Faculty News

The Rainbow Shades of the American Lobster

School for the Environment | September 05, 2018
When a 'ghost lobster' haunts fishermen, who do you call? Prof Tlusty!

CaPE Lab Director Writes About Mapping Seafloor Shallows

Office of Communications | July 17, 2018
The CaPE Lab is a collaboration with UMass Boston and the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown. In this article for Sea Technology, CaPE Lab Director Mark Borrelli writes about how the lab uses the EdgeTech 6205, a phase-measuring side scan sonar, for shallow-water seafloor mapping in Wellfleet and other areas.

Faculty Honored During UMass Boston’s 50th Commencement Exercises

Colleen Locke | May 25, 2018
Professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen were honored during UMass Boston's undergraduate commencement exercises, with the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Service. Honored for their work on climate change, this is the first time a team has received a chancellor's award.

UMass Boston Professor Part of National Carbon Tracking Team

Office of Communications | April 17, 2018
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.

UMass Boston Researchers: Pesticides Negatively Impacting Crustaceans, Fish Food Source

Colleen Locke | January 23, 2018
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.

UMass Boston’s Crystal Schaaf to Continue Serving as Landsat Science Team Member

Colleen Locke | December 26, 2017
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 Climate Scientists Receive National Award

Colleen Locke | October 27, 2017
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.