Category: Trips

Mike Dietze gives keynote talk at EU COST meeting in Germany

November 12th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Michael Dietze, Nov-14, Talks, Trips

Michael Dietze

Michael Dietze

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Mike Dietze is in Potsdam Germany this week to give a keynote talk as part of the EU COST meeting for the “Towards robust PROjections of European Forests UNDer climate change,” or PROFOUND, project.

Dietze’s talk is titled “On the communication between models and data;” the project meeting will take place Wednesday morning at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

To learn more about the PROFOUND project meeting, visit COST’s website. 

To learn more about Prof. Dietze’s work, check out his profile page or list of recent publications.

Robert Kaufmann gives talk at United Nation’s meeting in NYC

November 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Meeting, Oct-14, Robert Kaufmann, Trips

Robert Kaufmann

Robert Kaufmann

Earth & Environment Professor Robert Kaufmann was in New York City last week to give a talk as part of the United Nations‘s Project LINK Meeting.

Prof. Kaufmann’s talk “Price differences among crude oils: an unreliable supplier discount” was given on Monday October 24, 2014.

Project LINK is a United Nations research group in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Project LINK members are a “wide range of experts from academia, economic research institutions and international economic organizations as well as United Nations colleagues” that meet yearly to “discuss the world economic outlook” (“Project LINK“).

Prof. Kaufmann’s research focuses on global climate change, world oil markets, and land-use changes. To learn more about Prof. Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile.

Rick Murray leads oceanographic research cruise studying Last Glacial Maximum climate in the North Atlantic Ocean

October 28th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Oct-14, Rick Murray, Trips

Earth & Environment Professor Rick Murray is Chief Scientist on a research cruise to the southern North Atlantic ocean to study the deep Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) during the last glacial maximum (LGM).  The cruise, supported by a NSF grant to colleagues from the University of Rhode Island, departed Woods Hole on the R/V Knorr on Sunday, October 26 and will return on or about December 2.  Murray is accompanied by two of his PhD students, Chloe Anderson and Ann Dunlea.  Claire McKinley, a former Earth Sciences undergraduate student who is now a PhD student at Texas A & M, is also part of the team.  Twenty-one scientists from several different countries are involved.  In addition to gathering typical gravity- and multicores, the scientists will be using the highly-specialized Long Core piston coring system and will also be sampling the water column.

To see the cruise’s current location, click here.

To see video of the Long Core operations, click here.

Wally Fulweiler gives seminar at University of Delaware

October 28th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Oct-14, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson Fulweiler is in Delaware today to give a seminar lecture on “Climate Change Impacts on Nitrogen Cycling in the Coastal Ocean.”

Fulweiler’s lecture is being held at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

To learn more about Prof. Fulweiler’s work, check out her profile page or her website.

Katie Eccles awarded Outstanding Mention for 2014 GSA Grant Proposals

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Awards, Ethan Baxter, Faculty, Graduate students, Grants, Meeting, Oct-14, Trips

This past week, Earth & Environment graduate student Katie Eccles was awarded an Outstanding Mention for 2014 GSA Grant Proposals of Exceptional Merit in Conception and Presentation at the 2014 Annual Geological Society of America Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

The Exceptional Merit awards were given as part of a special ceremony held October 20th that featured Eccles and fellow recipients receiving their awards from GSA President Hap McSween.

Eccles receives award

Eccles receives award from GSA President, Hap McSween.


The 10 award recipients were chosen from a pool of 401 graduate students who received 2014 GSA Research Grants. Eccles’s grant will explore a new method to date detrital garnets in modern river sediments.

Eccles is an Earth Science PhD student working with Associate Professor Ethan Baxter. Her research focuses on detrital garnet geochronology.

To learn more about Prof. Baxter’s work and his work with Eccles, check out Baxter’s profile page.

Ethan Baxter gives Keynote Lecture

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Ethan Baxter, Faculty, Meeting, Oct-14, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Ethan Baxter was in Vancouver, Canada this past week to give a keynote lecture at the National Science Foundation Earthscope Workshop on Geochronology.

The two day workshop was held October 17-18 and featured Professor Baxter’s talk on the innovations in garnet geochronology he and his students have established in the BU TIMS Facility.

To learn more about Professor Baxter’s work, check out his profile page. To learn more about the BU TIMS Facility, check out information on our facilities.

Robert Buchwaldt, Geochemistry students visit Camden State Park and Acadia

October 15th, 2014 in 2014, Oct-14, Pictures, Trips, Undergraduate

Earth & Environment Research Assistant Professor Robert Buchwaldt and his Introduction to Geochemistry, ES 371, students traveled to Maine this past weekend as part of a field trip to explore the interaction of different magmas and the geochemical signature of nearby landscapes.


The field trip took the students to Camdem Hill State Park on the coast of the Atlantic and then over to Acadia National Park where they were able to observe the many fascinating landscapes of the area:


group lake shot

This picture on the coast is looking onto different Injection Diabase dikes within a Magma chamber. Following this picture, the group walked along the shoreline to look at a cross section through a granite Magma chamber.


Group mist shot

This rainy picture features the students on top of Cadillac Mountain, a granite intrusion.


Ridge Shot

In this shot, the students are climbing down a cliff that illustrates a three dimensional view of a 400 million year old fissure eruption within the Ellsworth formation.


group sunny shot

The students of ES 371, Introduction to Geochemistry

Mike Dietze gives lecture at Columbia

October 7th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Michael Dietze, Oct-14, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Mike Dietze was in New York this week to give a talk at the Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology department at Columbia University.

Dietze’s talk was titled “The PEcAn Project: A Community Platform for Synthesis & Forecasting Ecosystems.

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

Farouk El-Baz travels to Egypt to meet with Egyptian President

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Farouk El-Baz, News, Oct-14, Trips

Center for Remote Sensing Director Farouk El-Baz traveled to Egypt recently to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss and review “proposals that contribute to the increase of food production” as described in an article posted on

El-Baz was recently appointed to an advisory council established by President al-Sisi.

To learn more about Farouk El-Baz’s work, visit the Center for Remote Sensing’s website.

Rick Murray’s research on Asian Monsoon featured in CAS “Arts & Sciences” magazine

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, News, Oct-14, Rick Murray, Trips

Professor Rick Murray’s research on the evolution of the Asian Monsoon is featured in the most recent issue of Boston University’s College of Art’s & Sciences Magazine.

The article, “The Future, Buried in the Deep,” relates the findings and impacts of last fall’s International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) research cruise to the Sea of Japan. During the research mission, Murray, who served as Co-Chief Scientist, and the crew collected core samples from the ocean floor that provide valuable data on a myriad of scientific topics related to our climate’s history and possible future trends.

To read the article, click on the title or follow the link here.

Helping Murray with the project were PhD students Ann Dunlea and Chloe Anderson.

To learn more about Rick Murray’s work, check out his profile page.