Bob Chen, a professor of organic geochemistry and marine organic chemistry in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, was part of a 30-member team that created the first known carbon budget of the eastern coast of North America. Given sea level rise, their findings could be cause for concern.
New studies coauthored by Associate Professor Helen Poynton and Kaley Major, a PhD candidate in environmental studies, find that pesticide use, particularly for home and garden care, are negatively impacting the communities of the shrimp-like crustacean Hyalella azteca and causing harm to our freshwater resources.
Crystal Schaaf, a professor of remote sensing in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, will once again serve a 5-year term as a Landsat Science Team Member, providing technical and scientific input to NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
School for the Environment professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen and their research team were one of 18 groups nationwide to receive the Federal Highway Administration’s 2017 Environmental Excellence Award, for the Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model.