Research on Tap: Coastal Cities, People, and Waterways

The world’s river basins and coastal cities are directly influenced by the people who live, work, and play on the water and in the surrounding landscapes. This session will feature brief presentations by BU faculty whose research focuses on some aspect of the interactions between people and waterways and coastal cities in various geographies. From the Amazon Basin to Southeast Asia and Indonesia to coastal New England, BU researchers are working to better understand the important, intrinsic connections and mutual influences between humans and inland waterways and urban areas on the coast.

Join the BU Office of Research for a Research on Tap event, titled “Coastal Cities, People, and Waterways,” hosted by Anthony Janetos, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth & Environment. The event will take place on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm at the Photonics Colloquium Room, 9th Floor, 8 St. Mary’s Street.

Research on Tap brings together groups of BU researchers around important topics for 4-5 minute micro-talks. The event is open to faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

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Gloria Waters Vice President and Associate Provost for Research
Tony Janetos Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future; Professor and Chair, Earth & Environment, CAS

Research Presentations:

  • Coastal Issues and Water

Tony Janetos, Professor and Chair, Earth & Environment, CAS; Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future

  • Climate-Related Disasters in Coastal Cities of Northern Java, Indonesia

Magaly Koch, Research Associate Professor, Center for Remote Sensing, CAS

  • Coastal Geomorphology

Sergio Fagherazzi, Professor, Earth & Environment and BU Marine Program, CAS

  • Urban Ecology of the Upper Nile: Fish and the City

James C. McCann, Professor and Chair, History, CAS

  • Is 50 Years Enough to Prepare Boston for the Rising Seas?

Bruce T. Anderson, Professor, Earth & Environment, CAS

  • Hidden Problems in Secret Corals: Microplastic pollution in an urban, coastal, temperate coral

Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor, Biology, CAS

  • Can We Make Fresh Air from Pond Scum?

Linda Doerrer, Associate Professor, Chemistry, CAS

  • The Mighty Merrimack: Toilet and Tap

Wendy Heiger-Bernays, Clinical Professor, Environmental Health, SPH

  • Vertical Composition of Historic Urban Land-Use Impacts Contemporary Watershed Silica Export

Robinson (Wally) Fulweiler, Associate Professor, jointly Earth & Environment and Biology, CAS; Director, Boston University Marine Program (BUMP)

  • Land Use and Livelihood Change on the Rio Cauaburis

Julie Klinger, Assistant Professor, International Relations, PSGS

  • Spatial Decision Tools

Suchi Gopal, Professor, Earth & Environment, CAS

  • The Pearl River Delta in China: a Unique Natural and Human Ecosystem in History

Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor, History, CAS 

  • What’s Coming in Through Urban Rainwater?

Pamela Templer, Professor, Biology, CAS
Lucy Hutyra, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environment, CAS

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