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.
Earth & Environment graduate student Esther Raymond will be in Sunriver, Oregon this week, June 7th through the 11th, to attend the 2014 Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Workshop.
During the workshop, Raymond will be presenting a poster titled “Imaging the Atlantic upper mantle with Rayleigh waves.
Raymond is a Ph.D. candidate studying Seismology and mantle tomography.
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.
You can also access additional stories about Professor Fulweiler here.
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.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Friday to give a seminar on “Urbanization, Land Cover Change, and the Carbon Cycle.”
Her seminar will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Pierce Hall 100F.
Buckley’s talk was titled “Salt Marshes and Sea Level Rise in Long Island Sound: A Synthesis.”
Buckley is advised by Assistant Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler.
Also presenting at the NEERS Spring Meeting was another one of Prof. Fulweiler’s students, first year Biology Ph.D. student Tim Maguire. Maguire’s talk, “Urbanized Watersheds – Potential Sources of Silica to Receiving Waters” won honorable mention for best graduate student talk.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi and his students will be in Newburyport, MA today.
They will be presenting two posters and giving one talk at the Plum Island Ecosystem PIE-LTER Site Review at the Parker River National Wildlife Headquarters.
The talk is titled “Urbanization, land cover change, and the carbon cycle.”
Following her talk at Worcester State University, Hutyra will be at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University to give the same talk on Monday May 5th.
Finally, on Tuesday May 6th, Hutyra will take part in the Community meeting for revision of Boston’s Climate Action Plan where she will be giving a talk titled “Boston’s Trees and Climate Change.”
The meeting will take place from Wednesday April 30 to Friday May 2nd.
On Thursday May 1, Aderhold will be presenting a talk titled “Seismic slip distribution of large inter- and intra- plate oceanic strike-slip earthquakes.”
Then on Friday, Prof. Abercrombie will be presenting a poster titled “Improving stress drop measurements from EGF – scaling and stress release in the Darfield-Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake sequence.”
Prof. Abercrombie is also the co-author of two other presentations concerning earthquakes in Nevada and in New Zealand.
For More information on Prof. Abercrombie, visit her profile page.
For more information about the Seismological Society of American 2014 Annual Meeting, click here.
The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University has invited Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy to present his work on landscape change analysis.
His talk will be held later today, Thursday April 24th.
The talk is part of a departmental colloquium series for other researchers and for graduate students.