Faculty Research Fellows Li and Hutyra Awarded NSF Grant to Study Heat Waves in Urban Areas

Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellows Prof. Dan Li and Prof. Lucy Hutyra were recently awarded a $650,000 National Science Foundation grant to study land-atmosphere feedbacks over urban areas experiencing heat waves, and the impacts of heat waves on natural systems and human activities in urban areas.

The grant was awarded through NSF’s Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program, which awarded 14 grants totaling $19 million in 2019 to support research on natural disasters.

This project is built significantly upon the research Prof. Li and Prof. Hutyra are doing, along with Prof. Pamela Templer, as Faculty Research Fellows at the Pardee Center, where they are researching the mitigating effect of vegetation on urban heat in Boston.