Mark Friedl named CAS William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Mathematics and Science

The William Goodwin Aurelio Professorship in Mathematics and Science is given to an outstanding faculty member working in any mathematical or natural sciences field at BU. E&E Professor Mark Friedl was nominated and awarded world-class research in ecology, micro-meteorology, and remote sensing. Professor Friedl has built a massive database of satellite observations to study changing […]

Asst. Prof. Xiaozhou Ruan named 2023 Hariri Institute Research Fellow

Assistant Professor Xiaozhou Ruan has been named a 2023 Junior Faculty Fellow by the Hariri Institute at BU! As the Institute noted, “Dr. Ruan’s research develops novel parameterizations of small-scale ocean physics into global climate models. These parameterizations have far-reaching implications for modeling the Earth’s climate system.” The Hariri Institute has awarded six Junior Faculty […]

Tess McCabe honored for ESA presentation

PhD candidate Tess McCabe has received the E.C. Pielou Award from the Ecological Society of America. The competitive award is made annually based on the overall quality of a student’s scientific contribution to statistical ecology. At the ESA’s Annual Meeting, Tess presented “Scaling contagious disturbance in a spatially implicit way: Implications for describing disturbance regimes.” She […]

Colin Averill wins ESA Biogeosciences publications award

Colin Averill, a faculty member at ETH Zurich, has received the Gene E. Likens Award from the Biogeosciences Section of the Ecological Society of America. The prize recognizes work conducted by an early career scientist; Averill conducted his research as a postdoc with E&E Associate Professor Mike Dietze and Biology Assistant Professor Jennifer Bhatnagar. The […]

Ian Smith wins NSF Grad Research Fellowship

Ian Smith, a Visiting Fellow and incoming PhD student, has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF GRF Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Ian’s research focuses on the impacts of landscape fragmentation and […]

Emily Chua and Claudia Mazur receive Warren-McLeod Fellowships

PhD students Emily Chua and Claudia Mazur have been awarded Warren-McLeod Fellowships for their marine science work. Chua will use her year-long award to help develop an underwater instrument to investigate biogeochemical processes occurring in marine sediments. Mazur will use her summer grant to study nitrogen cycling in coastal marine sediments. The Warren-McLeod Graduate Fellowship in Marine […]

Yuri Knyazikhin and Ranga Myneni win research projects from NASA’s DSCOVR Program

Professors Yuri Knyazkhin and Ranga Myneni’s proposed research projects were recently selected for three-year funding by NASA under their DSCOVR program. Knyazikhin proposed “DSCOVR EPIC VESDR Product: Algorithm refinement, validation and scientific exploration,” and Myneni submitted “Vegetation hot spot signatures from synergy of EPIC-DSCOVR and EOS/SUOMI sensors to monitor changes in global forests.” According to […]

Ana Reboredo Segovia wins grant for land use change research in Colombia

Ana Reboredo Segovia, a second-year PhD student working with Christoph Nolte, has received a grant from National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Ana will use the more than $7,000 in support of her project, “Comparing Impacts of Payments versus Acquisitions on Land Use Change and Livelihoods in Antioquia, Colombia.”