Graduate students

Yue Qin awarded Outstanding Student Presentation

Yue Qin, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in E&E, has received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award AMS’s 24th Symposium on Boundary-Layers & Turbulence. In “On the logarithmic behavior of streamwise velocity variance in the neutral atmospheric surface laye,” Ms. Qin explores, ” While the mean velocity profile in the near-neutral atmospheric surface layer has been well […]

Professors Suchi Gopal and Nathan Phillips publish with PhD Candidate Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright, PhD candidate in Earth Sciences in the Department of Earth & Environment, has published The BosWash Infrastructure Biome and Energy System Succession in infrastructures with advisor Professor Nathan Phillips and Professor Suchi Gopal. Abstract The BosWash corridor is a megalopolis, or large urbanized region composed of interconnected transportation, infrastructure, physiography, and sociopolitical systems. […]

Professors Suchi Gopal and Magaly Koch publish with MA graduate Mira Kelly-Fair

Mira Kelly-Fair, a recent Master of Arts graduate in Earth & Environment, and incoming PhD student with Professor Suchi Gopal, recently published in MDPI’s open-access journal, Sustainability. The publication, Analysis of Land Use and Land Cover Changes through the Lends of SDG’s in Semarang, Indonesia, had various collaborators that included Earth & Environment’s Professor Suchi […]

Collaborating with wildlife: new research finds that wild animals participate in their own preservation

Why do many wildlife conservation and management programs struggle to meet their goals of protecting threatened species and preventing conflicts between humans and wildlife? New research from Boston University, Clark University, and New York University published in “Conservation Biology”, finds that one reason may be how we relate to wild animals in the first place. […]

Women In STEM Panel

On July 9th at 5:30PM, Nia Bartolucci will be a speaker on a panel being hosted by the Girl Up chapter at the Canadian International School in Bangalore, India, entitled “Women in STEM”.  Girl Up is a UN affiliated group that works to educate, advocate, and fundraise for gender equality. With the other panelists we […]

Students in Research Class Present at the Massachusetts Green Careers Conference

At the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in Westborough, MA, on September 20, Alana Danison and Madeleine Mattson participated in Rick Reibstein’s presentation on the projects students have been doing in his class Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations (GE 532 and 534). The projects have included work on lead poisoning prevention, water quality […]

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 […]

Chi Chen and Taejin Park publish on photosynthetic activity in Global Change Biology

PhD students Chi Chen and Taejin Park recently published “Changes in the timing of peak photosynthetic activity in northern ecosystems” in Global Change Biology. The authors use the “laws of minimum” as a basis and introduce a new framework where the timing (day of year) of peak photosynthetic activity (DOYPmax) acts as a proxy for […]

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 […]