News from the Field
Meha Jain, E3B Ph.D. student, Pinki Mondal, E3B Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Ruth S. DeFries, E3B Chair and Professor,
Christopher Small, and Gillian L. Galford, former E3B Post-doctoral fellow have an article to be published in
Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 134, July 2013
Mapping cropping intensity of smallholder farms: A comparison of methods using multiple sensors
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Megan Cattau, E3B Ph.D. student, is co-author on a paper on lions in Mozambique...
Jacobson, A. P., Cattau, M. E., Riggio, J. S., Petracca, L.S., and Fedak, D. A. 2013.
Distribution and abundance of lions in northwest Tete Province, Mozambique.
Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):87-107.
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Andrew Collins, E3B M.A. student, has been working on writing up some profiles of E3B students. To learn more about our students, click HERE
Bob Muscarella, E3B Ph.D. student, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation
Improvement Grant. His thesis is entitled, Do plants think globally and act locally?
Combining environmental niche models with intraspecific functional trait variation in a phylogenetic context.
James Fuller, E3B Ph.D. student, was part of a team that just published the finding
of a new monkey species, first in decades. The primate is called lesula in the Democratic
Republic of Congo where it was identified; scientists named it Cercopithecus lomamiensis after the nearby Lomami River. James did vocalization analysis in the project.
Please see the CNN coverage HERE.
Eli Dueker, a recent Ph.D. student now a post-doctoral researcher at
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), has a paper out about the
Newtown Creek Superfund Site. Eli was co-advised by Maria Uriarte, the DGS of E3B. An effort by NYC to clean up the polluted Newtown
Creek by aerating the water to boost oxygen levels is having an unintended effect:
it is releasing sewage bacteria and other particles into the air above the site.
The study appears in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
Researchers found bacteria types in the air consistent with the sewage
and oil pollution in the creek. The study is one of the first to establish a link
between water pollution and air-quality, raising new questions about the health
risks posed by dirty water. Click here for more.