BU students and faculty present at Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference

On March 29, three BU students presented at the ninth annual Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference, with the theme, “Shaping the Future of Sustainability,” held in Harvard Square. Josh Taylor explained how students in Rick Reibstein’s course Research for Environmental Agencies & Organizations (GE 532) surveyed Massachusetts communities to find out what they are doing […]

GE 532 students present analysis of Mystic River contamination

On March 28, students in Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations (GE 532) presented their analysis of chemical storage and contaminated site vulnerability to climate change to representatives of the Mystic River Watershed Association, the Sustainable Remediation Forum, EcoAdapt, and the engineering consulting firms Fuss & O’Neill and Woodward and Curran. The students also presented […]

Christoph Nolte publishes on ties between conservation and economic growth

Assistant Professor Christoph Nolte has contributed to “Assessing the local economic impacts of land protection,” just published in the journal Conservation Biology. The study explores the link between increases in land protection and employment. “Employment gains were modest but significant across the region, and the effect was amplified in more rural areas,” says Kate Sims, […]

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 […]

Sarah Foster and Wally Fulweiler in Eos spotlight

A new article by PhD candidate Sarah Foster and Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler has been featured in the Research Spotlight of Eos, AGU’s weekly magazine. In “Estuarine Sediments Exhibit Dynamic and Variable Biogeochemical Responses to Hypoxia,” Foster and Fulweiler investigate how estuary sediments interact with oxygen levels in water to affect nutrient levels and greenhouse […]

Mike Dietze delivers keynote at Mass Environmental Education Society

Associate Professor Mike Dietze delivered the keynote at the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society annual conference, as he addressed ecological forecasting and its application to citizen science. Professor Dietze spoke of the ways that iterative forecasts can improve and accelerate basic environmental science, while at the same time making that science more directly relevant to society. […]