzi’s lecture, “Marsh collapse does not require sea-level rise,” will be held Monday afternoon as part of the Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences’s IMCS Seminar Series.

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

Duncan FitzGerald gives invited lecture in Brazil

April 16th, 2015 in 2015, Alumni, Apr-15, Duncan FitzGerald, Faculty, Pictures, Trips

Duncan FitzGerald

Duncan FitzGerald

Professor Duncan FitzGerald and his former student Chris Hein (faculty at Virginia Institute of Marine Science [VIMS]) gave invited lectures at UNIVALI in Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil on April 16th, 2015.

These lectures are part of an ongoing research collaboration (12 years) between UNIVALI and Boston University (and now VIMS). During the past week, FitzGerald and Hein along with UNIVALI professors and students have been collecting geophysical, sedimentologic, and stratigraphic data looking at the Holocene 6 ka highstand, Pleistocene 120 ka highstand, and perhaps the Pliocene (~ 4 million yrs BP) shoreline.

 

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Professor Duncan FitzGerald working hard in the field.

FitzGerald’s talk was titled “Can Barrier Islands Survive Marsh Deterioration in a Regime of Accelerating Sea Level Rise?”, and Hein’s talk was titled “Barrier-Inlet Processes and the Formation of Plum Island Barrier Island, Massachusetts, USA.”

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

Lucy Hutyra gives seminar in Utah

April 6th, 2015 in 2015, Apr-15, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Talks, Trips

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be in Utah this week to give a seminar at the Global Change and Sustainability Center at the University of Utah.

Hutyra’s seminar is titled “Quantifying and modeling the urban carbon cycle – An examination of land use change, vegetation responses, and emissions.”

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

Jared Woollacott gives talk at Appalachian State

February 18th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Feb-15, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Talks, Trips

Ian Sue Wing

Ian Sue Wing

Jared Woollacott

Jared Woollacott

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Jared Woollacott gave a talk this past Friday, February 13th, at Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics in Boone, NC.

Jared’s talk was titled “No-regrets climate policy – the ancillary benefits and welfare costs of CO2 abatement in the US electricity sector.”

Jared is a PhD candidate in Geography; he is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.

 

Lucy Hutyra coordinates breakout meeting at NACP conference on Urban Carbon Cycling

January 26th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jan-15, Lucy Hutyra, Meeting, Trips

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra is in Washington D.C. this week to participate in the 5th annual North American Carbon Program Principle Investigators Meetings & AmeriFlux Principal Investigators Meeting.

In addition to attending the three day meeting, Hutyra is also coordinating a breakout session on the Urban Carbon Cycle on Tuesday afternoon.

To learn more about the North American Carbon Program, visit their website.

To learn more about Hutyra’s work, check out her profile page.

 

Sarabeth Buckley participates in two-week, intensive ecology program at The Cary Institute

January 20th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Graduate students, Jan-15, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Trips

Sarabeth Buckley

Sarabeth Buckley

Earth & Environment PhD student Sarabeth Buckley has just returned from an intensive two week ecology seminar at the world-renowned Cary Institute. The prestigious seminar focused on the Fundamentals of Ecosystem Ecology and was taught by leading experts in the field.

Buckley wrote about her experiences at the seminar in a blog post shared on her website. To read the post, click here.

Buckley is a second year student working towards a doctorate in Earth Science. She is advised by Earth & Environment Associate Professor R. Wally Fulwelier.

Esther James gives talk at AGU

December 17th, 2014 in 2014, Dec-14, Graduate students, Presentations, Talks, Trips

Esther James

Esther James

Earth & Environment PhD candidate Esther James gave a talk today at the Fall 2014 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

James’s talk was titled “A Three-Dimensional Shear-Velocity Model of the Atlantic Upper Mantle from Analysis of a Regional Dataset of Fundamental-Mode Rayleigh Waves.”

James gave her talk this morning, Wednesday December 17, 2014, at 9:15 am as part of the “Imaging the Earth IV Seismic Studies of Crust and Mantle Structure” session.

James is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis on seismology and mantle tomography.