Category: Trips

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.



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.

Jared Woollacott presents research at APPAM Fall Research Conference in New Mexico

November 12th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Ian Sue Wing, Nov-14, Presentations, Trips

Jared Woollacott

Jared Woollacott

Earth & Environment Ph.D. candidate Jared Woollacott was in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past week to present his research at the 2014 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference.

Woollacott presented his research on the “costs and ancillary benefits of greenhouse gas policy in the US electric sector.”

Jared Woollacott is a Ph.D. student in Geography; he is advised by Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.


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.