2018

Suchi Gopal pens editorial for Department of Transportation

Professor Suchi Gopal has written the editorial “The Internet of Things (IoT) for GIS in Transportation” for the newsletter published by the U.S. Department of Transportation. GIS for transportation is experiencing technological innovations with an increasing use of wireless communication, which is the cornerstone of smart city and smart transport (IoT). This technology offers significant […]

Christine Regalla publishes on overriding plates in northwestern U.S. subduction zone

Assistant Professor Christine Regalla has published “Ongoing oroclinal bending in the Cascadia forearc and its relation to concave-outboard plate margin geometry” in Geology. In the article, Dr. Regalla and her colleagues present GPS and geologic data that show the overriding plate of the Cascadia subduction zone in Oregon, Washington and southwestern British Columbia have been […]

E&E students head to City Hall

On December 12th students in Research for Environmental Agencies & Organizations (GE 532, taught by Rick Reibstein), presented to officials of the city of Boston and the Boston Public Health Commission on actions that can develop green economies and improve public health in areas currently suffering the impact of high levels of pollution and neglect. […]

PhD student Claudia Mazur speaks to Holyoke about sediment-water interface

PhD student Claudia Mazur was invited to give a talk as a part of the Fall 2018 Earth Adventure Series hosted by the Department of Environmental Studies, Geology, & Geography at Mount Holyoke College, Claudia’s alma mater. The purpose of Earth Adventures is to expose current students to scientific research in these three fields occurring […]

PhD candidate Emily Chua selected for LOREX Canada initiative

PhD candidate Emily Chua has been invited to join the¬†Limnology & Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX), sponsored by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography. This NSF-funded initiative sponsors up to 30 U.S.-based graduate students per year to conduct collaborative research in aquatic science at an international host institution. Emily will work with several […]

BU earthquake science well represented at AGU

Research Assistant Professor Rachel Abercrombie, and Assistant Professor Christine Regalla, and PhD student Emily Schottenfels are attending this month’s Fall AGU Meeting to present their work, interact with their colleagues and catch up with the latest research in Geophysics. Together they are co-authors on 10 presentations, working with colleagues and students from a variety of […]

Three E&E professors recognized as Highly Cited Researcher

Professors Mark Friedl, Ranga Myneni, and Curtis Woodcock have been recently recognized as “Highly Cited Researchers” in the interdisciplinary “Cross Field” category by Clarivate Analytics¬†for the year 2018. Clarivate runs the Web of Science and recognized a total of 20 researchers from BU. The list identifies scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of […]

Lucy Hutyra and Conor Gately urge cities to show climate progress with data

At The Conversation US, Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra and Postdoctoral Associate Conor Gately advocate for pollution documentation in urban areas. “Over the last decade, our work on urban greenhouse gas emissions has shown that with the right combination of instruments, data and modeling techniques, it is possible to independently quantify carbon dioxide and methane emissions […]

Jeffrey Geddes publishes on geostationary observations of nitrogen dioxide from space

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Geddes has published “Stratosphere-troposphere separation of nitrogen dioxide columns from the TEMPO geostationary satellite instrument” in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. “Separating the stratospheric and tropospheric contributions in satellite retrievals of atmospheric NO2 column abundance is a crucial step in the interpretation and application of the satellite observation,” Geddes and his colleagues write. Their […]